“A CANAL TOWN AND PROUD OF IT!”
That pretty well sums up this now quiet little village that owes its beginnings and character to the Ohio & Erie Canal. “One of the most historic communities in the Akron/Canton area” it is, as near as possible, an unmatched look into the past of the historic Canal Era.
One simply cannot stand in this village, today, much the same as it was one hundred and fifty plus years ago, and not have an overwhelming sensation of its storied past. Its heritage speaks of the canal from every shadow of the historic landscape. It tells how this community came into being because “a canal ran through it”; what previous generations dreamed of and what they achieved.
Though Clinton owes its early brawling boomtown character to the Ohio & Erie Canal, today, nestled among the foothills of the extreme southwestern tip of Summit County; it has a natural resource not found in many places… PEACEFULNESS!