Oberlin and Around
Oberlin, founded in 1833, is well-known as an important stop on the
Underground Railroad and its citizens were key players
in the Oberlin-Wellington Rescue of a fugitive slave in 1858.
This incident came to be seen as the event that set the Civil War in motion.
Ohio Magazine named Oberlin the "Best Hometown"
in northeast Ohio for 2012, stating: "The quintessential college town,
Oberlin hosts a variety of arts and culture activities, and is home to many eclectic shops and restaurants."
Oberlin's small size and its excellent Oberlin College and Conservatory make it a destination in its own right,
with plenty of cultural and intellectual events occurring throughout the year.
Its location 30 miles south of Lake Erie and only 40 miles southwest of Cleveland makes it an ideal jumping off point for many interesting day trips.
To name just a few:
The following sites will provide much more information about all there is to see and do in and around Oberlin: