"Lancaster, Ohio: Historic Beauty" Lancaster by deecat
Lancaster Travel Guide: 14 reviews and 38 photos
Being history and architectual buffs, Jill and I knew that we just had to visit Lancaster, Ohio. Revolutionary War veteran, Army Colonel Ebenezar Zane, helped settle Lancaster, Ohio, along the banks of the Hock Hocking River. The people who settled here were from both the northeast and the southeast.
The town itself was established 3 years before the state of Ohio. As Jill and I drove into town, we immediately commented about the "wealth" of the area. We later learned in one of the museums that it was indeed a wealthy area because so many lawyers moved here!
Lancaster has four National Register Historic Districts; the area has the oldest mill in Ohio (Rock Mill); there are more covered bridges in this county than any other in Ohio; Lancaster has glass-making companies, The Decorative Arts Center of Ohio is located here; a new Glass Museum opens at the end of May 2006; there are several historic museums and houses in town; and Ohio State University Lancaster is also located here.
It's obvious that there is an active art community, citizens who value their history, and a city that saves and restores its lovely architecture.
The only negatives that Jill and I experienced here was a mediocre lunch, a poor tour guide at the Sherman House, and very bad signage for travel directions.
However, the beauty, culture, architecture, and friendly atmosphere far outweighs any small negatives that we experienced.
- Pros:Architecture, culture, covered bridges, museums
- Cons:Poor road sinage at times
- In a nutshell:Lancaster, Ohio is a real "gem" here in beautiful Ohio.
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