What Is the Rubber Capital of the World and How Did Akron, Ohio Get Its Nickname?

Akron, Ohio is also known as the rubber capital of the world.

Akron is the fifth largest city in the U.S. state of Ohio, and became an innovation center owing to its location along the Ohio and Erie Canal and later, the interstate.

Residents of Akron are often referred to as Akronites.

“Cement City” is in Allentown, Pennsylvania, and Kalamazoo, Michigan, holds the honor of being “Celery City.”

If it’s pretzels you’re looking for, Reading, Pennsylvania, is the city to visit.