The Encyclopedia Americana (1920)/Oberlin

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OBERLIN, Ohio, village in Lorain County; on southern division of New York Central main railway system, east and west; Lorain and Ashland and the Lorain and West Virginia north and south; also the Cleveland, Columbus and Southwestern interurban electric railway, 33 miles west by south of Cleveland, on the State highway. It was settled in 1833 as a college town, and Oberlin College was founded the same year, and has grown to be one of the largest colleges in the United States. Oberlin was incorporated as a village in 1846 and has always been noted for its beautiful shady streets and fine homes, it has never had any saloons, it is an ideal residence town. It is in a fertile agricultural region and its industries are chiefly connected with farm products. Besides the college and its fine system of public schools, there is a business college and a kindergarten training school. Pop. 4,365, without the students numbering 2,000.