Yoga in the Park: Wednesday & Thursday at the Community Park 6 p.m., all ages and all skill levels.


Village of South Amherst

Welcome to Village of South Amherst

Home of World's Largest Sandstone Quarries


South Amherst is a quaint little village of 1581 residents, 683 homes, ten businesses and six churches in Lorain County, Ohio.  South Amherst is nestled between the City of Amherst to the North and the City of Oberlin to the South, and is about 30 miles west of the City of Cleveland.

South Amherst is home to the world’s largest sandstone quarry  --  Buckeye Quarry.

The Village has a Volunteer Fire Department, a part-time Police Department, South Amherst Community Park which has a walking path and pavilion for your convenience.  Evergreen Cemetery is located within the Village and is run by the Village Cemetery Board.

The Village Town Hall is usually open  Monday through Friday.  We are closed on Saturdays and Sundays.  There may be times during work hours that the office is closed while the clerk is out taking care of Village business.  If you need to come in outside of the scheduled hours, please call 440-986-2222 to schedule an appointment.


South Amherst is a member of the Firelands Local Schools, consisting of Firelands Elementary School, South Amherst Middle School, and Firelands High School – home of the Falcons.

There is a link to the Firelands Local Schools web site on our “Links” tab.  There is also a link to Lorain County Joint Vocational Schools under the same tab.

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Upcoming Events

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July 6, 2022


REsident request lot split & turnaround

July 12, 2022

SAFD meeting

South Amherst Fire Department monthly meeting

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News & Notices

Columbia Gas Update

Installation of thenew mainline is progressing well. Crews continue to schedule apointments for service line replacements. Reminder that it does… Read More

Building & Grounds Committee

will meet virtually on Wednesday,  June 29th @ 8:00 p.m. to discuss village properties.   Meeting ID: 822 7618 4843 … Read More