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Now that my trips around Ohio are winding down, I wondered if anyone had suggestions for other interesting cities/towns/villages, etc. that may not appear on UrbanOhio.

 

Below is a list of the more than 200 cities that are included within the main photo pages of UrbanOhio. I have posted a number of small towns on the forum that I don't feel belong in the main pages, so use some discretion when deciding what places are significant. If you notice the absence of a city, be sure to check if it is classified in an adjacent region or included as a suburb of a larger city.

 

Central Ohio

 

Centerburg

Circleville

Columbus

-Bexley

-Canal Winchester

-Dublin

-Grandview Heights

-New Albany

-Westerville

-Worthington

Delaware

Gambier

Granville

Lancaster

London

Marion

Marysville

Mechanicsburg

Mt. Gilead

Mt. Vernon

Newark

Plain City

Utica

 

Northeast Ohio

 

Akron

-Cuyahoga Falls

-Hudson

-Peninsula

-Tallmadge

Alliance

Ashland

Ashtabula

Berlin

Cadiz

Canton

Carrollton

Chardon

Cleveland

-Amherst

-Bay Village

-Chagrin Falls

-Cleveland Heights

-East Cleveland

-Euclid

-Lakewood

-Lyndhurst

-Medina

-Shaker Heights

-Westlake

Columbiana

Conneaut

Dover

East Liverpool

Elyria

Garrettsville

Geneva

Geneva-on-the-Lake

Girard

Hiram

Jefferson

Kent

Lisbon

Lorain

Loudonville

Louisville

Mansfield

Mantua

Massillon

Millersburg

Mingo Junction

New London

New Philadelphia

Newton Falls

Niles

Oberlin

Orrville

Painesville

Ravenna

Salem

Scio

Shelby

Steubenville

Sugar Creek

Vermilion

Warren

Wellington

Wooster

Youngstown

 

Northwest Ohio

 

Ada

Antwerp

Archbold

Bellevue

Bluffton

Bowling Green

Bryan

Bucyrus

Carthagena

Celina

Clyde

Defiance

Delphos

Delta

Deshler

Findlay

Fostoria

Fremont

Galion

Hicksville

Kenton

Lima

Milan

Montpelier

Napoleon

New Bremen

North Baltimore

Norwalk

Ottawa

Paulding

Port Clinton

Sandusky

St. Marys

Stryker

Tiffin

Toledo

-Maumee

-Ottawa Hills

-Perrysburg

-Sylvania

Upper Sandusky

Van Wert

Wapakoneta

Wauseon

Willard

 

Southeast Ohio

 

Athens

Barnesville

Bellaire

Bethesda

Caldwell

Cambridge

Chillicothe

Coshocton

Dresden

Gallipolis

Glouster

Ironton

Jackson

Logan

Marietta

Martins Ferry

McArthur

McConnelsville

Middleport

Nelsonville

New Lexington

Pomeroy

Portsmouth

Rio Grande

Shawnee

Somerset

St. Clairsville

Waverly

Wellston

Woodsfield

Zanesville

 

Southwest Ohio

 

Bellefontaine

Blanchester

Camden

Cedarville

Cincinnati

-Amberley Village

-Batavia

-Bellevue

-Cheviot

-Covington

-Dayton

-Elmwood Place

-Glendale

-Indian Hill

-Lebanon

-Lockland

-Loveland

-Ludlow

-Mariemont

-Mason

-Milford

-Montgomery

-Mt. Healthy

-Newport

-North College Hill

-Norwood

-Reading

-Wyoming

Clifton

College Corner

Covington

Dayton

-Centerville

-Franklin

-Germantown

-Miamisburg

-New Carlisle

-Oakwood

-Piqua

-Tipp City

-Troy

-West Milton

-Xenia

-Yellow Springs

Eaton

Georgetown

Greenfield

Greenville

Hamilton

Harrison

Hillsboro

Jamestown

Middletown

Morrow

New Richmond

Oxford

Ripley

Sidney

Springfield

St. Paris

Urbana

Versailles

Washington Court House

Waynesville

West Liberty

West Union

Wilmington

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Speaking personally, I would love to see more northern suburbs represented.  For example, Willoughby.


"You don't just walk into a bar and mix it up by calling a girl fat" - buildingcincinnati speaking about new forumers

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Don't push it.


