Paris, Stark County, Ohio

Paris is an unincorporated community in northwestern Paris Township, Stark County, Ohio. Although it is unincorporated, it has a post office, with the ZIP code of 44669.[1] It lies along State Route 172 between East Canton and Lisbon. The community is part of the CantonMassillon Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Location of Paris, Ohio

History

Paris was laid out in 1813 on a stagecoach turnpike.[2] A share of the early settlers being natives of France most likely caused the name Paris to be selected.[3] A post office called Paris has been in operation since 1822.[4]

References

  1. ^ Zip Code Lookup
  2. ^ Perrin, William Henry (1881). History of Stark County: With an Outline Sketch of Ohio. Baskin & Battey. p. 508.
  3. ^ Overman, William Daniel (1958). Ohio Town Names. Akron, OH: Atlantic Press. p. 107.
  4. ^ "Stark County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 21 January 2016.

Coordinates: 40°47′52″N 81°10′0″W / 40.79778°N 81.16667°W

Kateri Tekakwitha

Saint Kateri Tekakwitha (pronounced [ˈɡaderi deɡaˈɡwita] in Mohawk), given the name Tekakwitha, baptized as Catherine and informally known as Lily of the Mohawks (1656 – April 17, 1680), is a Roman Catholic saint who was an Algonquin–Mohawk laywoman. Born in the Mohawk village of Ossernenon, on the south side of the Mohawk River, she contracted smallpox in an epidemic; her family died and her face was scarred. She converted to Roman Catholicism at age nineteen, when she was renamed Kateri, baptized in honor of Saint Catherine of Siena. Refusing to marry, she left her village and moved for the remaining 5 years of her life to the Jesuit mission village of Kahnawake, south of Montreal in New France, now Canada.

Tekakwitha took a vow of perpetual virginity. Upon her death at the age of 24, witnesses said that minutes later her scars vanished and her face appeared radiant and beautiful. Known for her virtue of chastity and mortification of the flesh, as well as being shunned by some of her tribe for her religious conversion to Catholicism, she is the fourth Native American to be venerated in the Roman Catholic Church and the first to be canonized.Under the pontificate of Pope John Paul II, she was beatified in 1980 and canonized by Pope Benedict XVI at Saint Peter's Basilica on 21 October 2012. Various miracles and supernatural events are attributed to her intercession.

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