Remarkable Ohio


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14-47 Sandstone Center of the World

Side A: 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.
Side B: Same
Sponsors: Ohio Bicentennial Commission, Longaberger Company, Amherst Committee for the Ohio Bicentennial, and The Ohio Historical Society
Address: 206 S. Main Street, 
Location: City Hall, 206 S. Main Street
Latitude: 41.3983442
Longitude: -82.2270299