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Massillon is located in northeastern Ohio in 50 miles south of Cleveland and about 5 miles west of Canton in Stark County on the banks of the on the banks of the [tuscariv]. At one time, in 1785, the river served as the boundary between the United States and Native Americans in the area.

The town began taking shape in 1826 when James Duncan, who had immigrated to the area from New Hampshire, purchased some property east of the river and laid out 165 lots. It is in honor of the famous Court Preacher to Louis IV of France-Jean Baptiste Massillon, Bishop of Cleremont.

When the Ohio and Erie Canal opened in 1828, the town became known as "Wheat City" due to the vast tonage of the crop being exported from here. Industries adding to the area's growth included coal mining, glass, pig-iron. Later it became a center for steelmaking and fabricating.

Local attractions include the [natshrsd], the [massimus] and the [ohsomihi]. CODE left

Massillon is located in northeastern Ohio in 50 miles south of [clevelan] and about 5 miles west of [canton] in [y39151] on the banks of the [tuscariv]. At one time, in 1785, the river served as the boundary between the United States and Native Americans in the area.

The town began taking shape in 1826 when James Duncan, who had immigrated to the area from New Hampshire, purchased some property east of the river and laid out 165 lots. It is in honor of the famous Court Preacher to Louis IV of France-Jean Baptiste Massillon, Bishop of Cleremont.

When the Ohio and Erie Canal opened in 1828, the town became known as "Wheat City" due to the vast tonage of the crop being exported from here. Industries adding to the area's growth included coal mining, glass, pig-iron. Later it became a center for steelmaking and fabricating.

Local attractions include the [natshrsd], the [massimus] and the [ohsomihi].

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