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Nestled along the banks of the Tuscarawas River is a city rich in history, tradition, architecture and tourism. The greater Massillon community is an impressive combination of charming historic streets, thriving industry, suburban shopping destinations, entertainment venues, ethnic restaurants and regional art depositories.

A survey of the town’s history allows one to see that, despite the economic, lifestyle and industrial adaptations that have occurred since the town’s formation in 1853, Massillon has maintained its position as an active and vital sector of Stark County, a crucial region to the success of Northeast Ohio. Businesses continue to thrive, and construction of residential areas is on the rise.

With all the alluring qualities of small town living, Massillon also provides easy access, via interstates and scenic Route 21, to metropolitan areas where major league sports teams and diverse cultural centers abound. Lincoln Way, Massillon’s “Main Street,” is part of the Lincoln Highway and serves as a link among other small towns and neighboring cities like Canton, home of the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Football memories flourish in Stark County, as Massillon’s residents pride themselves in the richness of their football heritage; their link to the football legend, Paul Brown; and the continuing legacy of Washington High School’s winning football team. Football season is highlighted with pep rallies, parades, bannered streets and packed grandstands.

The greater Massillon area is a flourishing community with ample entertainment, recreational and cultural resources. While the 21st-century trend of residents emigrating to the suburbs has had a detrimental effect on the success of small cities, Massillon’s downtown has maintained its prominence despite the newly developed shopping plazas.

The active downtown streets thrive with locals and tourists alike. Massillon residents enjoy gathering for car shows and socializing at coffee shops and locally run restaurants and pubs, while tourists might stop by to view an exhibit at the Massillon Museum or to hear a free concert in Duncan Plaza.

Whether you’re hiking along the nearby Towpath Trail, taking a walking tour of Historic Fourth Street, or touring the Massillon Museum, you know you’re in “Tiger Town.”

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