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Facts About Lorain, OH

Lorain is a city in Lorain County, Ohio, United States. The municipality is located in northeastern Ohio on Lake Erie, at the mouth of the Black River, approximately 30 miles west of Cleveland. As of the 2010 census, the city had a total population of 64,097, making it Ohio’s tenth largest city and the largest in Lorain County by population. Lorain is part of the Cleveland-Elyria Metropolitan Statistical Area, more commonly known as Greater Cleveland.

Lorain, city, Lorain county, northern Ohio, U.S. It is located on Lake Erie at the mouth of the Black River, about 5 miles (8 km) northwest of Elyria and 25 miles (40 km) west of Cleveland. Moravian missionaries camped briefly on the site in 1787, but the first permanent settler was Nathan Perry, from Vermont, who built a trading post there in 1807. First known as Black River, it was incorporated as the village of Charleston in 1836 and was renamed in 1874 for the county (which had taken its name from the province of Lorraine, France) when it was rechartered as a city. The coal and iron-ore trade was established with the completion in 1872 of what became the Cleveland, Lorain, and Wheeling Railroad (later part of the Baltimore and Ohio) and the opening of the Poe Lock at Sault Ste. Marie, Mich. (1896). Industrial development began after 1894, when a steel mill was built on the Black River. Lorain is now a major Midwest shipping centre handling coal, iron ore, and limestone. Industries include automobile and truck assembly and the manufacture of steel bars and tubes, power shovels, cranes, bearings, gypsum products, and clothing. Novelist and Nobel laureate Toni Morrison and textile artist Lenore Tawney are Lorain natives. Pop. (2000) city, 68,652; (2010) 64,097.

Lorain is located in the former Western Reserve and was occupied by Native Americans until the consummation of the Treaty of Fort Industry in 1805. The treaty, between the U.S. government and the Wyandot, Ottawa, Chippewa, Munsee, Delaware, Shawnee, and, Pottawattamie, seceded the land west of the Cuyahoga River to the Connecticut Western Reserve. In notes from surveyor Abraham Tappan, land west of the Cuyahoga River was entirely void of permanent settlement from any people, meaning that all aboriginal people evacuated all 3,336,000 acres of land by the time Tappan arrived near the Black River in 1807. The first permanent settlement in present-day Lorain was founded in 1807 by Azariah Beebe and established as a trading post for trading goods with Native Americans. James Reid, one of the original settlers of Black River township, built a large house near the bluffs overlooking the Black River in 1812 to be used as a dwelling and tavern. In the following years, a post office for “Mouth of Black River,” which also held the office for the Justice of the Peace.

The Black River provided several advantages for the early settlement and allowed for it to be a more desirable location to build. The Black had the first navigable waters west of the Cuyahoga River and offered a slight embayment along the cliffed shoreline that provide safety for the small sailing craft of the time. It was said that the Black River harbor was the best natural harbors among the Great Lakes. In addition to providing an area for immigrants to stop while on their way to the Firelands, the harbor provided space for ship building, with the first ship, General Huntington, being built in 1819.

The city is notable for its deindustrialized economy, formerly being home to the American Ship Building Company Lorain Yard, Ford Motor Company Lorain Assembly Plant, and United States Steel Corporation’s sprawling steel mill on the city’s south side. The city faces many similar issues to other Rust Belt cities, including population decline and urban decay. Poverty in the city is above the national average at 27%, lower than Cleveland’s 36.2% but higher than neighboring Elyria’s 22.2%


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