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WELCOME Belmont County Oﬃcial Visitors Guide
Belmont County, located in Appalachia, Ohio, is a place where you can find courtesy, kindness and hospitality. We invite you to visit our charming communities and inspiring locations, where adventure is waiting just for you. If you are traveling across country or just a few miles, Belmont County is a great stop. Enjoy our historic landmarks, the stunning landscape and everything in between. Whether you are visiting or a resident, we are happy to have you here. The staff at Belmont County Tourism continues to welcome and help visitors seeking direction, a place to dine, or something fun to do. No matter what the request, we are grateful for the opportunity to assist you. Welcome Welcome to Belmont County ...........................................................03 Communities of Belmont County ....................................................04
This Way to Fun & Free in Belmont County ..............32 Fun For All Shop • Play • Stay .............................................................................34
Museums & Historical Landmarks...................................................08
Group and Leisure Tours .................................................36 Lodging
Historic Landmarks of Belmont County ....................10
Sleep Safe and Sound .......................................................................38
Barn Art ..........................................................................................13 Scenic Byways..................................................................................14
Good Eats and Sweet Treats
Events Bringing Us Together In Belmont County ........................................16
Specialty Shops ....................................................................47 Worship
Parks & Recreation
Belmont Offers Nearly 100 Places to Worship ..................................48
State Parks • Local Parks • Camping • Swimming • Trails • Fitness ..22
Points of Interest Map .....................................................26 Outdoor Recreation in Belmont County.....................30
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Be Our Guest ..................................................................................44
Surrounding Convention & Visitors Bureaus ........50 facebook.com/belmontcountytourism
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Communities of Belmont County Barnesville
The village of Barnesville is located in Belmont County, Ohio, United States. It is located in the central portion of Warren Township in the western side of Belmont County and is part of the Wheeling, West Virginia Metropolitan Statistical Area. The town was named after James Barnes, who was the first settler. Total Area: of 1.95 square miles (5.05 km2) Water: 0.01 square miles (0.03 km2)
Land: 1.94 square miles (5.02 km2) Elevation: 1,270 ft. (387m) Population: 1,140
* Barnesville is home to Isaac Parker, the hanging judge. He served as judge here in Belmont County then served as judge at Fort Smith Arkansas in the late 1800s where he sentenced 160 people to hang (Only 79 were actually executed. The rest died in incarceration, appealed, or were pardoned).
Bellaire is a village along the Ohio River. Wheeling, West Virginia is across the river to the east. The first big boost for growth came with the construction of the Central Ohio Railway in 1853, later absorbed by the Baltimore and Ohio, and the Stone Viaduct Bridge (opened in 1871) that carried it to Wheeling, West Virginia. The town was renamed Bellaire by the railroad company. * The Bellaire toll bridge (now abandoned & closed) was filmed in the 1991 motion picture The Silence of the Lambs. Total Area: 1.68 square miles (4.35 km2) Land: 1.65 square miles (4.27 km2) * The curved railroad viaduct and bridge over the Ohio, the B & O Water: 0.03 square miles (0.08 km2) Elevation: 666 ft. (203 m) Population: 4,278 Railroad Viaduct, were featured in the 2010 film Unstoppable and is a registered historic structure.
With just under 500 residents, Belmont, Ohio, is located three miles south of Interstate 70 in eastern Ohio. It’s a place where you still see kids riding bicycles and adults walking through the neighborhoods. It’s a place where neighbors help neighbors. Originally named Wrightstown, Belmont has a rich history dating back to 1808. Next time you’re traveling State Route 147 through town, stop by the mill, which has been in the same family since 1900. The Village of Belmont has 0.27 square miles 0.70 km2), of which, 0.27 square miles (0.70 km2) is land and 0 square miles (0 km2) is water. Population of 453. Total Area: 0.27 sq mi (0.70 km2) Water: 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Land: 0.27 sq mi (0.70 km2) Elevation: 1,191 ft (363 m)
* Belmont was the home of the late Harley Warrick, the man who was responsible for painting many of the Mail Pouch Tobacco barns. * Belmont was also once considered for the county seat because of its central location and being located on the National Road. Rumor has it that they changed their name to Belmont in hopes of securing the seat.
