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Founded in July 29, 1797 by proclamation of Governor Arthur St. Clair, six years before Ohio was granted statehood.
It was named for Thomas Jefferson, author of the Declaration of Independence, Secretary of State, and Vice President
of the United States at the time of the County’s creation.
Its county seat is Steubenville
In 1786, the United States built Fort Steuben to protect the government surveyors mapping the land west of the
Ohio River. When the surveyors completed their task a few years later, the fort was abandoned. In the meantime,
settlers had built homes around the fort; they named their settlement La Belle. When the County was created in
1797, La Belle was selected as the County seat. The town was subsequently renamed Steubenville, in honor of the
Market Street in Steubenville
Cities and Villages
Steubenville * Toronto
Adena * Amsterdam * Bergholz * Bloomingdale * Dillonvale * Empire * Irondale
Mingo Junction * Mount Pleasant * New Alexandria * Rayland * Richmond * Smithfield
Stratton * Tiltonsville * Wintersville * Yorkville
Brilliant * East Springfield * Greentown * Hammondsville * Hopewell * New Somerset
Piney Fork * Rush Run * Weems * Wolf Run
Brush Creek * Cross Creek * Island Creek * Knox * Mount Pleasant
Ross * Salem * Saline * Smithfield * Springfield * Steubenville *
Warren * Wayne * Wells
Jefferson County Data
Church Histories / Records
Sep 2014: bios for CAMPBELL, DRAKE, HALL, RODGERS, WILHELM, SHARON, SHOEMAKER, WALTER, WALL
March 2014: obit for EMFIELD, SUTHERLAND; 1883 Pensioners
Sept 2013: GLOVER, MCCONNELL bios; 1840 Census of Pensioners; Early Marriage Records
July 2013: BOZMAN obit
May 2013: Newspaper story re: MALEY and SHEETS
Dec 2012: Rev. War soldiers who lived in Jefferson Co.
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