Norton is a city in Summit and Wayne counties in the U.S. state of Ohio. The population was 12,085 at the 2010 census.
The Summit County portion of Norton is part of the Akron Metropolitan Statistical Area, while the Wayne County portion is part of the Wooster, OH Micropolitan Statistical Area.
In 1818, Norton Township was organized. It was originally a part of Wolf Creek Township which consisted of present-day Norton, Copley, Wadsworth, Sharon, Guilford, and Montville townships. Norton Township was surveyed by Joseph Darrow and plotted into lots half a mile square. Norton was known as Town 1, Range 12 of the Western Reserve. It was named after Birdseye Norton, one of the original owners of the township. The first two people to settle on this land, in 1810, were James Robinson and John Cahow. Robinson purchased lot 19 and Cahow lot 20.