LIVING HERE: Tuscarawas County

Tuscarawas County Courthouse
The Tuscarawas County Courthouse / Photo: Tim Kiser

Historic Tuscarawas County holds notoriety for a number of reasons: Astronaut John Glenn took his first flying lessons at Harry Cleveland Field in New Philadelphia; baseball Hall of Famer Cy Young hailed from Newcomerstown; and renowned football coach Woody Hayes started his coaching career with the New Philadelphia Quakers. Tuscarawas County offers residents affordable home options with plenty of space to breathe! Many Amish families call this county “home,” especially near the towns of Sugarcreek and Baltic. Educational opportunities include not only fine K-12 schools, but also a Kent State University campus that gives local college students the opportunity to take advantage of this exceptional university at a convenient location. For more information: Tuscarawas County, 330.364.8811,

The tree-lined streets of Dover include a number of housing options, from historic homes to newly developed neighborhoods and modern apartments and condos. For more information, contact City of Dover at 330.343.6726;

New Philadelphia is perfect for someone looking for the security and feeling of a small town along with the convenience and options that come along with living in the city. The city is currently in the process of a plan for revitalization of the downtown area, with the goal of returning it as a center for economic and social prosperity. For more information: City of New Philadelphia at 330.364.4491,