The county also has a covered bridge that is located in Newton Falls on Arlington Street over the East Branch Mahoning River off Ohio SR 534 (East Broad Street). The 117 feet bridge was built in 1831.
The historical marker on the bridge explains that the structure is the second oldest covered bridge in Ohio and the oldest still in use in its original location.
As part of the Great Western Reserve, the county covers over 615 square miles with over 70% of this land being woodland and cropland. There are approximately 123 farms utilizing around 123,000 acres of land.
Of course the Amish are a significant part of the county's agricultural component. They reside primarily in the north and western townships of the county.
Of particular significance is the very northwest township of the county. Traveling down Route 534 you would honestly believe that time had stood still for several decades as you come upon the village of Mesopotamia.
Travel along Route 534 from north to south or along Route 87 east and west and you will discover many Amish businesses and see them out working their farms and fields.
The Amish in the area are considered to be part of the Middlefield community which comprises the fourth largest Amish settlement in the country and the second largest Amish population in the state of Ohio.
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