Introduction to Hermitage, Pennsylvania
Hermitage, Pennsylvania, in Mercer county, is 14 miles NE of Youngstown, Ohio (center to center) and 59 miles NW of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The city, which is conveniently located inside the Sharon metropolitan area, has an estimated 16,157 residents.
The area, which was initially known as "Hickory", was settled in 1796, and incorporated as the Township of Hickory in 1833. The township was created from portions of the Pymatuning and Shenango townships. Later, the communities of Sharon, Farrell, Wheatland, and Sharpsville were incorporated. The remainder of the Hickory Township was subsequently organized as a First Class Township. On November 4th, 1975, it was renamed "Hermitage" and was reclassified as a city on December 22, 1983.
Hermitage and Nearby Attractions
- Magoffin House Museum
- National McKinley Birthplace Memorial
- Wm. McKinley Presidential Library & Museum
- Moraine State Park
Things To Do In Hermitage
The city of Hermitage offers easy access to several art museums like the Akron Art Museum, Erie Art Museum, Butler Institute of American Art, and Hoyt Institute of Fine Arts. The Wm. McKinley Presidential Library & Museum, Arms Family Museum of Local History, and Magoffin House Museum showcase artifacts which convey the history of the area. Buhl Farm Park Golf Course, Avalon Country Club at Buhl Park, Hickory VFW Golf Course, and Tam O' Shanter Golf Course are also located in the city. Erie Mall, Millcreek Mall, and Shenango Valley Mall are some of the popular shopping centers in the area. Hermitage also hosts annual events like the Hermitage Arts Festival, Family Steak Fry & Gun Raffle, and the Father's Day Car Show.
Air transportation is available from the Youngstown-Warren Regional Airport.
Hermitage Higher Education
Nearby colleges are Penn State Shenango, Grove City College, Westminster College, and Youngstown State University.