Welcome to Twinsburg, Ohio, a charming suburban city located about halfway between Akron and Cleveland. With a population of 19,248 as of the 2020 census, Twinsburg is part of the Akron metropolitan area. Founded in 1817 by Ethan Alling, Twinsburg has a rich history that is celebrated by the Twinsburg Historical Society. The museum run by the Historical Society holds pictures, papers and documents related to the areas history. Tools and artifacts used by early artisans and farmers, furniture, including domestic items, clothes, and books, as well as letters and records of Twinsburgs early days, are all showcased. The Mail Pouch Tobacco sign displayed on the barn was one of the last ones painted by the famous barn painter Harley Warrick.
Twinsburg is a city that offers a lot to its visitors. The city has a total area of 32.3 km² (12.5 mi²), with 32.2 km2 (12.4 mi2) of it being land and 0.1 km2 (0.04 mi2) of it (0.24%) being water. The city is home to a diverse population, with 78.5% White, 13.4% African American, 0.1% Native American, 5.7% Asian, 0.3% from other races, and 1.9% from two or more races.
Twinsburg is known for its yearly festival for twins, and other multiple births, called Twins Days. Non-twins are also welcome to attend. This festival started in 1976 and has grown to be the worlds largest annual gathering of twins, with around 3,000 sets attending annually. The festival attracts twins, multiples and their families from much of the world, many sets returning year after year.
Twinsburgs schools draw their students from a suburban area located 20 miles (30 km) southeast of Cleveland and 20 miles (30 km) northeast of Akron. Local people come from a broad range of ethnic and economic origins. The areas schools form three separately governed jurisdictions: Reminderville, Twinsburg Township and the City of Twinsburg. The schools have received the Excellent with Distinction rating for the Ohio state tests for the 2010–11 school year.
Twinsburg is also home to several notable people, including Howie Chizek, radio personality, public address announcer, and philanthropist, Scott Effross, baseball pitcher for the New York Yankees, Kelly Herndon, retired NFL player for the Denver Broncos, Seattle Seahawks, and Tennessee Titans, Joe Madsen, football player, Julia E. McConaughy (1834–1885), litterateur and author, Dorothy Runk Mennen, theatre professor, Dan Miller, member of the boy band O-Town, Zoltan Mesko, retired NFL player for the New England Patriots, Pittsburgh Steelers, and Cincinnati Bengals, Kevin ONeill, former NFL player, James Posey, retired NBA player for seven teams and former assistant coach for the Cleveland Cavaliers, and Brad Stuver, MLS goalkeeper for the Austin FC.
Whether you are interested in history, festivals, or just want to explore a charming suburban city, Twinsburg, Ohio has something for everyone. Come and experience the charm of this hidden gem for yourself!