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Stark County (Ohio)

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Stark County, Ohio

Stark County [1] is in Northeast Ohio. It is known as "America's Playing Field." The county is made up of a mixture of rural and urban/commercial areas. The hub is the Canton region that hosts the Pro Football Hall of Fame. As of the 2000 Census, Stark County has a population of 378,098 and a 2006 estimated population of 380,575 and covers a land area of 576.14 square miles.

Tourist office

  • Canton/Stark County Convention Visitors Bureau, 222 Market Ave. N. (Located inside the Millennium Centre), +1 330-454-1439, [2].


Roads & Cities in Stark County

Other destinations



Get in

Interstate 77 goes north and south through the center of Stark County. State Route 30 goes east and west through the county.

Get around

  • Stark County Regional Transit Authority (SARTA), tel: +1 330-47-SARTA (330-477-2782), [3]. $1.50 Regular fare/ .75 Reduced fare (Seniors, Disabled)/ Children under 6 ride free. SARTA provides reliable public bus service throughout Stark County. Transfer Centers are located in: Alliance, Massillon, and Canton. There is a bus to the Akron/Canton Airport (Route 115) and an express bus between Canton and Downtown Akron (Route 81). Buses on main routes generally depart each stop every hour. SARTA buses run 365 days per year. On Holidays, buses run the Sunday schedule. Additionally, Lakefront Lines, a private bus company, operates an office in SARTA's Canton Transfer Center. Lakefront Lines goes through Canton on it's route between Cleveland and Charleston, SC.


Pro Football Hall of Fame - Canton


While some people that travel to the area are going to check out the Pro Football HOF in Canton, there are other unique activities in Stark County.

  • Try finding the Lost French Gold in Minerva.
  • Take a tour of the Glamorgan Castle in Alliance.
  • Dig up some old treasures at the Hartville Marketplace & Flea Market in Hartville.


If you're in the mood for Italian, try Cibo's in Waynesburg. If you'd rather have a great steak check out Baker's in Canton.


  • Wineries. Maize Valley Market & Winery is in Hartville, and Perennial Vineyards is in Navarre.
  • Meniru Meadery, 5868 Fulton Drive NW, Canton, OH 44718, 3302448515, [4]. A family run winery specializing in Honey Wines (Mead), Hard Cider and wines.

Stay safe

For the most part, Stark County is fairly safe. While there may be some less desirable areas in Canton and Alliance, they are easy to avoid.

Get out

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