Introduction to New Philadelphia, Ohio
New Philadelphia History
In the place now known as New Philadelphia, the Moravian Church had founded Schoenbrunn or "beautiful spring" as a mission to the Delaware Indians. This was in the year 1772. There was a substantial settlement that grew up in this area but Schoenbrunn closed down in 1777 following problems related to the American Revolution. The town of New Philadelphia was founded by John Knisely in 1804. It is home to the reconstructed village that was once Schoenbrunn. In the 1800s, agriculture was the major occupation of the German immigrants who had settled in New Philadelphia.
New Philadelphia and Nearby Attractions
- Tuscarawas County Public Library
- Schoenbrunn Village State Memorial
- Schoenbrunn Amphitheater
- Tuscarawas County Jail
- Emanuel Lutheran Church
- Franklin Square
Things To Do In New Philadelphia
In New Philadelphia, some of the sites worth visiting include the Tuscarawas County Public Library, the Schoenbrunn Village State Memorial, the Schoenbrunn Amphitheater, the county jail, Knisely Industrial Park and the Tuscarawas County Jewish Center. There are also a couple of other libraries and memorial buildings that one can visit. The churches and cemeteries are ideal places to visit if one wants to spend some quiet and peaceful time. The parks and shopping malls provide excellent recreational opportunities.
New Philadelphia Transportation
Akron-Canton Regional Airport provides air transportation to residents of New Philadelphia.
New Philadelphia Higher Education
Residents can enroll at the Kent State University-Tuscaraws Regional Campus for higher education. Other institutes nearby include the Stark State College of Technology and the Kent State University-Stark Campus.