Introduction to Norton, Ohio
The area was originally occupied by an Indian tribe called Eries. The first white explorer who discovered this area was the famous Frenchman, DeSalle. Following his positive reports, the French government laid claim to this area. It was followed by many decades of skirmishes between the French and the Indians and later between the French and the British. The British emerged victorious in the end. Norton was originally a part of Wolf Creek Township which was established in 1816. It became an independent township in 1818.
Norton and Nearby Attractions
- Columbia Woods Park
- Akron Zoo
- Lake Dorothy
- Loyal Oak Golf Course
- National Inventors Hall of Fame
Things To Do In Norton
The city has a number of parks which have playgrounds, picnic areas, soccer fields, baseball fields and basketball courts. The parks are suitable for family gatherings and individual recreation. Golf can be played at the excellent courses in the neighboring areas.
Cleveland-Hopkins International Airport, located nearby, provides air transportation.
Norton Higher Education
Higher education is available at the University of Akron, Stark State College of Technology and Kent State University.