The village of Bethesda is located in the western portion of Belmont County and is home to approximately 1400 residents. Epworth Park is in the heart of the town, which hosts the Chautauqua Days Festival in July. Total Area: 0.64 square miles (1.66 km2) Water: 0.02 square miles (0.05 km2)
Land: 0.62 square miles (1.61 km2) Elevation:1,220 ft. (372 m)
* Bethesda has had three names: Burrs Mills, Fairmount, and Bethesda. When the railroad reached the village in 1852, the Central Ohio Railroad built a station and named it Burr’s Mills in honor of Merrick S. Burr, who operated a sawmill in the area. In 1855, Burr laid out a village which he called Fairmount because of its high and beautiful location.
Bridgeport is a village that lies across the Ohio River from Wheeling, West Virginia, and is connected by two bridges, one to Wheeling Island and one to Wheeling, West Virginia across the Ohio River. Total Area:1.38 square miles (3.57 km2) Water: 0.01 square miles (0.03 km2)
Land: 1.37 square miles (3.55 km2) Elevation: 656 ft. (200 m) Population: 1,831
* Bridgeport is the hometown of Bobby Douglas, Olympic wrestler and John Havlicek, Hall of Fame basketball great for Ohio State and Boston Celtics; member of OSU's 1960 championship team and Boston Celtics 1960's NBA championship dynasty.
Brookside is a village located in eastern Ohio close to the Ohio River. Brookside is incorporated. As of the census of 2010, there were 632 people, 282 households, and 193 families residing in the village. Total Area: 0.18 square miles (0.46 km2) Water: 0.00 square miles (0.01 km2)
Land: 0.17 square miles (0.45 km2) Elevation: 659 ft. (201 m) Population: 632
Colerain, although unincorporated, has a post office, with the ZIP code of 43916. It lies along U.S. Route 250. It is located on the county’s north-east border. Colerain was originally built up chiefly by Quakers from North Carolina and Virginia, who left those states due to their opposition to slavery. Total Area: 25.0 sq mi (64.7 km2) Water: 0.2 sq mi (0.4 km2)
Land: 24.8 sq mi (64.3 km2) Elevation: 1,109 ft (338 m)
* The community was named after Coleraine, Northern Ireland, the ancestral home of a share of the first settlers. A post office called Colerain was established in 1825, and remained in operation until 1907.
Flushing is a village in Belmont County platted in 1813 and incorporated in 1849. Flushing was laid out by Jesse Foulke, who named the town. He taught the first school and kept the first store. In the early 1900’s it was a “boom town” because the Cleveland, Lorain and Wheeling Railway entrance into the southwest end of town made the small coal mines that dotted the area into commercial ventures with the railway shipping out their coal. Total Area: 0.61 sq mi (1.59 km2) Water: 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Land: 0.61 sq mi (1.59 km2) Elevation: 1,283 ft (391 m)
* Home of the Underground Railroad Museum.
Martins Ferry is a city in Belmont County. It enjoys the honor of being the oldest settlement in the state of Ohio, having been settled at least as early as 1779. The community was a westward extension of the city of Wheeling, Virginia (now West Virginia). Directly across the river lies the city of Wheeling, West Virginia, and just miles to the east is the Pennsylvania state line. The city of Columbus, Ohio, is 125 miles to the west, and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, is 59 miles northeast of the city. On the southern end of town, Martins Ferry is directly connected to the village of Bridgeport. Total Area: 2.33 square miles (6.03 km2) Water: 0.00 square miles (0.00 km2)
Land: 2.33 square miles (6.03 km2) Elevation: 709 ft. (216 m)
* Martins Ferry was the birth place of James Wright - Pulitzer Prize winning poet and author. One of Wright’s most celebrated poems captures some of the nuances of his hometown, titled "Autumn Begins in Martins Ferry, Ohio".
Morristown is a village in Belmont Co. located about half a mile south of I-70 and with the closest Mile Marker being 208. Morristown's Main Street is the original US 40. The village of Morristown was platted in 1802 and is considered one of the best preserved examples of a National Pike Town. Its historic homes and buildings date from the early to mid 1800s and feature some of the more common architectural styles found along the National Road, the nation’s first federally-funded highway. To learn more, log onto www.morristownohio.org or write: Morristown Historic Preservation Association, P. O. Box 102, Morristown, OH 43759. Total Area: 0.63 square miles (1.63 km2)
Land: 0.51 square miles (1.32 km2) Elevation: 1,266 ft. (386 m)
* Older than the state of Ohio, Morristown was founded April 14, 1802. Population: 303
Powhatan Point is a village in Belmont Co. situated along the Ohio River. Total Area: 1.63 square miles (4.22 km2) Water: 0.16 square miles (0.41 km2)
Land: 1.47 square miles (3.81 km2) Elevation: 682 ft. (208 m)
* While “Powhatan” likely memorializes the Native-American tribe of the same name, the “Point” in the town’s name refers to the confluence between the Captina Creek and the Ohio River. Powhatan Point is the closest town on the Ohio side of Captina Island in the Ohio River. * Home of Christmas in the Village of Powhatan held each November.
