Historic Walking Trail

This Walking Tour combines three of central Barberton's most interesting and history-filled areas: the Lake Anna Neighborhood, the Downtown Commercial District, and the Diamond Match Industrial District. Let this page guide you as you observe the peaceful residential environment of Lake Anna, the important brick and stone buildings of the downtown, and the remaining factory buildings of Barberton's famed Diamond Match Company.

For convenience, the tour is divided into two parts: the Lake Anna Tour and the Downtown-Diamond Match Tour. Each tour is designed to take about 45 minutes to walk. Many of the most important buildings and sites are high-lighted here, but many others could not be covered. If you are interested in learning more about these areas, consider making a visit to the Local History Room of the Barberton Public Library. There, you'll find histories, inventories, and a fine collection of old photographs and postcards showing historic Barberton.