New Philadelphia

New Philadelphia, Ohio

New Philadelphia was founded in 1804 by John Knisely who first visited the Ohio area while deer hunting with his son. Admiring it, he returned to his home in Bedford County, Pennsylvania, sold his possessions and made preparations to move his wife and 10 children. He persuaded 33 others to join him, and they started west in the spring of 1804. New Philadelphia is located in Tuscarawas County and now has a population of roughly 15,700 residents.