Introduction to Niles, Ohio
Niles, Ohio, in Trumbull county, is 8 miles NW of Youngstown, Ohio (center to center) and 53 miles SE of Cleveland, Ohio. Part of the surrounding Youngstown - Warren metro area, the city is not an isolated city.
In 1806, Niles was founded by James Heaton, owner of the first iron-ore processing plants of Ohio. Originally, it was named as Heaton's Furnace but was changed to Nilestown. Niles was named after the editor of the Niles Register, Hezekiah Niles. In 1843, Nilestown was shortened to Niles. The 25th President of the United States, William McKinley, was born in Niles on January 29, 1843.
Niles and Nearby Attractions
- National McKinley Birthplace Memorial
- Children's Museum of the Valley
- Packard Museum Association
- Lake Milton State Park
- Arms Family Museum of Local History
- Sutliff Museum
Things To Do In Niles
While staying at Niles, you can visit the McKinley Birthplace Memorial. The city also offers a number of churches such as Hungarian Presbyterian Church, Niles Wesleyan Methodist Church, Fairview United Methodist Church, Niles Christian Assembly Church and Mount Sinai Church of God in Christ. Niles includes an indoor shopping center called the Eastwood Mall. In addition, shopping can be enjoyed at Jamesplace Plaza Shopping Center, Romar Plaza Shopping Center, Great East Plaza Shopping Center and the Village Center Shopping Center.
Youngstown - Warren Regional Airport is nearby.
Niles Higher Education
Higher educational facilities are provided by Youngstown State University, Mount Union College, ETI Technical College and Kent State University - Main Campus.