Introduction to Amherst, Ohio
Amherst, Ohio is 4 miles SW of Lorain, Ohio (center to center) and 28 miles W of Cleveland, Ohio. It is in Lorain County. The city is part of the Cleveland - Lorain - Elyria metro area. The population of Amherst is 11,797.
Amherst was founded by Jacob Shupe and was named after Amherst, New Hampshire. The area was settled between the years 1811 and 1816 by German immigrants. Shupe started the early industries and established the first sawmill, gristmill, and distillery in Amherst. It is known as the Sandstone Center of the World and a number of early buildings were made of native sandstone. The area also included nine sandstone quarries. The Cleveland Quarries Company was established in Amherst in 1868.
Amherst and nearby Attractions
- Amherst Historical Society Museum
- Quigley Museum
- Black River Reservation
- Hickories Museum
- Carlisle Reservation
- French Creek Reservation
Things To Do In Amherst
While staying in Amherst, you can go for picnics to the Beavercreek Reservation. You can visit the Maude Neiding Park and Anna Schmauch Memorial Pool. The city also offers four picnic shelters. The Veterans Park and DePaola and Jaworski Parks are also worth visiting. You can enjoy shopping at Liberty Bell Shopping Center, Milan Avenue Shopping Center, and Amherst Plaza Shopping Center.
Lorain County Regional Airport can be reached in a few minutes.
Amherst Higher Education
Opportunities for higher studies are provided by Oberlin College, Ashland University, Lorain County Community College, Cleveland State University, and Baldwin - Wallace College.