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Initial Underwriting

The Underwriter will verify that all information is accurate and authentic. Learn More

Conditional Approval

Conditional Approval is granted when the Underwriter approves the loan under certain conditions. Learn More

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All about Medina

Medina is a city in Medina County, Ohio about 33 mi (53 km) south of Cleveland and 23 mi (37 km) west of Akron. The population was 26,094 at the 2020 Census.[6] It is the county seat of Medina County.


Media in Medina

Medina is served by a newspaper, The Medina County Gazette, and a free weekly newspaper, The Medina Post, published every Saturday. In addition, the Akron Beacon Journal and the Cleveland Plain Dealer occasionally cover the city and Medina County. Medina is served by numerous television and radio stations from both the Greater Cleveland, Greater Akron and Greater Canton areas.


Geography in Medina

Medina is located at 41°8′9″N 81°51′51″W (41.135899, -81.864069).[14] and includes parts of Lafayette Township, Medina Township, Montville Township and York Township in Medina County.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has an area of 12 square miles (31.08 km2), of which 11.8 square miles (30.56 km2) is land and 0.2 square miles (0.52 km2) is water.


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History of Medina

Medina was founded on November 30, 1818, as part of the Connecticut Western Reserve. It was originally named Mecca, but an unincorporated community in Ohio already had that name, so the name was changed. Both Mecca and Medina are Saudi Arabian cities particularly significant in Islam.

Most early residents were farmers. In the 1830s, the community’s growth was aided by the completion of the Ohio and Erie Canal, which helped transport agricultural products to markets. On January 31, 1835, Medina was incorporated as a village and as the county seat of Medina County. By 1855, the town’s quarries were producing over $200,000 worth of stone per year. In 1857, many of the canal workers started a strike for higher wages; the striking workers were fired, and the four workers who started it were jailed in Albion, Ohio.

In 1869, Amos Root founded the A.I. Root Company in Medina as a manufacturer of beehives and beekeeping equipment, and the town became a center for beehive manufacturing. The Root company had 97 workers in 1886, making it the town’s largest employer.

In the mid-1800s, two disastrous fires hit the village. One in April 1848 destroyed the entire business district. With no facilities for extinguishing fires, the residents attempted to put out the fire using a bucket brigade, but to no avail, as the fire burned for four hours. None of the town’s 1,159 residents died in the fire, but the townspeople failed to budget for the needed firefighting equipment and in April 1870, another large fire, which started in a wooden building with a barbershop, destroyed 45 buildings (all but two blocks of the business district) and nearly wiped out the town. Despite the second calamitous fire, the town still had not organized a fire department beyond a bucket brigade. In July 1877, after repeated dire warnings, the Council finally authorized the issuance of $3,000 worth of bonds to purchase a fire engine.


More History of Medina

After the disastrous fire of 1870, the town literally rose from the ashes. Much of the Medina Square, including the Town Hall and Engine House, was rebuilt under the supervision of onetime mayor and banker Harrison Gray Blake, who owned the Phoenix Building in the same city block. Buildings like the H. G. Blake’s Phoenix Block and the Town Hall and Engine House indicate the community’s resilient spirit.

After the 1870 fire, it took almost ten years to replace the buildings on the Square, hence their common Victorian style. Even today, the architectural unity and historic flavor of the Town Square make Medina an appealing destination for residents, visitors and tourists. This character is what makes the Square a recognized Historic District and spurs the efforts of the Community Design Committee and the Historic Preservation Board to preserve the city’s historic look and feel.

Today, Medina’s Historic District is a nine-block area surrounding Uptown Park and hosts Candlelight Walk, the International Festival, and Art in the Park. It also draws visitors for many other events.

In 1950, Medina had over 5,000 residents, and on May 6, 1952, it was chartered as a city.


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