National Register Listings in
Summit County, Ohio

A. Schrader’s Son, Inc. of Ohio Buildings Akron Jewish Center Akron Post Office and Federal Building Akron Public Library Akron Rural Cemetery Buildings Akron Soap Company Akron Y.M.C.A. Building Akron-Fulton International Airport Administration Building Alling, Francis D., House Anna-Dean Farm B.F. Goodrich Company Historic District Barber, O. C., Barn No. 1 Barber, O. C., Colt Barn Barber, O. C., Creamery Barber, O. C., Machine Barn Barber, O. C., Piggery Barder, Byron R., House Barker, William, Residence Bath Township Hall Bath Township School Becker, Francis, House Berkshire Park Historic District Boston Mills Historic District Botzum Farm Brookdale Farm Brown, Jim, House Brown, Jim, Tavern Brown, John, Farmhouse Brown-Bender Farm (Boundary Increase) Butler, H. Karl, Memorial Camp Crowell Hilaka Historic District Camp Manatoc Concord Lodge and Adirondacks Historic District Camp Manatoc Dining Hall Camp Manatoc Foresters Lodge and Kit Carson-Dan Boone Cabins Historic District Camp Manatoc Legion Lodge Carkhuff, Stacy G., House Cascade Locks Historic District Case-Barlow Farm Chuckery Race Clinton Ohio and Erie Canal Historic District-Clinton Lock 2 and 3-Clinton Upper (Lock 2) and Clinton Lower (Lock 3) Cofta, Albert, Farmstead Cole Avenue Housing Project Historic District Copley Depot Copley Township Cemetery Receiving Vault Corbusier, John William Creswell, House Cranz, Edward, Farm Cranz, William and Eugene, Farm Cuyahoga Falls Downtown Historic District Diamond Match Historic District Duffy, Michael, Farm Eagles Temple East Liberty School, District No. 11 East Market Street Church of Christ Everett Historic District Falls Stamping and Welding Building Firestone Tire and Rubber Company First Congregational Church First Congregational Church of Cuyahoga Falls First National Bank Tower Furnace Run Aqueduct Gayer, Jacob M., House Ghent Historic District Glendale Cemetery Goodyear Airdock Goodyear Hall-Ohio Savings and Trust Company Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company Headquarters Gothic Building, The Grace Reformed Church Hale, Elijah, Residence Hale, Jonathan, Homestead Hall Park Allotment Historic District Harshey, John, Residence Hartong, Levi J., House and Farm Heller, Edward, Residence Hershey, J., Residence Hopkins, Roswell, Residence Hower Mansion Hudson Historic District Hudson Historic District (Boundary Increase) Humberger House Hunt-Wilke Farm Izant, Grace Goulder, House Jackson, Andrew, House Johnson, Dustin, Residence Jyurovat Farmstead Kendall, Virginia, State Park Historic District Kenmore Boulevard Historic District Kent, J., Residence Kirby, James, Mill Kittinger, David, Residence Lambert, Jeremiah, House and Barn Ligget, J., Residence Limbach Block Historic District Lock No. 26 Lock No. 27 Lock No. 28 Lock No. 29 and Aqueduct Lock No. 30 and Feeder Dam Lock No. 31 Lock No. 32 Lock No. 33 Lock No. 34 Lock No. 35 Loew's Theatre Longwood Manor Lutz-Martin Farm Main Exchange Historic District Main-Market Historic District Mason, Frank H., House McKisson, Robert, House Merriman, Wells E., House Miller, Harvey, Residence Miller, Lewis, House Northfield Town Hall O'Neil's Department Store Oakwood Cemetery Chapel Ohio and Erie Canal Deep Lock Old Akron Post Office Oviatt, Orson Minot, House Ozmun, Isaac and Maria, Farmstead Palmer House Peninsula Village Historic District Perkins, Col. Simon, Mansion Point, Nathaniel, Farm Portage Hotel Porter, Orin, House Porter-Aue House Price, Jonathan, House Quaker Oats Cereal Factory Randall, Dr. Rufus, Residence Ranney, Luther B., Farm Raymond, Frank Mason, House Rhodes and Watters Apartment Buildings, The Richard, John, Residence Roach, Moses and Minerva, House Robinson, Byron W., House Schmitt, Louis, House and Store Seiberling, Charles Willard, House Selle Gear Company Shaw, Samuel, Residence Shaw, Sylvester, Residence Sisler, Dr. Louis, House Smith, David, House Smith, Dr. Robert and Anne House Smith, William, House Sorrick-Oster Store South Main Street Historic District St. Bernard's Church St. Paul's Sunday School and Parish House Stan Hywet Hall-Frank A. Seiberling House Stan Hywet Poultry Keepers Cottage Stanford, George, Farm Stewart-Hanson Farm Stumpy Basin Summit County Courthouse and Annex Tallmadge Town Square Historic District Thornton-Guise Kitchen And House Thorp, Manville, Residence Tilden, Daniel, House Tuscarawas Avenue-Alexander Square Commercial Historic District Twinsburg Congregational Church Twinsburg Institute University Club Viall Lodge Voris, Peter Jr., House Wallace Farm Ward House Warwick Interlocking Tower Welton, Allen, House Werner Company Building Werner, Edward P., House Wesley Temple AME Church Western Reserve Academy Westmont Building Wolcott House Young Woman's Christian Association Zimmerly House
The Ohio River, which forms the state's southern border, played a significant role in the Underground Railroad, a network of secret routes and safe houses used by African American slaves to escape to freedom in the North before the Civil War.
Summit County, Ohio has a rich history that dates back to the early 19th century. The area was first settled by Europeans in the late 1700s as part of the Connecticut Western Reserve, a parcel of land given to the state of Connecticut in compensation for their losses during the American Revolution. In 1808, the county was officially established, and it was named "Summit" due to its high elevation and the fact that it was located at the highest point along the Ohio and Erie Canal.

