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.
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