History of Cairo


Excerpt from "History of Stark County, Volume I", by Herbert T.O. Blue


Cairo, a hamlet in section 34 of Lake Township on the highway from Canton to Hartville was never formally laid out or platted.   D.T. Machamer opened a general store at Cairo in 1866 and later served as the postmaster, the post office being located in his store.   Mr. Machamer did a thriving business for many years, during which time several families lived in the community.  Among which were J.A. Cocklin, William Cassler, S. Snyder, D.J. Shafer and L. Feller.   A sawmill was located at the town in an early day.   There were two churches in the town, the Lutheran and Reformed.   The town today is a mere cluster of houses and a general store.

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