"You don't just walk into a bar and mix it up by calling a girl fat" - buildingcincinnati speaking about new forumers

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I'm all for random villages and towns. You can always head to Amanda near Lancaster where my Dad's side of the family is from *shudder*. And then there's Johnstown, Lithopolis, and just for the name alone if you're up NW, Cygnet.

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i can do Willoughby some time and the other Ws with less of an identifiable town center (Wickliffe, Willowick, Willoughby Hills, Waite Hill).  along with the "lakes" Eastlake, Timberlake, Lakeline.  All of these were part of the original Willoughby Township. 

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I wouldn't lose sleep over these but they're interesting enough for a quick photo opp, I suppose:

 

All Northeast Ohio, mostly village-sized places:

 

In Columbiana County:

Hanoverton (interesting historic district) http://www.historicbyway.com/Hanoverton.htm

Leetonia (nice residential stock along Walnut Street and Columbia/Rt. 344) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leetonia,_Ohio

Minerva (small downtown) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Minerva,_Ohio

 

In Mahoning County:

Sebring (nice residential stock on Ohio Avenue, east of their small "downtown) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sebring,_OH

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Shadyside (Belmont Co.)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shadyside,_OH

 

East Palestine (Columbiana Co.)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/East_palestine,_oh

 

Wellsville (Columbiana Co.)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wellsville,_OH

 

Toronto (Jefferson Co.)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toronto,_Oh

 

Bridgeport (Belmont Co.)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bridgeport,_OH

 

Cortland (Trumbull Co.)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cortland,_oh

 

 

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There are lots of quaint (and not so quaint) little villages in western Stark County--south and west of Massillon.  I can only name a few, but remember passing through many as a kid.  Based on the architecture, some are pretty old.  Here are a few: Wilmot, (quaint) Beach City, (quaint--IIRC) and Brewster. (not so quaint, IMO)

 

Some of the places I can't name, but remember from long drives, were little more than an intersection with a couple houses that look like they were built in the 1830's-1840's.

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i'd say more nw ohio is due. oak harbor. the marblehead peninsula. maybe toledo neighborhoods and suburbs? a tour right along the maumee river along rt24 is order -- canal era houses in maumee, stops in waterville, grand rapids, napoleon, etc.

 

also, the small bump in the road nw farm towns like tontogany, pemberville, etc.

 

then there is stuff like the real teeny tiny places like rising sun, bono, etc.

 

something to look for: there are early oil rig remnants and likely little related ghost towns you can sometimes come across among the nw ohio farms and tree stands. seasonal migrant towns too.

 

outside of that, maybe themed visits like amish towns, drag strip/racing track towns, rt 40/ohio turnpike, ski resorts, winter festivals or county fairs across the state?

 

 

 

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outside of that, maybe themed visits like amish towns, drag strip/racing track towns, rt 40/ohio turnpike, ski resorts, winter festivals or county fairs across the state?

 

Great idea, I always love themed threads.

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Speaking personally, I would love to see more northern suburbs represented.  For example, Willoughby.

 

I actually did Willoughby back in 2004, but I have no idea what happened to the uploaded photos or the thread.  I still have the originals if anyone is interested in me reposting them.  Otherwise, I'll just let someone else (I think lopsidedfrock offered) do a thread on it.

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I feel Avon/ Avon Lake should be represented in Northeast Ohio. They are the edge of what was the original city and suburbs and the new growth and sprawl seen as of late. Well Avon Lake's 'lakefront has been developed for years, connecting Lorain and Cleveland in their haydays (Including a trolley line!), Walker Rd. a mile and a half south has neighborhoods with stars like Braylon Edwards, Ilgunis Zildruskis (sorry i've been drinking), and Brady Quinn residing, also past homes of Lisa 'Left Eye' Lopes and Frank Caliendo. Avon Lake also has a large blue collar base with the Ford Plant,  First Energy Power Plant, and PolyOne within city limits. A strong public school system and a pollutant contamination theory/problem. Two recent mayors in a row were also impeached/kicked out of office.. I could go on and on.

 

Plus, I know there are at least two other Avon Lake (past or present resident) forumers who post on the boards.

