Youngstown was founded in 1797 when John Young purchased 15,560 acres in the Mahoning River Valley from the United States Government through the Connecticut Land Company. By 1802, he and a survey company had laid out the Youngstown Township along the Mahoning River, seven miles west of the Pennsylvania state line. This was the first populated area of the Connecticut Western Reserve. During the earliest part of the 20th century, immigrants from all over the world came to the Youngstown area to start a new life. With the wave of immigrants came new customs and traditions, and today that rich heritage helps define the Mahoning Valley.
Our visitors will experience a wide variety of unique attractions, fantastic restaurants, and shopping galore, as well as plenty of challenging golf courses and outdoor recreational areas. Add to this your choice of comfortable lodging, wonderful dining options and warm Midwest hospitality, and you've got the perfect blend for a great getaway.
The Mahoning Country Convention & Visitors Bureau is here to help make your visit a pleasant experience. If you need further assistance, please call us at 800-447-8201, or send us an email.