Poland is a village about 7 miles (11 km) southeast of Youngstown in Mahoning County, Ohio, United States. The population was 2,555 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA Metropolitan Statistical Area.
Post office along McKinley Way
Location of Poland, Ohio
Location of Poland in Mahoning County
|• Total||1.65 sq mi (4.27 km2)|
|• Land||1.63 sq mi (4.22 km2)|
|• Water||0.02 sq mi (0.05 km2)|
|Elevation||1,043 ft (318 m)|
| • Estimate |
|• Density||1,567.5/sq mi (605.2/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-4 (EDT)|
|GNIS feature ID||1061561|
In 1796, Poland Township was the first charted township in the Connecticut Western Reserve, being the southeastern most portion (Township 1, Range 1). The township was founded by Jonathan Fowler, who fell in love with Yellow Creek which flows through Poland. He owned an inn near the river which still stands as the oldest building in Poland. The historical buildings of Poland have a sign in the shape of Ohio by the building's front door.
The Village of Poland was founded in 1802. Poland Seminary was originally a private secondary school, Poland Academy, and then a liberal arts college founded in 1849. Its main building has been incorporated into Poland Middle School on College Street. Its dormitory is incorporated into the Poland Public Library on Main Street. Former distinguished faculty include the journalist Ida Tarbell; graduates include William McKinley, President of the United States.
The former medical school and Ohio Law College is now a private residence on College Street. Poland is the home to the Poland Seminary High School Bulldogs.
The Poland Local School District has two elementary schools: Union, and McKinley elementary school for 3rd,4th,and 5th graders, Poland McKinley, named after the former U.S. President William McKinley. Poland Middle School is home for the 6th,7th and 8th grade classes and Poland Seminary High School, often referred to as PSHS, houses the 9th through 12th grades.
A Catholic school in Poland, Holy Family, serves children in pre-kindergarten through the 8th grade.
Poland has been designated 'Top School' in Ohio along with Canfield, Struthers, Niles, Springfield, Austintown, Sebring, Youngstown, South Range, and Beaver Local.
|U.S. Decennial Census|
As of the census of 2010, there were 2,555 people, 1,066 households, and 765 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,567.5 inhabitants per square mile (605.2/km2). There were 1,135 housing units at an average density of 696.3 per square mile (268.8/km2). The village's racial makeup was 98.5% White, 0.2% African American, 0.4% Asian, and 0.9% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.1% of the population.
There were 1,066 households, of which 27.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.8% were married couples living together, 8.4% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.5% had a male householder with no wife present, and 28.2% were non-families. 25.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.40 and the average family size was 2.88.
The median age in the village was 46.3 years. 21.4% of residents were under the age of 18; 5.9% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 21.1% were from 25 to 44; 30.4% were from 45 to 64; and 21.3% were 65 years of age or older. The village's gender makeup was 48.2% male and 51.8% female.
As of the census of 2000, there were 2,990 people, 1,086 households, and 822 families residing in the village. The population density was 2,303.2 people per square mile (892.4/km²). There were 1,123 housing units at an average density of 902.5 per square mile (349.7/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 99.16% White, 0.24% African American, 0.10% Asian, 0.17% from other races, and 0.31% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.98% of the population.
There were 1,086 households out of which 34.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.4% were married couples living together, 9.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.3% were non-families. 22.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.57 and the average family size was 3.01.
In the village, the population was spread out with 24.6% under the age of 18, 5.4% from 18 to 24, 25.6% from 25 to 44, 24.8% from 45 to 64, and 19.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 92.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.3 males.
The median income for a household in the village was $47,273, and the median income for a family was $55,486. Males had a median income of $42,857 versus $23,603 for females. The per capita income for the village was $23,924. About 4.5% of families and 6.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.8% of those under age 18 and 13.2% of those age 65 or over.
William Dugan (born November 29, 1989 in Youngstown, Ohio) is an American football player from Poland, Ohio. He will be attending Youngstown State University where he will be playing on the offensive line for the football team. Bill was awarded to the all MAC (Metro Athletic Conference). Dugan is currently listed as 6'5", 300 lbs.David S. Dennison Jr.
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James Kennedy (September 3, 1853 – November 9, 1928) was a U.S. Representative from Ohio.
