Introduction to Dover, Ohio
Dover was part of a land grant given to Col. James Morrison of Kentucky for his services during the Revolutionary War. In 1806, Christian Deardorff and Jesse Slingluff from Baltimore, Maryland, purchased 2000 acres of the land. The development of Dover began in 1825 after the incorporation of the Tuscarawas River into the Ohio Canal system. Dover was incorporated in 1901 as a city. It derived its name from Dover, Vermont.
Dover and Nearby Attractions
- Warther Museum
- Kimberly's Art Gallery
- Fort Laurens
- J.E. Reeves Victorian Home and Carriage House Museum
- Sippo Lake Park
Things To Do In Dover
You can enjoy long summers, cool breezes and beautiful autumn colors at Dover. The city offers four picnic shelters and a swimming pool. The Slingluff Park also offers several recreational activities. You can enjoy shopping at the Miracle Lane Plaza Shopping Center. You can explore the city’s history by visiting the Warther Museum and the Dover Public Library. Dover Historical Society Museum is also worth visiting.
Air transportation is available from Akron - Canton Regional Airport.
Dover Higher Education
The nearest colleges and universities are Stark State College of Technology and Kent State University - Stark Campus.