digplanet beta 1: Athena
Share digplanet:


Applied sciences






















Former township
Northampton is located in Ohio
Location within the state of Ohio
Coordinates: 41°9′59″N 81°32′12″W / 41.16639°N 81.53667°W / 41.16639; -81.53667Coordinates: 41°9′59″N 81°32′12″W / 41.16639°N 81.53667°W / 41.16639; -81.53667
Country United States
State Ohio
County Summit
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)

Northampton was one of the 16 original townships in Summit County, Ohio. It was in the middle of Summit County, bordering Akron and Cuyahoga Falls. No incorporated areas were formed within the township but Akron and Cuyahoga Falls expanded into Northamption via annexation. In 1986, Northampton Township merged with Cuyahoga Falls, the first time a township and city merged in Ohio. When created it occupied survey Town 3, Range 11 in the Western Reserve and was about 25 square miles (65 km2) in area. Its first settler, Simeon Prior named the township for the Hampshire County, Massachusetts village of Northampton.


Northampton was originally bounded by Portage Township on the south, Bath Township on the west, Boston Township to the north and Stow Township to the east. At the time of its merger with Cuyahoga Falls it was bordered by Akron to the south, the city of Stow to the east and Cuyahoga Falls to the southeast.


The Ottawa and Mingo tribes hunted in Northampton before Europeans arrived. (Grant, 1891). The first white settler in Northampton was Simeon Prior, who moved there with his wife and ten children from Northampton, Massachusetts in 1802. Native Americans still lived in the township and remained there until 1812 when American forces began to assemble there for the War of 1812. Northampton provided a rendezvous point for militia during the war and the two (Grant, 1891) or three (Doyle, 1908) vessels of Oliver Hazard Perry's fleet were built in the township and floated down the Cuyahoga River to Lake Erie.

In 1986 Northampton merged with Cuyahoga Falls. Both Akron and Cuyahoga Falls had been annexing the southern part of the township. Also, a major portion of the township had been purchased by the Cuyahoga Valley National Recreation Area (now the Cuyahoga Valley National Park), reducing the tax base. The residents of Northampton chose to join with Cuyahoga Falls so that their future would be settled. The township became Ward 8 in Cuyahoga Falls and kept special zoning to preserve some of its rural nature.

Annexation of parts of Northampton by Akron had left an irregular border between the two communities, including several islands inside Akron. Akron and Cuyahoga Falls tried to work out a land swap to smooth out the borders. They came up with a plan but it was never approved. The two cities have a joint fire station, though, that covers part of both communities.


Northampton Township's land has been in the following counties: (Author unknown, 1999-2005)


Northampton was served by Route 8, which originally went up Akron-Cleveland Road (now State Road). With Route 8 being moved to a divided highway to the east, the area is no longer served by any state highways.


The area of Northampton is mostly served by the Woodridge Local School District, with parts also served by the Revere Local School District. It is also served by the Cuyahoga Valley Joint Vocational School District.



  • Author unknown, (1999-2005). County Formation Maps. Retrieved May 2, 2005.
  • Doyle, William B, LL.B. (1908). Centennial History of Summit County, Ohio and Representative Citizens. Chicago: Biographical Publishing Company. ISBN. 
  • Grant, C.R. et al. (1891). Illustrated Summit County Ohio. Akron Map & Atlas, Co. LoC 91-077450. 

Original courtesy of Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Northampton_Township,_Summit_County,_Ohio — Please support Wikipedia.
This page uses Creative Commons Licensed content from Wikipedia. A portion of the proceeds from advertising on Digplanet goes to supporting Wikipedia.
33 videos foundNext > 

2nd Alarm; 840 Main St. Northampton, PA | 02.28.15

At 17:39 Northampton County fire dispatched Northampton Boro Station 42, 43, 46 and Rescue 1541 (F.A.S.T.) and EMS 49 to 851 Main Street on a report of a house fire across from that address....

Firefighters injured battling Akron house fire

Several people were injured after a house fire Thursday morning. The blaze started just before 10 a.m. in the 900 block of Barbara Avenue in Akron.

Akron Ohio Home for Sale

http://www.PropertyPanorama.com/125004 is the place to go if you are seeking a Akron Ohio property near Akron Ohio. If you are looking for the best property in Akron Ohio than this Akron Ohio...

The Heritage at White Pond Apartments For Rent - Akron, OH

Akron apartments - The Heritage at White Pond apartments for rent in Akron, OH. Get into the swing of things! Call (234) 542-5078 or Visit http://www.apartmenthomeliving.com/apartment-finder/The-H...

03.16.09 - Working Barn Fire, Willow Brook Rd., Hanover Twp., PA

Shortly after 13:00 Lehigh County Radio sent Han-Le-Co Station 33 to Willow Brook Road at East Race St. for a Structure Fire. 3301 reported a working fire in a barn 35x175 and requested additional...

Home for Sale in Perry Township Canton, Ohio 4946 Barrie Street

This older 3 bedroom home has gorgeous original hardwood floors and woodwork. The stunning living room has a woodburning stove. Pretty large dining room, and very large eat-in kitchen area....

Devin Brown wins FILA Cadet Freestyle Nationals

Devin Brown after winning the 2013 FILA Cadet Freestyle Nationals in Akron, Ohio.

2nd Alarm; House Fire 4618 Steven Lane, Lehigh Township, PA | 02.01.15

At 08:50, Lehigh Township Fire 47 was sent to the area of Steven lane and Mulberry Drive for a reported house fire. The updated address was immediately given out as 4618 Steven for a dryer...

At least one dead in Green Township house fire

One person is dead and another is missing after a fire in Green Township Friday night. ◂ WCPO - 9 On Your Side brings you the latest trusted news and information for the greater Cincinnati...

Northampton Crossing Apartments in Mount Holly, NJ - ForRent.com

Northampton Crossing Apartments for rent in Mount Holly, NJ on ForRent.com: (877) 415-6240 - http://www.forrent.com/apartment-community-profile/1000178925.php Availability, pricing and special...

33 videos foundNext > 

We're sorry, but there's no news about "Northampton Township, Summit County, Ohio" right now.


Oops, we seem to be having trouble contacting Twitter

Support Wikipedia

A portion of the proceeds from advertising on Digplanet goes to supporting Wikipedia. Please add your support for Wikipedia!

Searchlight Group

Digplanet also receives support from Searchlight Group. Visit Searchlight