 

Although, I guess everyone's home town from Ohio should be photographed and has plenty of stories to tell

 

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I know ink is still reeling from his visit to Amanda and said he'd never listen to me again  :( , but Ohio towns with wineries or breweries sound good. At least if the town sucks there's good (hopefully) local wine/beer to drink away the pain. No train to take back home, but still.

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I know ink is still reeling from his visit to Amanda and said he'd never listen to me again :( , but Ohio towns with wineries or breweries sound good. At least if the town sucks there's good (hopefully) local wine/beer to drink away the pain. No train to take back home, but still.

 

Hey, I did Johnstown for you!

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Maybe I missed it, but Mentor Ohio (Lake County Northeast Ohio) is not on the list.  It is the home of a president (Garfield's home - part of the national park system), Mentor Headlands state park, the 6th largests city in retail for the state of Ohio, etc. etc.

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Maybe I missed it, but Mentor Ohio (Lake County Northeast Ohio) is not on the list.  It is the home of a president (Garfield's home - part of the national park system), Mentor Headlands state park, the 6th largests city in retail for the state of Ohio, etc. etc.

Although Mentor is the largest municipality in Lake County, I think many people view it as a bedroom community, one big suburb. But I think it has the remnants of an old downtown area, plus, as you indicate, the Garfield Home, Lawnfield. For an added bonus, one can visit the Great Lakes Mall, where I was one of the original mall rats (before the term was coined) back in the late 60's.

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Maybe I missed it, but Mentor Ohio (Lake County Northeast Ohio) is not on the list. It is the home of a president (Garfield's home - part of the national park system), Mentor Headlands state park, the 6th largests city in retail for the state of Ohio, etc. etc.

Although Mentor is the largest municipality in Lake County, I think many people view it as a bedroom community, one big suburb. But I think it has the remnants of an old downtown area, plus, as you indicate, the Garfield Home, Lawnfield. For an added bonus, one can visit the Great Lakes Mall, where I was one of the original mall rats (before the term was coined) back in the late 60's.

 

If Mentor had a downtown, I would be all over it. Where are these remnants?

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Maybe I missed it, but Mentor Ohio (Lake County Northeast Ohio) is not on the list.  It is the home of a president (Garfield's home - part of the national park system), Mentor Headlands state park, the 6th largests city in retail for the state of Ohio, etc. etc.

Although Mentor is the largest municipality in Lake County, I think many people view it as a bedroom community, one big suburb. But I think it has the remnants of an old downtown area, plus, as you indicate, the Garfield Home, Lawnfield. For an added bonus, one can visit the Great Lakes Mall, where I was one of the original mall rats (before the term was coined) back in the late 60's.

 

If Mentor had a downtown, I would be all over it. Where are these remnants?

to be perfectly honest, I'm not really sure. I think it's somewhere around the Garfleld Home, on Mentor Avenue. I'm not sure the term "downtown" would even apply. It was more a collection of storefronts with a stoplight that had comprised the original center of business for Mentor when is was a rural-ish outpost and Painesville was the nearest "big city" (lol) over a hundred years ago. I just remember an old-time Italian restaurant along that stretch back in the 60's. I haven't been back to that area for ages, but by now any original buildings have probably been subsumed by sprawl (or, as a one time friend of mine from West Virginia would say when referring to the oases of fast food culture one encounters along the turnpike, "every chicken shack and rib joint you can think of.")

 

 

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Maybe I missed it, but Mentor Ohio (Lake County Northeast Ohio) is not on the list.  It is the home of a president (Garfield's home - part of the national park system), Mentor Headlands state park, the 6th largests city in retail for the state of Ohio, etc. etc.

Although Mentor is the largest municipality in Lake County, I think many people view it as a bedroom community, one big suburb. But I think it has the remnants of an old downtown area, plus, as you indicate, the Garfield Home, Lawnfield. For an added bonus, one can visit the Great Lakes Mall, where I was one of the original mall rats (before the term was coined) back in the late 60's.

