The Village of Amanda sits 10 miles west of Lancaster in Fairfield County, Ohio. While Amanda was founded around 1830, with an operational post office that dates back to 1832, development really began in 1850 when the railroad reached the town.
Nearby Lancaster is the county seat of Fairfield County, and is nestled along the Hocking River. Founded in 1800 as ”New Lancaster,” Lancaster’s position as a connection point between the Hocking Canal and the Ohio and Erie Canals made it possible for the region’s rich agricultural produce to reach eastern markets.
Located about 30 miles south of Ohio’s capital of Columbus, there is a great deal to do and see in Fairfield County. The Sherman House in Lancaster is the birthplace of William Tecumseh Sherman. Built in 1811, it is now a Civil War museum. Downtown Lancaster is also the home of the Ohio Glass Museum. In Amanda, you can enjoy a great meal at Village Food and Spirits. If you enjoy being outdoors, Amanda is also the home to several bike trails. In addition, car enthusiasts can enjoy the Cruise-A-Palooza every June.