Located in the "Buckeye State" of Ohio, on the Mahoning River, the cultural city of Youngstown is well known for its museums, art centers, arenas and theatres. Visitors to the city will find a naturally beautiful city with some classic turn of the century architecture throughout and a range of exciting places to visit. The city gets its name from John Young, a settler from New York who surveyed the region in February 1797 and subsequently purchased the land from the United States government in August 1802. The city was chartered in 1867 and has since become the county seat of the Mahoning County. Youngstown was conventionally known as the centre of the steel industry and its industrial expansion altered the map of Mahoning Valley but when the steel industry fell to decline in the 1700's, the city had to redefine itself and did so by turning itself into a habitat for arts and culture which shows in the fact that the city boasts an array of cultural, musical, recreational and natural attractions. If you're a fan of theatre and drama, your destination would be the Powers Auditorium. The Powers Auditorium is the cultural center of the city and serves as the main music hall for the area as well as being home to the Youngstown Symphony Orchestra.