The development of the Ohio and Erie Canal played a significant role in the county's growth. Completed in 1832, the canal transformed Summit County into a major transportation hub, connecting Lake Erie with the Ohio River. This led to an economic boom, attracting industries such as coal mining, steel production, and manufacturing. Akron, the county seat, became known as the "Rubber Capital of the World" due to the presence of major tire companies like Goodyear and Firestone.

In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, Summit County experienced rapid urbanization, fueled by the growth of its industries. The area attracted a diverse immigrant population, with substantial numbers of Eastern European, Irish, and Italian migrants settling in the region. They contributed to the cultural richness of the area, establishing their own communities and bringing their unique traditions with them.

In recent decades, Summit County has transitioned from an industrial-based economy to one focused on healthcare, education, and technology. The University of Akron has become a prominent institution, drawing students from across the region, while the Akron Global Business Accelerator supports the growth of tech startups. Today, Summit County is a vibrant and diverse area that combines historical charm with modern innovation.

This timeline provides a condensed summary of the historical journey of Summit County, Ohio.

  • 1840: Summit County is established as one of the 88 counties in Ohio.
  • 1841: Canal construction in the county begins, aiding in the area's economic growth.
  • 1846: The Akron and Summit County Institute is established, marking the beginnings of higher education in the county.
  • 1865: The American Civil War ends, bringing changes and challenges to Summit County.
  • 1870: The Akron Public Library is founded, providing accessible knowledge to the community.
  • 1914: The Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company is established in Akron, becoming a significant industrial presence.
  • 1935: Summit County experiences severe flooding as a result of heavy rainfall and inadequate flood control measures.
  • 1950: Akron becomes known as the "Rubber Capital of the World" as numerous rubber companies expand in the area.
  • 1970: The Cuyahoga Valley National Park is established, preserving natural beauty in Summit County.
  • 1986: The Akron Art Museum moves to its current location, showcasing art exhibitions and educational programs.
  • 2008: The downtown area of Akron undergoes revitalization efforts to attract more businesses and residents.