Sharon is a small city located in rural Mercer County.
The founding families of Sharon first settled on the flat plain bordering the Shenango River (this area is situated between two hills and is the current location of Sharon's downtown and the North and South flats business districts). According to local legend, the community probably received its name from a Bible-reading settler who likened the location to the Plain of Sharon in Israel.
Due to its large coal deposits, Sharon was once an industrial center, with rolling mills, boiler and machine shops, furnaces, flour mills, ordnance works, and manufactories of explosives, nails, horse collars, spokes, chains, stoves, and lumber products. Today, there is still some steel and metalworking as well as other manufacturing, but the city has experienced levels of deindustrialization; despite the reclamation of several industrial sites and investments from manufacturing businesses, most of the city's job growth today is in the service sector.
Downtown Sharon is a collection of various kinds of service businesses, including restaurants, centered mostly around East State Street.
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Some on-street parking is available.