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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


Jefferson County Data

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Website Updates:
July 2015:  bios for COPELAND, CROSKEY, GLOVER.  Obit for COYLE;  Marriage announcement for NESSLEY-NORTON
Dec 2014: bio for MANSON
Sep 2014: bios for CAMPBELL, DRAKE, HALL, RODGERS, WILHELM, SHARON, SHOEMAKER, WALTER, WALL
March 2014: obit for EMFIELD, SUTHERLAND; 1883 Pensioners
Sept 2013: GLOVER, MCCONNELLbios; 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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