Akron, Ohio - Wikipedia Akron is the fifth largest city in the U S. state of Ohio and is the county seat of Summit County.
It is located on the western edge of the Glaciated Allegheny Plateau, approximately 39 miles 63 km) south of Lake Erie.
If there were a contest for the Ohio city with the most unexpected history, Akron would win. The hamburger was supposedly invented here.
Thomas Edison visited often his wife was an Akronite .