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Home of the Scarlet Carnation

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The population of Alliance is approximately 22,801 (2005), 22322 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 9,730 (2000), 8631 (2010).

The amount of land area in Alliance is 22.3 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Alliance is 8.6 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0.0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Alliance to Washington DC is 264 miles. The distance to the Ohio state capital is 120 miles. (as the crow flies)
Alliance is positioned 40.91 degrees north of the equator and 81.11 degrees west of the prime meridian.

Alliance elevation is 1,174 feet above sea level.
Alliance per capita income is $15,185.
Alliance median income is $30,078 (2000).

The Alliance median home price is $71,400 (2000).

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Alliance location: about 20 miles northeast of Canton and about 30 miles from Akron in northeastern Ohio. Other nearby communities include Maple Ridge, Limaville, Sebring, Beloit, Louisville, Minerva, East Canton and Malvern.

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Alliance history:

The first community in the area was Williamsport founded by William Teeters in 1827. Freedom was founded around 1838 and comprised the area that is now the central portion of Alliance. A third community, Liberty, was created in 1850. It was built around the railroads in the area. Finally, in 1889, the three communities merged into a new city, Alliance. Mount Union Village was annexed in 1891.

Home of the Scarlet Carnation the state flower of Ohio
A local politician and avid gardner, Dr. Levi Lamborn, developed the flower and named it Lamborn Red. When he ran for the 18th Congressional District, it was against William McKinley, who later became U.S. President. At each debate he gave a Lamborn Red Carnation to McKinley. Later, when McKinley began to rise higher in politics, he used the scarlet carnation as a good luck charm. Once president, he always wore one and had extras on hand to give to guests in his office. On 14 Sept 1901, he took the scarlet carnation from his coat and gave it to an admirer. He was killed only a few minutes later by an assassin. A resolution was passed by the Ohio General Assembly to name the scarlet carnation the state flower on 3 Feb 1904. Finally, on 8 April 1959, the legislature officially recognized Alliance as the Carnation City.

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Alliance attractions:

Learn more about Alliance at this informative site.

The Mabel Hartzell Historic Home
A restored Victorian home that was built in 1867. It is owned by the Alliance Historical Society.

Carnation Festival
Held every year in August

Alliance Symphony Orchestra

The Haines House
an underground railroad site

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