Overview

Introduction to Canal Fulton, Ohio

Canal Fulton, Ohio, in Stark county, is 13 miles NW of Canton, Ohio (center to center) and 42 miles S of Cleveland, Ohio. The village is located in the Canton - Massillon metropolitan area.

Canal Fulton History

In the early 1800s, the Village of Milan was established and in 1825, plans were made to create a canal which would connect the Ohio River and Lake Erie. Following the construction of the Ohio-Erie Canalway, 25 new villages were created, one of which was Fulton. According to one tradition, the community was named in honor of Robert Fulton who invented the steamboat. However, others claim that it was named after an early settler, Ben Fulton. William Christmas and James Lathrop laid out the village on May 16th, 1826. The first post office was established four years later, and in 1832, the community was officially named "Canal Fulton." In 1853, the villages of West Fulton and Milan merged with Canal Fulton, and the community was officially incorporated the same year. Canalling and coal mining were the two main commercial ventures of the village.

Canal Fulton and Nearby Attractions

  • Heritage House and Old Canal Days Museum
  • Akron Art Museum
  • Oberlin House
  • Akron Zoo
  • Cuyahoga Valley National Park

Things To Do In Canal Fulton

The Heritage House & Old Canal Days Museum, which is located in Canal Fulton, houses various artifacts and memorabilia dating back to the canal era. Canal Fulton Canoe Livery offers opportunities for canoeing and primitive camping. The Oberlin House, a mid-19th century structure, is a place of historic interest which currently operates as a living history museum. The St. Helena III, a replica freighter created in the late 1980s, takes visitors on a cruise along a portion of the Ohio-Erie Canal. Akron Art Museum, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, MAPS Air Museum, First Ladies Historic Site, Canton Classic Car Museum and Haines House Underground Railroad Museum are some of the other museums near Canal Fulton. The 33,000-acre Cuyahoga Valley National Park features biking and hiking trails, as well as collections of flora and fauna. Geauga Lake Family Amusement Park, Akron Zoo, Gorge Metropolitan Park and Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens are among the other popular attractions in the area. In addition, residents of the village celebrate the annual Yankee Peddler Festival and Olde Canal Days Festival.

Canal Fulton Transportation

The closest major airport is Akron-Canton Regional Airport.

Canal Fulton Higher Education

Kent State University - Stark, Malone College, Stark State College of Technology and Walsh University are some of the colleges near Canal Fulton.

Demographics

People

Total Population5,464
Male Share of the Population48.5%
Female Share of the Population51.5%
Senior Citizens22%
Employed Population 16+2,733
Age of the Population44

Families

% of people married49.8%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher19.7%
Median Earnings25+$42,232
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$43,250
Median Earnings With High School Degree$24,449

Wealth

Median Family Income$70,735
% Above Poverty Level92.1%
% Below Poverty Level7.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time22 minutes
% Working from Home4.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.8%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone33.5%
Median Gross Rent$765
Median House Value$151,200

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)15.7%
Italian12.4%
Irish11.8%
English11.4%
Hungarian4.2%
Polish3.4%
Scottish1.7%
French Except Basque1.5%
Greek1.4%
Swiss1.3%
Czech1.3%
Slovak1.3%
Slovene0.6%
Swedish0.5%
Norwegian0.5%
Dutch0.5%
Portuguese0.4%
Russian0.3%
Latvian0.3%
Croatian0.1%
Welsh0.1%
German0.1%
Arab0.1%
Romanian0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
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Canal Fulton Almanac

CategoryValue
CountyStark County
Standard Zip Codes44614
Phone Area Codes2,34,330
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude40.89
Approximate Longitude-81.58

Canal Fulton Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationAKRON CANTON AP
Distance8.8 miles
Jan Temp17 to 33 F
Apr Temp37 to 59 F
Jul Temp61 to 82 F
Oct Temp42 to 61 F
Annual Precip38.4 inches
StationAKRON
Distance14 miles
Jan Temp20 to 34 F
Apr Temp40 to 60 F
Jul Temp64 to 84 F
Oct Temp45 to 62 F
Annual Precip36 inches
StationCHIPPEWA LAKE
Distance20.7 miles
Jan Temp16 to 31 F
Apr Temp36 to 57 F
Jul Temp61 to 82 F
Oct Temp41 to 61 F
Annual Precip38.3 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Clinton1,246$68,269
Dalton1,557$68,676
Doylestown3,097$70,347
Green25,758$88,181
Marshallville829$65,000
Massillon32,366$55,219

Canal Fulton Public Libraries

Canal Fulton Public Library
154 MARKET ST. NE
Canal Fulton, Ohio
(330) 854-4148

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Canal Fulton Public Schools

Northwest High School
8580 Erie Ave Nw
ZIP: 44614
(330) 854-2205
High
Total Enrollment 603
Northwest Middle School
8614 Erie Ave Nw
ZIP: 44614
(330) 854-3303
Middle
Total Enrollment 433
Northwest Primary School
8436 Erie Ave Nw
ZIP: 44614
(330) 854-5405
Primary
Total Enrollment 402
W. S. Stinson Elementary School
8454 Erie Ave Nw
ZIP: 44614
(330) 854-4646
Primary
Total Enrollment 433
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