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East Liverpool, Ohio – Has It All

Nestled in the verdant hills of the Ohio River Valley, where Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia meet, the city provides an ideal setting.  At East Liverpool’s border with Pennsylvania, a Point of Beginning marker denotes the first survey stake or geographer’s line for plotting the seven ranges of the Northwest Territory, officially making this region of Ohio a gateway to the new frontier for our nation’s early settlers.

News of the area’s rich deposits of clay and coal drew the interest and fired the imagination of James Bennett, an English émigré and skilled potter.  Bennett constructed a small single-kiln pottery on the bank of the Ohio River in East Liverpool thus establishing the city’s first pottery.  Successfully manufacturing and marketing his product, Bennett initiated an immigration of thousands of skilled English potters that not only molded an industry but also grew to shape a town of unique heritage and character that continues to captivate legions of visitors and pottery collectors generations later.

Whether you’re here on business or pleasure make sure to tour the Hall China Company, The Homer Laughlin China Company, visit Thompson Park, Beaver Creek State Park, Broadway Wharf on the Ohio River Scenic Byway, shop at our antique and specialty stores, travel the Lincoln Highway, or just walk around and enjoy our diverse architecture.  If gaming interests you, visit Mountaineer Race Track and Gaming Resort just across the beautiful Ohio River, to watch thoroughbred horse racing or try your luck playing the slots.  Another must is the museums of the area, learn about our pottery heritage and industry at the Museum of Ceramics or about our many respected citizens and view famed Coach Lou Holtz’s memorabilia at the Lou Holtz Upper Ohio Valley Hall of Fame and be sure to visit our Firefighters and Black History Museums.

For more information contact the East Liverpool Area Chamber of Commerce at 330-385-0845 or



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