an all volunteer, 501C3, organization dedicated to the education,
preservation and promotion
the rich heritage of the greater Clinton area and its role along the
Ohio & Erie Canal Corridor.
of the Vietnam Veteran's Memorial Wall
VILLAGE OF CLINTON
CANAL TOWN AND PROUD OF IT!" That pretty well sums up this now
quiet little village that owes its beginnings and character to the
Ohio & Erie Canal. "One of the most historic communities in
the Akron/Canton area" it is, as near as possible, an unmatched
look into the past of the historic Canal Era.
simply cannot stand in this village, today, much the same as it was
one hundred and fifty plus years ago, and not have an overwhelming
sensation of its storied past. Its heritage speaks of the canal from
every shadow of the historic landscape. It tells how this community
came into being because "a canal ran through it"; what
previous generations dreamed of and what they achieved.
Clinton owes its early brawling boomtown character to the Ohio &
Erie Canal, today, nestled among the foothills of the extreme
southwestern tip of Summit County; it has a natural resource not
found in many places...
CLINTON HISTORICAL SOCIETY stands passionate in their vision and
commitment to provide leadership and service to the community,
thereby fostering both historical and recreational interest.
are headquartered in the pre-civil war Rhoads-Harter House located
in one of the two Historic Districts listed on the National Register.
is our intent to offer quality programs, in conjunction with our
history that will be instrumental in shaping the future social,
cultural and economic climate of the greater Clinton area.
are an extremely ambitious group, totally dedicated to do whatever
it takes to develop our plan and manage all resources entrusted to us
with integrity, accountability and unselfishness.
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Ann and Martin Limbach House - 1874
in 1874 by Jacob Limbach and his two brothers, Adam and Martin, the
Colonial Revival house was used to overlook their Main Street
business which was located across the street. This home is directly
linked in history to the Limbach Historical District.
Limbach, a Canal Boat Captain and entrepeneur, floated the lumber up
the canal as well as the huge quarried stone still present in the
structure of the home today. The large front porch would give the
house a stately appearance in the hub of Clinton's expanding
commercial and transportation trade of the day. The home would
survive the devastating flood of 1913. Many experts consider the
Limbach family master builders of their day.
house was eventually left to Jacob's son Martin and his wife Ann who
lived in the home for many years.