|City of Norwalk
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City of Norwalk
Welcome to Norwalk, Ohio, founded in 1817 by settlers from Connecticut whose lands were burned by the British during the American Revolution. As the heart of the "Firelands" and the county seat for Huron County, Norwalk is known for the graceful maple trees lining its boulevards, thus earning its nickname "The Maple City".
The corporate home of Norwalk Furniture, the city has enjoyed a history of successful entrepreneurs. Body by Fisher was started by the Fisher Brothers, who grew up in Norwalk in the late 1800's. Norwalk Truck Lines, owned by John Ernsthausen, was once the largest independently owned trucking company in America.
Historical, sports, scientific and entertainment figures have been an important part of the Norwalk area's heritage. Norwalk inventors from the turn of the century collaborated with Thomas Edison, born in neighboring Milan . Major League Baseball pitcher Lefty Grove was a long-time resident of Norwalk . NFL Hall of Fame football coach Paul Brown was born in the city, as was the emerging young actor Graham Phillips.
Norwalk's historic city center features quaint shops and the nostalgic sidewalk life of a small town. Visitors can browse antique stores and boutiques, then enjoy live music performances at an original Schine Theatre.
May brings Norwalk's Great American Treasure Hunt. Norwalk 's Great American Treasure Hunt is a flea market, garage sale and collectibles sale all rolled into one! People travel far and wide to Norwalk that day to hunt for their new "treasure".
In June you can look forward to the Norwalk Antique Festival, taking place June 13, 2009. Click here to download the Vendor Registration Form. The Deadline for registering is June 6, 2009.
Thrill seekers shouldn't miss one of the nationally-televised drag races at the newly expanded Summit Motorsports Park, home to the National Hot Rod Association Nationals and Norwalk's own "Night Under Fire" fireworks extravaganza.
For a more leisurely pace, enjoy a movie at the Star View Drive-In Theatre, visit the Firelands Museum, or curl up with a book at uptown Norwalk 's historic Carnegie Library.
Outdoor enthusiasts can hike through Veteran's Memorial Park, which features playgrounds, lakeside picnic areas and fishing. The city also maintains 16 parks and the Aquatic Center, with indoor and outdoor pools, along with a spiral water slide.
If golf is your bag, visit Sycamore Hills Golf Course just outside of the city center. Attracting players throughout northern Ohio, Norwalk 's highly-acclaimed Eagle Creek Golf Club is rated 4 ½ stars by Golf Digest and a few minutes' south of the city.
Twenty minutes to the north, discover Lake Erie's waterfront attractions and world-famous Cedar Point Amusement Park, which boasts the most rides and roller coasters on Earth.
The history of Norwalk is both interesting and extensive and we at AntiqueShopsInOhio.com highly encourage you to visit City of Norwalk's Official Web-Site in order to enrich your knowledge of Norwalk's vast and fascinating history.
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