Youngstown is located in the northeastern part of the state of Ohio and a city in Mahoning and Trumbull counties and is the seat of Mahoning County. It sits near the Pennsylvania border and along the Mahoning River. The city was considered to be the center of a steel-industrial complex, which also includes Warren, Campbell, Niles, Struthers, and Girard. It was also a part of the Western Reserve when a surveyor from New York purchased a tract land from the Connecticut Land Company and laid out a town and named it Young's town after his', John Young. The early development of the area was due to James Hillman, who was a local trader who then organized it as a town in 1802. It was also during that year when Daniel and James Heaton built the first furnace in Ohio along the Yellow Creek that was used to produce iron by reducing the oar using charcoal and limestone.
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