Rittman, Ohio, in Wayne county, is 15 miles SW of Akron, Ohio and 36 miles S of Cleveland, Ohio. 

The Rittman name was derived from Frederick B. Rittman, who was the treasurer of the Atlantic & Great Western Railroad. Rittman is situated partially in Medina and Wayne County. The discovery of salt deposits in Rittman in 1897 led to the founding of Wayne Salt, which later became Ohio Salt. In 1948, Ohio Salt became Morton Salt – today one of Rittman’s major employers.


Things To Do In Rittman

Places of interest near Rittman include the Cleveland Botanical Garden and Malabar Farm. Glamorgan Castle, Fort Laurens and Mabel Hartzell Home are popular historic sites to visit. Wayne County Historical Society and Museum house memorabilia and artifacts which portray the culture and history of the area. Gorge Metropolitan Park, Sippo Lake Park and Hinckley Reservation offer opportunities for recreational activities.