Marlboro Township offers markets, wineries, camping, dining, antiques

George W. Davis

Marlboro Township in northern Stark County near Alliance is known as a quiet, close-knit community where numerous businesses plus fun things to do make the area a friendly place for neighbors, visitors and curiosity seekers.

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The township Is 36.5 square miles and bordered on the east by Alliance and Lexington Township; on the north by Randolph Township and northeast by Atwater Township in Portage County; on the southeast and south by Washington and Nimishillen townships; and on the southwest and west by Plain and Lake townships and the village of Hartville. The unincorporated community of Marlboro is centered around the intersection of Edison Street Northeast and Marlboro Avenue.


The community was laid out in 1827 and took the name Marlboro Township. By 1833, the unincorporated town of Marlborough had 50 inhabitants and a post office. The town spelling was changed in 1893 to Marlboro. Among notable residents were geologist Walter Mendenhall and physicist Thomas Mendenhall.

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