 

If Mentor had a downtown, I would be all over it. Where are these remnants?

to be perfectly honest, I'm not really sure. I think it's somewhere around the Garfleld Home, on Mentor Avenue. I'm not sure the term "downtown" would even apply. It was more a collection of storefronts with a stoplight that had comprised the original center of business for Mentor when is was a rural-ish outpost and Painesville was the nearest "big city" (lol) over a hundred years ago. I just remember an old-time Italian restaurant along that stretch back in the 60's. I haven't been back to that area for ages, but by now any original buildings have probably been subsumed by sprawl (or, as a one time friend of mine from West Virginia would say when referring to the oases of fast food culture one encounters along the turnpike, "every chicken shack and rib joint you can think of.")

 

 

 

Mentor's "downtown" was centered around Mentor Ave. and 615 (Center St.).  There are still some old buildings in the area (including the old elementary school now converted into lofts, and many aren't preserved or restored or were butchered with renovations), but there are also many new ones and the area has a very suburban feel.  Also, a little east on Mentor Ave. around Little Mountain Rd., there is another older section (not as old as around 615 which contains some Victorians) with a couple rows of stores right up on the sidewalk with parking behind, a rarity for Mentor.  I actually am not even sure all of them are still there, I think I recall some of the businesses going under and talk of razing the buildings.  There certainly isn't much of a concentration of old buildings giving anything a downtown feel, however, like a Willoughby or Chagrin Falls.

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Well, me and some friends are going to hike in Mt Gilead state park, so as long as the weather holds out (looks like it'll be cloudy) I'll be adding Marengo, Ashley, maybe Cardington, and perhaps some more Mt. Gilead, which has already been covered.

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Howland: Ohio's most populous township.

 

(other than the part KJP showed in his SR-169 thread)

 

Howland is not a city. It is a township as indicated above. There is no such address as "Howland" Ohio as many in Howland would like to think. ;-) It is technically actually a Warren address.

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This is an old thread, but I have a few suggestions....

 

* Plymouth, has more of a town triangle than a town square, (half of downtown is in Huron County, the other half is in Richland County); population 1800

* Monroeville (Huron Co.), needs some TLC, but there is an old Civil War camp, an Octagon house, and some nice churches; population 1300

* Crestline, located on the Crawford-Richland County border (I've been here once during high school about 10 years ago, don't know much about it); population 4800

 

....maybe hit these up on the way to Cedar Point sometime LOL

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I used to live and work for the city of mentor. There a few places to photograph there that would be "urban" Ohio, or much even old ohio. There is garfields house, then just down the street old city hall and the school there that got converted to poorly selling condos, At 615 & and mentor ave. The old houses that are left are on hart street, maple street, burridge ave, and jackson street. Basicaly the area bound by 615, station street, mentor ave and jackson st. Next to the cemetery at the intersection of hopkins and jackson street, is a nice house, one of the osburne homes (of concrete and real-estate). He has another home on 615 nearish the 90 interchange that you cant see, but you can see the earthen embankments and driveway. An italianate home is on garfield road, near the newly built avrey denison plant. The mentor lagoons is good for nature shots, that we see from time to time on urban ohio. There are also some older homes on headlands road up by mentor headlands state beach park. Off of little mountain rd, there is some estate type home or something located inside wildwood park. Also parkins drive, off of little mountain road nearby is some estate homes something to do with perkins farm (the stonework entrance on perkins road and little mountain is the old rear entrance, and the entrance to the farm is located at chilliocothe and johnny cake ridge road. At readhurst and chilocothe the two homes on redhurst there I think are osburne related. There are 2 addtional osburne homes on chilocothe, but you can only see their diveways.

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Maybe I missed it, but Mentor Ohio (Lake County Northeast Ohio) is not on the list.  It is the home of a president (Garfield's home - part of the national park system), Mentor Headlands state park, the 6th largests city in retail for the state of Ohio, etc. etc.

Although Mentor is the largest municipality in Lake County, I think many people view it as a bedroom community, one big suburb. But I think it has the remnants of an old downtown area, plus, as you indicate, the Garfield Home, Lawnfield. For an added bonus, one can visit the Great Lakes Mall, where I was one of the original mall rats (before the term was coined) back in the late 60's.

 

If Mentor had a downtown, I would be all over it. Where are these remnants?

okay, here ya go kids--downtown Mentor, 1950. Don't think you can find it today...

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That's the north side of Mentor Avenue just east of Center Street (SR 615).

 

Yep, I go by there whenever I sneak over to Heinen's going between plants.

 

It's pretty run down now, especially by Mentor standards.

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