Barberton is a city in Summit County.

In 1890, Akron industrialist Ohio C. Barber had an option on 550 acres of land in Norton on which he hoped to mine soda ash. When the soda ash venture fell through Mr. Barber, not wanting to give up his option on the land, saw the viability of developing his own planned community. Barberton was laid out around Ways Lake, which O. C. Barber renamed Lake Anna, after his only daughter, Anna Laura Barber. By 1910 the population of Barberton was 9,400 and this again doubled by 1920 to 18,811 and by 1960 to 33,805. In 1990, the population was 27,623.

Get in

Map of Barberton (Ohio)

  • I-76 / US-224 runs along the North side of Barberton. There are exits for SR-619 and Barber Road, South Cleveland Massilon Road, and SR-21.
  • SR-21 runs along the West side of Barberton providing Barberton Exits at the I-76 / US-224 interchange and SR-21's intersection with SR-585 and Wooster Road, the latter of which becoming a main road through the city.

Get around

  • 1 Anna-Dean Farm.    


  • Cheery Blossom Festival. Spring.
  • Lake Anna Arts and Crafts Festival. Summer.
  • Chickenfest. Autumn.
  • Mumfest. Autumn.


  • 1 Lake Anna Park.


  • 2 Lake Cinemas.
  • 1 Magic City Plaza.
  • 2 RD Bike Shop.


  • 1 Ignite Brewing Company.



There are very few hotels in Barberton. It is best to look for lodging in nearby Akron but here are a few options in nearby towns within a very close distance.



Go next

Routes through Barberton
FindlayNorton  W    E  AkronYoungstown
END  W   E  UniontownAlliance

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