Introduction to East Liverpool, Ohio
East Liverpool, Ohio, in Columbiana county, is 33 miles W of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The people of the city are in the Youngstown - Warren metropolitan area. East Liverpool has a population of 13,089.
East Liverpool History
Originally this city was called St. Clair. It was so named by Thomas Fawcett who was one of the earlier land owners. Later, the area was also known as Fawcettstown for some time. In 1834, it was officially incorporated as East Liverpool. It went on to acquire a reputation as "The Crockery City" and, at its peak, produced over half of the entire United States' annual crockery output. There were more 300 potteries in the city at that time. However, this business declined from the mid-1960s onwards when pottery was outsourced from South Korea, Taiwan, and China.
East Liverpool and nearby Attractions
- Museum of Ceramics
- Diamond Historic District
- Thompson Park
- East Liverpool Country Club
- Turkana Farms
Things To Do In East Liverpool
Keeping the history of the city in mind, one should definitely visit the Museum of Ceramics and the existing potteries of the Homer Laughlin China Company, the Hall China Company, and Pioneer Pottery. Also worth visiting is the downtown district which was renovated with light posts from the era of The Great Depression. The city also provides other opportunities for enjoyment including a number of parks and golf courses.
East Liverpool Transportation
One can avail of flights from the Pittsburgh International Airport.
East Liverpool Higher Education
The Geneva College, West Liberty State College, and Robert Morris College are some of the nearby institutions where one can pursue higher studies.