Clarkson, looking south towards Clarkson Presbyterian Church
|Elevation||1,181 ft (360 m)|
|Time zone||Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
|Area code(s)||330, 234|
|GNIS Feature ID||1056809|
Clarkson is located at  The majority of residences are clustered at the intersection of Clarkson and Sprucevale Roads (County Highways 426 and 428).(40.7470065, -80.6134048).
Clarkson was platted in February 1816 by Robert Hanna, who moved there in a conestoga wagon with his wife. It was surveyed by William Heald. Hanna built and resided in a log tavern at the intersection of two roads. This building was later known as the Edward McGinnis tavern.
A post office was established in Clarkson in 1833 and remained until 1935.
An early settler and businessman was Milo Warrick who, in 1840, was a cabinet maker and undertaker in Clarkson. His son, Clement Vlandingham Warrick, opened a general store in Clarkson in 1885. He established the first Standard Oil dealership in Ohio, holding vendor's license Number 1.
- Clement Vlandingham Warrick - First standard oil dealer in Ohio.
- Almira Park - the mother of Hannah Milhous Nixon and maternal grandmother of President Richard Nixon.
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