Introduction to Ravenna, Ohio
Benjamin Tappan, a member of the Ohio State Senate, founded the present day city of Ravenna. Tappan visited the area on June 11, 1799. It was named after Ravenna, Italy. The area was originally part of the Township of Franklin. The first school of Ravenna opened in 1803. Ravenna became the County seat in 1807 after the formation of the Portage County. The Congregational Church was the first church of Ravenna and was established in 1822. The Cleveland and Pittsburgh Railroad entered the city in 1851. Ravenna is also home of the Quaker Oats Company, which was established in 1877.
Ravenna and Nearby Attractions
- West Branch State Park
- Happy Trails Farm Animal Sanctuary
- Kent State University Museum
- Glamorgan Castle
Things To Do In Ravenna
There are many parks and playgrounds located in and around the city of Ravenna. The City Park offers facilities for basketball, baseball, tennis, softball and picnic shelters. The Havres Woods Park also offers several recreational facilities. Lake Hodgson is a popular tourist spot. Golf can be enjoyed at Chestnut Hill Golf Course and Windmill Lakes Golf Course.
Air transportation is available from Akron - Canton Regional Airport.
Ravenna Higher Education
Higher education is provided by Kent State University - Main Campus, Boheckers Business College - Ravenna, Mount Union College and University of Akron - Main Campus, all located nearby.