Introduction to Sharon, Pennsylvania
The first settlers built their homes along the Shenango River in 1795. According to one tradition, a settler named the community "Sharon" after the Plain of Sharon in Israel. The area had significant deposits of coal which led it to develop into an industrial center with flour mills, furnaces, manufacturers, rolling mills, and boiler and machine shops. On December 17, 1918, Sharon was incorporated as a city. It was the filming location for the 1998 movie "Tiger Warsaw."
Sharon and Nearby Attractions
- Arms Family Museum of Local History
- Hoyt Institute of Fine Arts
- National McKinley Birthplace Memorial
- Maurice K. Goddard State Park
Things To Do In Sharon
The Hoyt Institute of Fine Arts includes art galleries, a fine arts library, and studios, while the Butler Institute of American Art houses collections of artists like Edward Hopper, Winslow Homer, Reginald Marsh, and Georgia O'Keeffe. The Youngstown Historical Center of Industry & Labor showcases exhibits which relay the history of Mahoning Valley's iron and steel industry. Magoffin House Museum features artifacts of historical importance. Arms Family Museum of Local History, National Packard Museum, and National McKinley Birthplace Memorial are also located near Sharon. Hiking, biking, swimming, camping, horseback riding, boating, and fishing can be enjoyed at the Mosquito Lake State Park, Moraine State Park, and Maurice K. Goddard State Park.
The closest major airport is Pittsburgh International Airport.
Sharon Higher Education
Pennsylvania State University - Shenango Campus is located in the city of Sharon. Thiel College, Youngstown State University, and Westminster College are nearby.