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The Little Town Near Cleveland That Might Just Be The Most Unique Town In The World

Oberlin, Ohio, is featured in a book entitled The Town that Started the Civil War by historian Nat Brandt, and has a history steeped in rebellion, political drama, and the fight for equality. It’s home to about 8500 people, about 3000 of whom are students. About half an hour from Cleveland, it is now a quaint liberal college town with a vibrant young community. Oberlin’s history makes it one of the most important and unique towns in the United States and the world, and its present makes it somewhere you’ll want to visit every weekend.

Of course, every small town has its charms. Take a look at the lists here and here to explore some of the other beautiful small towns in Ohio. Have you been to Oberlin? Do you think it’s earned the title of “most unique town in the world”?

Giorgia Kerr
Giorgia is an anthropologist and freelance writer from Australia, currently living in Cleveland. Her main hobbies are traveling and sleeping in.