THE VILLAGE OF

CLINTON

“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!

“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!

THE CLINTON HISTORICAL SOCIETY

stands passionate in their vision and commitment to provide leadership and service to the community, thereby fostering both historical and recreational interest.

We are headquartered in the pre-civil war Rhoads-Harter House located in one of the two Historic Districts listed on the National Register.

It is our intent to offer quality programs, in conjunction with our history that will be instrumental in shaping the future social, cultural and economic climate of the greater Clinton area.

The Clinton Historical Society is an all volunteer, 501C3, organization dedicated to the education, preservation and promotion of the rich heritage of the greater Clinton area and its role along the Ohio & Erie Canal Corridor.

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