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North Canton is a city in Stark County in the U.S. state of Ohio. The population was 17,468 at the 2010 United States Census. It is part of the Canton-Massillon, OH Metropolitan Statistical Area.HistoryThe following timeline includes several important points in the history of North Canton: 1831: The Community of North Canton first began as the Village of New Berlin. Residents were primarily of German descent. 1873: William H. “Boss” Hoover moved his tannery business from the family farm to the center of the North Canton village. 1908: The Hoover Company begins manufacturing vacuum cleaners. 1918: During World War I, the community changed the name of the village to North Canton. 1933: The Hoover Company becomes the world’s largest manufacturer of vacuum cleaners. 1951: The North Canton Jaycees are formed. 2007: The Hoover Company officially shuts down. 2010: The Hoover Company's old building is bought for residential, educational, and recreational proposes.2013: The old Hoover Company building is being sold by sections and will be transformed into a mall and apartments.GeographyNorth Canton is located at . The West Branch of Nimishillen Creek flows through the city.According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 6.40sqmi, all land.
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