Clinton, located in the southwestern part of Ohio's Summit County, offers residents a simpler, slower pace of life in a village filled with history. Ten of Clinton's canal, railroad, and industrial resources have been placed on the National Register of Historic Places.
The small village offers excellent education through the Norton City School District, and although settled in a quiet setting, it is close to major shopping and attractions in Akron and North Canton.
In 1807, the land west of the Tuscarawas River became part of Franklin Township and the Village of Clinton was founded in 1816. By 1827, the village had grown exponentially with the advent of the canals and Clinton became a popular destination for business and transportation. Bituminous Coal was also a commodity for Clinton and was easily shipped via the canals to Akron and Cleveland.
The popularity of the canals was short-lived and all was lost when railroads replaced the canals as the preferred mode of transportation. When several floods in the early 1900’s destroyed the canals, it was cost-prohibitive to rebuild.
According to the 2000 census, Clinton has 1337 residents, 97.7% of whom are white, .4% African-American, and .4% Asian. In addition, 62% of Clinton residents are married. The median age is 40 and the median household income is $49,353.
There are a few restaurants within the Village of Clinton. However, residents are just a short drive from nearby Green, North Canton, or Akron and the many dining options offered there. Within Clinton, you'll find:
- JBs Bar & Grill
- Top Cat Lounge
Shopping is limited to a few places within the Village of Clinton, but residents are only minutes from major shopping centers in Akron and North Canton. Located within Clinton are:
- AJ’s Rad Rides Arps Hardware
- Browns Appliance
- Clinton True Value
- Rock & River Adventure Supply
Clinton students attend the Norton City School District that has a current enrollment of around 2,600 students. The Norton City District has achieved the second highest rating of Excellent for the Local Report Card assessment as given by the Ohio Department of Education. There is one elementary school located within the village of Clinton with an enrollment of 232.
The Ohio Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial Park is located on Cleveland-Massillon Road in Clinton. This park honors the 3,095 Ohioans that died during the Vietnam War. Bricks with names of servicemen from all wars pave the way to the memorial monument. The village also maintains the Warwick Park where they are pleased to have turkey buzzards as new residents. Those living in Clinton also enjoy the convenience of being just one village away from the Portage Lakes State Park.