Introduction to Wooster, Ohio
John Bever, Joseph Larwill and William Henry founded Wooster in 1808. They named it after General David Wooster, who was a hero in the American Revolutionary War. The original seat of the government of Wayne County was in Madison, but due to lobbying by the residents of the county, it was changed to Wooster in 1811.
Wooster and Nearby Attractions
- Wayne County Historical Society and Museum
- The College of Wooster Art Museum
- Wayne Center for the Arts
- Wooster Memorial Park
- Vulture's Knob Mountain Bike Course and Race
- The Ohio Light Opera
Things To Do In Wooster
There are numerous parks in the city where one can relax or pursue fitness or sporting activities. Some of the parks also have picnic pavilions and hiking trails. The campus of the College of Wooster is a beautiful area and a very popular tourist haunt.
The Akron-Canton Regional Airport offers air transportation facilities.
Wooster Higher Education
The local College of Wooster is a reputed center of learning. Other options nearby include Ashland University and the University of Akron.