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Amherst in Lorain County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Sandstone Center of the World

 
 
Sandstone Center of the World Marker image. Click for full size.
By Christopher Light, February 16, 2008
1. Sandstone Center of the World Marker
Inscription. The City of Amherst was founded in 1811. Beginning in 1847, Amherst developed and prospered around the sandstone industry and its associated quarries. This sandstone proved to be an important economic blessing to our early settlers and is the foundation of Amherst's existence. Amherst sandstone shows lines of stratification or bedding when exposed in sections. Its natural beauty is enhanced by a virtual spectrum of rich and unique colors including deep reds, browns, yellows, and shades of gray. Amherst sandstone is well known for its quality, durability, and rich texture and has been utilized across our nation and throughout the world. Amherst is literally and figuratively built upon a rock, which extends deep in the earth.
 
Erected 2003 by Ohio Bicentennial Commission, The Longaberger Company, Amherst Committee for the Ohio Bicentennial, The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 14-47.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection marker series.
 
Location. 41° 23.9′ N, 82° 13.622′ W. Marker is in Amherst, Ohio, in Lorain County. Marker is at the intersection of South Main Street and Park, Cleveland, Milan Streets on South Main Street
Sandstone Center of the World Marker image. Click for full size.
By Christopher Light, February 16, 2008
2. Sandstone Center of the World Marker
. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Amherst OH 44001, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Helen Steiner Rice (approx. 4.6 miles away); The Lorain Tornado, 1924 (approx. 5.5 miles away); Shipbuilding (approx. 5.6 miles away); Trading Post (approx. 5.7 miles away); Founding of Lorain, Ohio (approx. 5.7 miles away); Lake Shore Electric Railway (approx. 7 miles away); Burrell Homestead (approx. 7.5 miles away); Charles M. Hall and Frank M. Jewett (approx. 7.5 miles away).
 
Categories. Man-Made Features
 
Grindstone from the local quarry image. Click for full size.
By Christopher Light, February 16, 2008
3. Grindstone from the local quarry
Quarry located south of Amherst along the Ohio Turnpike (I-80/I90) image. Click for full size.
By Christopher Light, February 16, 2008
4. Quarry located south of Amherst along the Ohio Turnpike (I-80/I90)
Sandstone Quarry by Ohio Historical Society image. Click for full size.
By Christopher Light, February 16, 2008
5. Sandstone Quarry by Ohio Historical Society
Sandstone being extracted from quarry, near South Amherst, Lorain County, Ohio, ca. 1940-1949 (AL00370).
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Christopher Light of Valparaiso, Indiana. This page has been viewed 2,275 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Christopher Light of Valparaiso, Indiana. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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