Main Street Amherst’s mission is to promote and maintain a historic and economically vital downtown that is attractive and accessible to people of all ages.

Amherst, Ohio was founded as a town in 1811 and has played a significant role in the history of our county. Its unique architecture and historic downtown characterize nineteenth century America. Amherst holds the distinction of being the Sandstone Center of the World. Amherst boasts many historic buildings and landmarks in and around the downtown area.

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