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Encyclopedia > Dover, Ohio

Dover is a city in Tuscarawas County, Ohio, United States. The population was 12,210 at the 2000 census. Tuscarawas County is a county located in the state of Ohio. ... Official language(s) None Capital Columbus Largest city Columbus Largest metro area Cleveland Area  Ranked 34th  - Total 44,825 sq mi (116,096 km²)  - Width 220 miles (355 km)  - Length 220 miles (355 km)  - % water 8. ...

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Geography

Location of Dover, Ohio

Dover is located at 40°31′36″N, 81°28′40″W (40.526545, -81.477769)GR1. Image File history File links Adapted from Wikipedias OH county maps by Catbar. ...


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 13.8 km² (5.3 mi²). 13.6 km² (5.3 mi²) of it is land and 0.2 km² (0.1 mi²) of it (1.31%) is water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square mile is an Imperial unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (5,280 feet, 1,760 yards, 1,609. ...


Demographics

As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there were 12,210 people, 4,996 households, and 3,362 families residing in the city. The population density was 896.3/km² (2,319.6/mi²). There were 5,233 housing units at an average density of 384.1/km² (994.2/mi²). The racial makeup of the city was 97.09% White, 1.27% African American, 0.25% Native American, 0.51% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.20% from other races, and 0.66% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.60% of the population. 1870 US Census for New York City A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... Race, as defined by the United States Census Bureau and the Federal Office of Management and Budget, is a self-identification data item in which residents choose the race or races with which they most closely identify. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There were 4,996 households out of which 30.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.4% were married couples living together, 10.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.7% were non-families. 28.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.39 and the average family size was 2.94. Matrimony redirects here. ...


In the city the population was spread out with 24.1% under the age of 18, 6.7% from 18 to 24, 26.8% from 25 to 44, 22.5% from 45 to 64, and 19.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 86.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 83.1 males.


The median income for a household in the city was $36,665, and the median income for a family was $44,604. Males had a median income of $34,579 versus $22,397 for females. The per capita income for the city was $18,928. About 7.5% of families and 9.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.1% of those under age 18 and 9.7% of those age 65 or over. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


History and features

Dover, Ohio was originally part of a grant to Col. James Morrison of Kentucky, who had received it from the federal government for Revolutionary War services. In 1802, two brothers-in-law from Baltimore, Maryland, Christian Deardorff and Jesse Slingluff traveled through the area and so admired the potential quality of the land along the confluence of the Tuscarawas River and Sugarcreek that they bought 2000 acres (8 km²) of land there in 1806 for just over $4,600. The brothers-in-law settled there and laid out the what they hoped would become a prosperous town the following year. Official language(s) English[1] Capital Frankfort Largest city Louisville Area  Ranked 37th  - Total 40,444 sq mi (104,749 km²)  - Width 140 miles (225 km)  - Length 379 miles (610 km)  - % water 1. ... Nickname: Monument City, Charm City, Mob Town, B-more, Balmerr Motto: Get In On It (formerly The City That Reads and The Greatest City in America; BELIEVE is not the official motto but rather a specific campaign) Location of Baltimore in Maryland Coordinates: Country United States State Maryland County Independent... The Tuscarawas, colloquially the Tusk, is a medium-sized river in northeastern Ohio, an important tributary of the Muskingum. ...


It took a while; by 1818, there were only five buildings in Dover, including three taverns. The founders had hoped Dover would become the county seat, but that honor went to the neighboring town of New Philadelphia. New Philadelphia is a city located in Tuscarawas County, Ohio. ...


The county grew, even if Dover did not. The region around Tuscarawas country was settled in large part by ethnic German and Moravian families migrating westward from Pennsylvania. Even today, the local telephone book features many German last names. A Moravian can be: an ethnic group a Christian denomination This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ...


Dover's fortunes changed dramatically when the Tuscarawas River was incorporated into the Ohio Canal system in 1825. This canal complex linked the Ohio River to the Great Lakes and eventually, the Erie Canal. Dover became the only tolling station on the Tuscarawas and the population grew from 46 in 1820 to almost 600 in 1840. The town was known as Canal Dover for many years, partly to distinguish it from other Ohio settlements that had adopted the same name. The Tuscarawas, colloquially the Tusk, is a medium-sized river in northeastern Ohio, an important tributary of the Muskingum. ... The Ohio and Erie Canal was built in the 1800s and connected the Ohio River at Portsmouth and Lake Erie at Cleveland, Ohio. ... The Ohio River is the largest tributary by volume of the Mississippi River. ... The Erie Canal (currently part of the New York State Canal System) is a canal in New York State, United States, that runs from the Hudson River to Lake Erie, connecting the Great Lakes with the Atlantic Ocean. ...


A series of mills were built along the Tuscarawas. This began the transition of Dover from an agricultural and trade center to a thriving industrial community. Although the canal system declined with the coming of the railroad, the entire region stretching from Pittsburgh to Cleveland and on to Detroit became a center of heavy industry. By the mid 1850's Dover already had its first blast furnace for making steel and had established a steel rolling mill in 1867. In the middle of the 20th century, Dover featured a variety of heavy industries including a clay pipe works, various machinery and chemical manufacturers, and a pair of specialty steel companies. Manufacturing Belt, highlighted in red The Rust Belt, a term coined from Manufacturing Belt, is an area in parts of the Midwest and Mid-Atlantic regions of the United States of America. ...


Dover was formally incorporated as a city in 1901.


Despite its industrial base, Dover remained heavily influenced by the nearby agricultural communities, particularly the Amish and Mennonite communities in Sugarcreek and the along countryside extending out to Amish dominated Holmes County. Today, however, agriculutre plays a much less prominent role in Dover than in years past. The Amish (IPA: , Pennsylvania Dutch: ) are an Anabaptist Christian denomination typically located in the United States and Ontario, Canada, that are known for their restrictions on the use of modern devices such as automobiles and electricity and for their plain dress. ... Sugarcreek is a village located in Tuscarawas County, Ohio. ... Holmes County is a county located in the state of Ohio. ...


In recent years Dover has been affected by the decline in heavy industry in the midwest, but continues to grow and diversify its economic base. Dover remains proud of its traditions and midwestern roots. Nowhere is that more evident than each year when its residents comes to see the "Tornadoes" of Dover High School take on the archrival "Quakers" of New Philadelphia in a football game that has been played every year for over a century. New Philadelphia is a city located in Tuscarawas County, Ohio, 96 miles (154 km) south of Cleveland on the Tuscarawas River. ...


Famous residents

William Clark Quantrill of Quantrills Raiders William Clarke Quantrill (July 31, 1837 – June 6, 1865), was a pro-Confederate guerrilla fighter during the American Civil War whose actions, particularly a bloody raid on Lawrence, Kansas, remain controversial to this day. ... Combatants United States of America (Union) Confederate States of America (Confederacy) Commanders Abraham Lincoln, Ulysses S. Grant Jefferson Davis, Robert Edward Lee Strength 2,200,000 1,064,000 Casualties 110,000 killed in action, 360,000 total dead, 275,200 wounded 93,000 killed in action, 258,000 total... Zachary T. Space of Dover, Ohio (Born 1961) is an American politician of the Democratic party, serving as the law director for the City of Dover. ... Ohios 18th district The 18th congressional district of Ohio is currently represented by Republican Representative Robert W. Ney. ...

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Environmental Protection Agency (878 words)
The chemical manufacturing facility, located on the 20-acre main parcel, is bounded on the west by I-77, on the south by industrial property, on the east by a railroad line, and on the north by an open field.
The remaining parcels owned by Dover Chemical are undeveloped property in the residential area to the east of the facility, and undeveloped property between I-77 and Sugar Creek.
Several environmental investigations were conducted at Dover Chemical to assess the extent and potential impact of contaminants that were inadvertently released to the environment.
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Huntington District - Dover Dam (670 words)
Dover Dam is located in Tuscarawas County, Ohio, in the Tuscarawas River, approximately three and one-half miles northeast of Dover, Ohio.
Dover Dam is a concrete gravity structure with a maximum height of 83 feet above streambed.
Great Dover Dam Day, coordinated with the Camp Tuscazoar Foundation, is an annual event held the first weekend in May. This event consists of numerous tours of Dover Dam, held all day for the Boy Scouts and the general public.
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