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Clarkson, Ohio
Clarkson, looking south towards Clarkson Presbyterian Church
Clarkson, looking south towards Clarkson Presbyterian Church
Clarkson, Ohio is located in Ohio
Clarkson, Ohio
Clarkson, Ohio
Location in Ohio
Country United States
State Ohio
County Columbiana
Township Middleton
1,181 ft (360 m)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s) 330, 234
GNIS Feature ID 1056809

Clarkson is an unincorporated community in southwestern Middleton Township, Columbiana County, Ohio, United States, clustered around the intersection of Clarkson and Sprucevale roads. For most of the 19th century, until the founding of Negley and Rogers, Clarkson was the most prominent settlement in Middleton Township.


Clarkson is located at 40°44′50″N 80°36′47″W / 40.74722°N 80.61306°W / 40.74722; -80.61306 (40.7470065, -80.6134048). The majority of residences are clustered at the intersection of Clarkson and Sprucevale Roads (County Highways 426 and 428).


Clarkson was platted in February 1816 by Robert Hanna, who moved there in a conestoga wagon with his wife. It was surveyed by William Heald. Hanna built and resided in a log tavern at the intersection of two roads. This building was later known as the Edward McGinnis tavern.

In 1817, James Monroe, while President of the United States, visited his cousin, Catherine Hanna, in Clarkson.

A post office was established in Clarkson in 1833 and remained until 1935.

An early settler and businessman was Milo Warrick who, in 1840, was a cabinet maker and undertaker in Clarkson. His son, Clement Vlandingham Warrick, opened a general store in Clarkson in 1885. He established the first Standard Oil dealership in Ohio, holding vendor's license Number 1.

Pretty Boy Floyd, bank robber, was shot and killed by FBI agents in a corn field near Clarkson in 1934.

Local attractions

Gaston's Mill, named for Clarkson resident Philander Gaston, lies within Beaver Creek State Park. The mill was built in 1837 and has been restored.

Notable people

  • Clement Vlandingham Warrick – first standard oil dealer in Ohio
  • Almira Park – mother of Hannah Milhous Nixon and maternal grandmother of President Richard Nixon
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