Wooster, Ohio

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The city of Wooster is the administrative centre of Wayne County and is located in the state of Ohio in the United States. The municipality may be found in the northwestern part of Ohio, around 50 miles (80 kilometres) south-southwest of Cleveland, 35 miles (56 kilometres) southwest of Akron, and 30 miles (48 kilometres) west of Canton. At the time of the census in the year 2000, the population was 24,811, and in the year 2010 it was 26,119. The city is the most populous in Wayne County, and it serves as the administrative and economic hub of the Wooster Micropolitan Statistical Area (as defined by the United States Census Bureau). Wooster is home to both the primary location of the Wayne County Public Library as well as its administrative headquarters. Wooster is the home of the College of Wooster, which may be found here. In 2013, fDi magazine named Wooster as one of the top 10 micro cities in North America for its openness to business and its strategic approach.

David Wooster was a commander in the American Revolutionary War, and John Bever, William Henry, and Joseph Larwill were the original founders of Wooster in 1808.

The city has a total area of 16.36 square miles (42.37 km2), of which 16.31 square miles (42.24 km2) is land and 0.05 square miles (0.13 km2) is water, as reported by the United States Census Bureau.

Both the Cuyahoga Formation (shale) and the Logan Formation (sandstone and conglomerate), which overlie one another, date back to the Lower Carboniferous and are rich in fossils. The area bedrock is made up of these two formations.