For the celebration of the 1976 Bicentennial, the Governor of Ohio selected a sample of Ohio water to be included in a time capsule. He selected water not from Lake Erie or the mighty Ohio River, but from the Tuscarawas River at a site in the northern part of Tuscarawas County, symbolizing the significance of the Tuscarawas Valley as a commercial crossroads in prehistoric America.
Today, Tuscarawas County is in the very center of the nation's greatest concentration of industry. Just north is the Cleveland-Akron-Canton industrial complex. Pittsburgh is less than two hours to the east and Columbus is 90 minutes to the southwest. Within 500 miles are half of the population of the U.S. and Canada, more than half of the nation's manufacturing, and more than a third of the nation's farm population.
Tuscarawas County's expanding industrial community is diversified with world-wide markets. It is a healthy collection of solid businesses, including familiar names such as Timken, Gradall, Marlite, Zimmer Patient Care, Lauren Manufacturing, Houden-Buffalo Technologies, Betz Laboratories, Barmet Aluminum, Dover Chemical and Stone Container. Interstate 77 bisects the county. New Philadelphia's airport can accommodate most corporate aircraft and the county is served by railroads, bus lines and nearly two dozen trucking companies.
With a high priority on good education, Tuscarawas County is proud of the Tuscarawas Campus of Kent State University, Buckeye Joint Vocational School, nine public and four parochial school systems. Several major colleges and universities are within driving distance.
Variety of Recreation
Tuscarawas County communities maintain a "small town" appeal offering peace and security that are rare in major metropolitan areas. Each year, thousands of tourists are drawn to our many historical attractions, Amish communities, golf courses, and lake areas offering fishing, boating, hunting and camping. Community festivals and fairs are held year round and we offer a complete range of shopping opportunities in our downtowns and two regional malls.
Tuscarawas County is a place where businesses as well as lifestyles flourish. It starts with an attitude: one that welcomes new businesses with a dedicated labor force, excellent business sites, full utility capabilities and easy accessibility. We are proud of our ability to maintain an attractive alternative to urban congestion and big city concerns. Set in a backdrop of rolling hills, lush valleys and lakes, we are also proud of our rich historical heritage, our full range of cultural and educational opportunities, and most of all, our people who appreciate the value of a higher quality of life.