Sharon, Pennsylvania

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Sharon is a city in Mercer County, Pennsylvania, in the United States, 75 miles (121 km) northwest of Pittsburgh. It is part of the YoungstownWarrenBoardman, OH-PA Metropolitan Statistical Area.

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History

Sharon was settled in 1795, incorporated as a borough on October 6, 1841, and incorporated as a city on December 17, 1918. The city operated under the PA third-class city charter until 2008, at which point it adopted a home rule charter under which the elected position of mayor was replaced with a hired city manager and financial officer.

The founding families of Sharon first settled on a flat plain bordering the Shenango River (this area is situated between two hills and is the current location of Sharon's downtown business district). According to local legend, the community received its name from a Bible-reading settler who likened the location to the Plain of Sharon in Israel.

Initially a center of coal mining, Sharon's economy transitioned to steelmaking and other heavy industry following the Industrial Revolution. Following the extensive national deindustrialization of the 1970's and 80's, the city's economy diversified and is now based primarily on light industry, education, health care, and social services.

The following is a list of notable businesses that are currently based in Sharon:

  • Sharon Regional Health System
  • The Herald
  • John Maneely Company, Wheatland Tube Division
  • Sharon Coating, LLC
  • Quaker Steak & Lube
  • Reyer's Shoe Store
  • The Winner (women's clothing store)
  • Dollar General
  • Arrow Automotive (automobile repair)
  • Shenango Valley Meats
  • Save-A-Lot (grocery store)
  • Army-Navy store

Geography

Sharon is located at 41°13′48″N 80°29′56″W / 41.23°N 80.49889°W / 41.23; -80.49889 (41.230106, -80.498960)[1] in southwest Mercer County, the city borders the city of Hermitage to the north and east, the city of Farrell to the south, and on the west the census-designated places of Masury and West Hill, Ohio.

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