Sebring Ohio Historical Society
126 North 15th Street
Sebring, Ohio 44672
330-938-6920  
In April, 1898, work began on the factories, stores and homes that would
become known as "Sebring."  The Sebring brothers, their parents (
George
and Elizabeth), and their sisters each built beautiful homes.  
These
potteries at one time employed approximately 3,300 workers. The
Sebring pottery industry flourished for many years.  At one time Sebring was
known as the "Pottery Capital of The World."
From these beginnings Sebring has remained a small town.  Although only a
few pottery "decorating" firms still remain, other types of manufacturers have
located here. Sebring is hopeful that others will discover, as the Sebring
brothers did, that Sebring is "the most elevated and healthful tableland of our
state."
Sebring, Ohio  was founded by the Sebring family from East Liverpool.
They owned and operated many
pottery businesses. The Sebring family
dreamed of building their own pottery town that would  stand as a
memorial to their work and ideals.  They decided upon an area in
Mahoning County, 80 miles west of Pittsburgh and five miles east of
Alliance.  They chose 200 acres of farmland near the Mahoning River that
was near a railroad line.  Later, a 160 acre tract was added.   Articles of
Incorporation were filed in  1899.
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