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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
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May 2018: Pension Record for CUNNINGHAM, MANSON bio; marriage notice: POWELL - BRADBURY
Apr 2018: crime news for WEEMS, COLLINS
Mar 2018: Gossip news for POWERS, JOHNSTON, DAVIS. Biography for EASTERDAY. Sicklist news for CHALFANT. Crime news for BUCHINGHAM, LEGGET. Marriage announcements for SPRINGER - LESLIE, CURFMAN - CORNS, THORNBERRY-MURRAY, MORGAN-FOULK. Party news for FERGUSON 50th anniversary
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