North Industry, Ohio

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Location of North Industry, Ohio

North Industry (also Slabtown or Slab Town) is an unincorporated community in southern Canton Township, Stark County, Ohio, United States, along the Nimishillen Creek.[1] Its altitude is 1,001 feet (305 m).[2] The community is part of the CantonMassillon Metropolitan Statistical Area. North Industry is often referred to as "Canton South" by the local residents.


A post office called North Industry was established in 1832, and remained in operation until 1956.[3] Early industries at North Industry included a blast furnace[4] and a watermill.[5]


Children from North Industry attend the schools of the Canton Local School District.[citation needed]


  1. ^ DeLorme. Ohio Atlas & Gazetteer. 7th ed. Yarmouth: DeLorme, 2004, p. 52. ISBN 0-89933-281-1.
  2. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: North Industry, Ohio
  3. ^ "Stark County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 21 January 2016. 
  4. ^ Kilbourn, John (1833). The Ohio Gazetteer, or, a Topographical Dictionary. Scott and Wright. p. 348. Retrieved 12 December 2013. 
  5. ^ Perrin, William Henry (1881). History of Stark County: With an Outline Sketch of Ohio. Baskin & Battey. p. 296. 

Coordinates: 40°44′20″N 81°22′00″W / 40.73889°N 81.36667°W / 40.73889; -81.36667