Valley City is an unincorporated community in central Liverpool Township, Medina County, Ohio, United States. The west branch of the Rocky River and Plum Creek flow near Valley City from south to north.
Valley City is known for being "The Frog Jump Capital of Ohio." Since 1962, it has held an annual contest patterned after Mark Twain's story, "The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County." On April 2, 1964, two years after the first contest was held, Governor Jim Rhodes proclaimed this contest the official state frog jumping championship. In 1969, a few Valley City champion frogs competed in the larger contest in Calaveras County, California, including one belonging to Governor Rhodes. Today, the contest is held at the Mill Stream Park in early August. The contest drew record breaking crowds in 2021 with over 750 frogs jumped and 4,000 attendees.
An annual street fair is held on the last weekend of August to support the local fire department.
In 1810, Seba Bronson, Jr., a Revolutionary War Veteran, arrives in the "Hardscrabble" area of Liverpool Township (corner of Columbia Rd and Grafton Rd.). As a so-called "squatter", Bronson occupies the land, plants corn, builds a dwelling, and establishes a thriving salt works.
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