What Is the History of Austintown, Ohio?


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Austintown Township, Ohio began in 1793 and was part of what used to be known as the Connecticut Western Reserve. It is approximately five square miles and located in Northeast Ohio, 60 miles from the cities of Cleveland, Ohio and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Austintown Township gets its name from Calvin Austin, a land agent for the Connecticut Land Company and judge for the Connecticut Western Reserve.

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Austintown Township is part of Mahoning County and the Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA Metropolitan Statistical Area. Within the township is the census-designated place of Austintown, which has a population of 29,677 based on the 2010 United States Census. It makes up almost half of the township and is located primarily on the eastern side.

Austintown shares a border with the city of Youngstown. Some historical sites in the area include the Austintown Log House and St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church. Notable people from the area are Aylett R. Cotton, a congressman for Iowa; Mike McGlynn, a football player; and Jeffrey Allen Wilkins, a former football player.

Austintown Township is noted for its quiet neighborhoods; direct access to main highways, such as Ohio State Route 11 and Interstate 80; and its 206-acre park. It also has five smaller parks located throughout the township.

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