Born in Lowellville, Ohio, Kennedy prepared for college at Poland Union Seminary, in Ohio, and graduated from Westminster College, New Wilmington, Pennsylvania, in 1876. He studied law and was admitted to the bar in March 1879. Kennedy commenced to practice law in Youngstown, Ohio, where he also served as a member of the city council from April 1886 to November 1888. In 1894, he served as chairman of the Republican State convention at Steubenville, Ohio, in 1894.
Kennedy was elected as a Republican to the Fifty-eighth and to the three succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1903 – March 3, 1911). He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1910, to the Sixty-second Congress. He resumed the practice of his profession in Youngstown.
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He had acquired a large country practice, and had also been for three terms a member of the legislature, when in 1837 he was elected to the professorship of the theory and practice of medicine in the Ohio Medical College at Cincinnati. He resigned this position in 1842, having in the meantime purchased a fine fruit farm in East Rockport, five miles from the city of Cleveland, where he spent the rest of his life. In 1843 the medical department of the Western Reserve College was established, at Cleveland, and he filled the chair of theory and practice in that institution until 1864. He was elected an Associate Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1855.Besides his professional attainments, Dr. Kirtland was interested in all departments of natural history. He was an efficient assistant in the first geological survey of Ohio, and was untiring in his efforts to improve the horticulture and agriculture of his adopted state. He died at his residence in East Rockport, Dec. 11, 1877, aged 84 years.
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South Main Street Commercial Historic District (Little Rock, Arkansas)
South Main Street Residential Historic District (Little Rock, Arkansas), listed on the National Register of Historic Places
South Main and Washington Streets Historic District, Norwalk, Connecticut
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South Main Street Historic District (Statesboro, Georgia), listed on the National Register of Historic Places
South Main Street Residential Historic District (Statesboro, Georgia)
South Main Street Historic District (Watkinsville, Georgia), listed on the National Register of Historic Places
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South Main Street Historic District (Versailles, Kentucky), listed on the National Register of Historic Places
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South Main Street Historic District (Fayette, Missouri), listed on the National Register of Historic Places
South Main Street Historic District (Joplin, Missouri), listed on the National Register of Historic Places
South Main Street Historic District (Kernersville, North Carolina), listed on the National Register of Historic Places
South Main Street Historic District (Geneva, New York)
South Main Street Historic District (Mount Morris, New York)
South Main Street District (Middletown, Ohio)
South Main Street District (Poland, Ohio), listed on the National Register of Historic Places
South Main Street Commercial Historic District (Pendleton, Oregon), listed on the National Register of Historic Places
South Main Street Historic District (Coventry, Rhode Island)
South Main Street Historic District (Woonsocket, Rhode Island)
South Main Historic District (Bishopville, South Carolina)
South Main Street Historic District (Covington, Tennessee), listed on the National Register of Historic Places
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McKinley was the last president to have served in the American Civil War and the only one to have started the war as an enlisted soldier, beginning as a private in the Union Army and ending as a brevet major. After the war, he settled in Canton, Ohio, where he practiced law and married Ida Saxton. In 1876, he was elected to Congress, where he became the Republican Party's expert on the protective tariff, which he promised would bring prosperity. His 1890 McKinley Tariff was highly controversial, which together with a Democratic redistricting aimed at gerrymandering him out of office led to his defeat in the Democratic landslide of 1890. He was elected governor of Ohio in 1891 and 1893, steering a moderate course between capital and labor interests. With the aid of his close adviser Mark Hanna, he secured the Republican nomination for president in 1896 amid a deep economic depression. He defeated his Democratic rival William Jennings Bryan after a front porch campaign in which he advocated "sound money" (the gold standard unless altered by international agreement) and promised that high tariffs would restore prosperity.
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Historians regard McKinley's 1896 victory as a realigning election in which the political stalemate of the post-Civil War era gave way to the Republican-dominated Fourth Party System, which began with the Progressive Era. McKinley defeated Bryan again in the 1900 presidential election in a campaign focused on imperialism, protectionism and free silver. His legacy was suddenly cut short when he was shot on September 6, 1901 by Leon Czolgosz, a second-generation Polish-American with anarchist leanings. McKinley died eight days later and was succeeded by his Vice President Theodore Roosevelt. As an innovator of American interventionism and pro-business sentiment, McKinley's presidency is generally considered above average, though his highly positive public perception was soon overshadowed by Roosevelt.