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County Information
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.
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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 abandoned fort.

(source: wikipedia.org)

Market Street in Steubenville, OH
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

Other Communities

Brilliant * East Springfield * Greentown * Hammondsville * Hopewell * New Somerset
Piney Fork * Rush Run * Weems * Wolf Run

Townships
Brush Creek * Cross Creek * Island Creek * Knox * Mount Pleasant
Ross * Salem * Saline * Smithfield * Springfield * Steubenville *
Warren * Wayne * Wells


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Website Updates:
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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