Youngstown Ohio History
The city of Youngstown, Ohio and Ohio State have a long and rich history in the steel industry and other industries. In the 1920s, it housed some of America's largest steel mills and the second largest city in Ohio. There were better days for Youngtown, when 170,000 people called the city their home and we were the third largest steel producer in our country.
And yet Ohio State University President John Mahone and his administration in the 1880s were more important to the state's industrial future than that.
The opening of the Pennsylvania-Ohio Canal provided an opportunity to bring trade and growth to the new city. The canal connected Akron to the Beaver-Erie Canal in Pennsylvania, which also benefited the downtown Youngstown hotel industry. Located just a few miles from the Ohio State University campus in the city of Akron, it became a railroad hub for the steel industry and other industries such as textile manufacturing. A railroad line from Akron to Cleveland, Ohio's second-largest city, was later built to carry ore and coal to Youngtown, and the canal could transport it and its neighboring steel center to its new home in Akron.
The day, locally known as "Black Monday," was one of the worst days in the history of steel production in Youngstown. Over the next 18 months, US Steel announced that the country's largest steel producer would also close 16 plants across the country, including Brier Hill, which served as a steel mill for the US Army Corps of Engineers, a move that eliminated another 4,000 workers here. It was then forced to sell its plants to the steel company Jones-Laughlin, and the city is still the third largest city in Ohio, after Akron and Cleveland, both located in resource-rich areas. Today, the total number of workers at the Youngtown steel plant, once the largest in America, has fallen to 65,000.
According to 2010 figures, Youngstown has a city - 66,982 residents, while Mahoning County, which is located in the western part of the city on the Ohio River, has 565,773 residents, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Ohio has two other cities, Akron and Cleveland, with populations of about 2,500 and 1,000, respectively. According to a 2010 figure, the city of Akron, consisting of two municipalities, Mahone County (Akron) and Akron - Mahon County (Cleveland), each had a population of over 3,200 in 2010, and the cities of Cleveland (Cleveland), Akron (Ohio) and Youngtown, Ohio, each had about 238,823 residents, but only one of them was larger than the total population of Cleveland.
The Youngstown Historical Center for Industry and Labor is located south of the YSU campus on a level that extends beyond downtown. The population of Youngtown Township was 1,025, and the growing city forced the club to move to an area of the country in 1905 that lies between Crandall Park and Andrews Hollow and runs almost from Belmont along Ohio Avenue. Many of them came from neighboring Pennsylvania, and some of these families settled in Youngstown within a year of John Young's purchase of the settlement.
The Youngstown Historical Center for Industry and Labor, a collection of manuscripts collected by workers, businesses, and labor organizations from the dawn of the labor movement to the present.
This museum, owned and operated by the Ohio Historical Society, focuses on the history of steel production in the Mahoning Valley. The Youngstown Historical Center for Industry and Labor documents the history and steel and iron industry in the region. Learn more about the steel industry that dominated Youngtown in the 20th century and see the last batch of steel produced before the plant closed. You will learn a lot from this research, but learn more about James Campbell, one of the most famous steelworkers in Ohio history.
The Youngstown site, organized by David J. Levenson in Wheeling, West Virginia, was active in the 1940s and early 1950s. The Raffel brothers opened their first Arby's in 1937 at the corner of North Main Street and South Main Avenue in Youngtown.
Youngstown was then, and still is today, one of the largest cities in the United States with a population of more than 1.5 million people. The Youngstown Metro station is shown on the map below, with the city of Youngtown at its center. In addition to its own media market, it is represented in several other metropolitan areas, such as Columbus, Cleveland, Cincinnati, Pittsburgh, Akron, Dayton and Toledo.
Warren has a number of historic buildings and houses, many of which were regular subway stops. From the late 1970s, Armco began to integrate during this period, merging with other companies such as General Motors, General Electric and Rolling Mills. In Ohio, the merger included a rolling mill trust resulting from the merger of two of the largest industrial companies in Youngstown and the City of Youngtown, as well as several other companies.