About This Place
Lodi is a village in Medina County, Ohio, United States. The population was 3,061 at the 2000 census.
Founded in 1811, Lodi is the oldest settlement in Medina County. It was originally called Harrisville, in honor of the family that founded it. It was later renamed to Lodi, the Indian chief who lived nearby; to prevent confusion with another village in Ohio. Ainsworth Street, part of the 'Downtown Circle', is named after Chief Lodi's Daughter.
An early pioneer named Redfield (after whom Redfield Street is named) sculpted the modern route to Medina through trees. It was later deemed too curvy, so the first governmental road through the region was straightened. In later years, this road became U.S. Route 42.