About the Community

Doylestown is in the northeast corner of rural Wayne County  population 114,848 (2010 census) and is the home of Smuckers, The Ohio State’s Agriculture and Technical CollegeWooster College The University of Akron’s Wayne Technical College and is a village of 3,051 (2010 census) within Chippewa Township which contains 36.1 sq. miles and has a total population of 10,212 (2010 census, including the village). The Village of Doylestown sits upon one of the highest elevations (1277 ft) in northeast Ohio, overlooking Chippewa Creek to the west and south and Silver Creek to the east.

Even in its beginning, as an area where native peoples camped for thousands of years, Doylestown sat on a major transportation route. Prehistoric peoples followed the ancient Cuyahoga Trail over the hill and through what is now the village on their way to southwestern Ohio or western New York State. Later the trail became part of the post road that ran from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to Columbus, Ohio, and eventually a tavern was built for travelers who came along the route. With the discovery of large coal deposits, and the close proximity to the Ohio & Erie Canal, coal mining became the major draw to Chippewa Township and the village in 1847. 

Today, Doylestown is an idyllic bedroom community, situated in the center of four of northeast Ohio’s most prosperous counties, which have combined populations of over one million people, and headquarters four Fortune 500 corporations as well as numerous other corporations of size.

Immediately to the village’s north is
Medina County which although considered rural is one of Ohio’s fastest growing counties. Medina County is home to The University of Akron’s Medina CampusA. I Root Company, a growing industrial base and a population of 172,332 (2010 census).

To the northeast is
Summit County home to Akron, The University of Akron , Goodyear Tire & Rubber CompanyFirstEnergy, the Cuyahoga Valley National Park, and world class hospitals as well as a population of 541,781 (2010 census).

A little to the southeast of Doylestown is 
Stark County  which is the home of Canton, the Pro Football Hall of FameTimken CompanyAkron/Canton Airport, Mount Union UniversityMalone University, Walsh University, Stark State Technical College, and a population of 372,586.

With Wayne County’s population the total inhabitants of the four counties is 1,201,547. This total population exceeds the total populations of 8 different States of the nation, and has a land mass bigger than the state of Rhode Island.