About This Place
Macedonia is a city in Summit County, Ohio, United States. The population was 9,224 at the 2000 census. Macedonia is part of the Akron Metropolitan Statistical Area.
The city's name is said to derive from a small joke among divinity students at Western Reserve College, which in the early 19th century was in Hudson, Ohio. The students, who were called upon to preach in the small hamlet 6 miles (9.7 km) to the north, recalled Acts 16:10: "...we sought to go to Macedonia, concluding that the Lord had called us to preach the gospel to them."
Macedonia is located at 41Â°19â²4â³N 81Â°30â²5â³W / 41.31778Â°N 81.50139Â°W / 41.31778; -81.50139 (41.317807, -81.501460).