Shadyside is a village situated along the Ohio River with Route 7 boardering it. The village was named after a local tree-lined farm. Total Area:1.03 square miles (2.67 km2) Water: 0.02 square miles (0.05 km2)
Land: 1.01 square miles (2.62 km2) Elevation: 689 ft. (210 m)
* Katherine M. Nameth Crumbley, of Shadyside, became quite a celebrity, being elected a female sheriff in a general election with opposition. She was invited and appeared on the Johnny Carson Show, Hee Haw and the Mike Douglas show, just to mention a few.
The city of St. Clairsville, originally known as Newellstown, is the county seat of Belmont County. The seat of justice of Belmont County was originally known as Newellstown, and nicknamed “Paradise on the Hill”. The Official Belmont Co. Seal, designed by county native Michael A. Massa, features 13 stars, denoting that the county was the 13th parcel to have originally been incorporated into what was the US Northwest Territory. Total Area: 2.44 square miles (6.32 km2) Water: 0.02 square miles (0.05 km2)
Land: 2.42 square miles (6.27 km2) Elevation: 1,273 ft. (388 m)
* John Ferren was a photographer for St. Clairsville and founder of Ferren Studios, the oldest business in town still operating.
Yorkville is a village in Belmont and Jefferson counties. The village lies within two Metropolitan Statistical Areas; the Belmont County. portion is part of the Wheeling, WV-OH Metropolitan Statistical Area, while the Jefferson County portion of the village is part of the Weirton-Steubenville, WV-OH Metropolitan Statistical Area. Total Area: 0.60 square miles (1.55 km2) Land: 0.59 sq mi (1.53 km2) Water: 0.01 sq mi (0.02 km2)
* Yorkville was a key strategic territory where some of Washington’s Continental Army was stationed.
ATTRACTIONS Museums & Historical Landmarks • Barn Art • Scenic Byways
Barnesville B&O Railroad Depot 300 East Church St., Barnesville, OH 43713. The depot was opened in 1916 and was the site of many village events, including troop send-offs during World War I, World War II, and the Korean War. A walking trail is also being developed. Barnesville Historic District Barnesville was first “laid out” in 1808 by James Barnes, who had travelled to the area hoping to create a new Quaker settlement in a rural setting. He found rolling landscape along a Drovers’ road ideal for a site and soon platted out lots and roads for his new town. Blaine Bridge Ohio’s oldest bridge. 1828 Blaine Bridge, Enjoy your walk on Ohio’s Official Bicentennial Bridge. Black Horse Inn 203 Cross St., Morristown, OH 43759. Black Horse Inn may be Morristown’s most famous landmark. Erected around 1807 as a smaller structure, additions came later along the years. Concord Quaker Meeting House Negus Rd., Township #456 Colerain, OH. The meeting house was built in 1813 and remodeled in 1863 and 1898. It has three thick brick walls original wooden pegged benches. On the Ohio National Historical Register. Epworth Park 211 Virginia St., Bethesda, OH 43719. The Epworth Park Cottage Owners Association invites you to visit historic Epworth Park. The park continues to instill the peace and serenity which offers an escape from the fast-paced lifestyle that we know today. Great Stone Viaduct Bellaire, OH 43906. The Great Stone Viaduct serves as the western approach to the former Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Bridge spanning the Ohio River. Great Western Schoolhouse 45101 National Rd., St. Clairsville, OH 43950. The one room ocated just west of St. Clairsville in Belmont County on Ohio University’s Eastern Campus. It was built in 1870 by the Clark Construction Company. The bricks for the school were hand-kilned from clay taken from the banks of the farm pond located at the bottom of the hill from the school. 2020 marked the school’s 150th anniversary. Historic Churches Walking Tour Martins Ferry, OH 43935. Eight churches of various religions can be found along 4th & 5th Streets, Walnut, Locust and Clay located in Martins Ferry, Ohio. Lentz Tavern 55101 National Rd. W., St. Clairsville, OH 43950. The Brick Tavern, also known as the “Brick Tavern House,” “The Tavern Stand,” and “Lentz Tavern” is a Greek Revival example of a roadside inn built circa 1828 by Samuel Robinson. This tavern is one of a handful of known structures still standing along the National Road. The Brick Tavern was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1995. Ownership changed several times and in 1855 Simon Lentz operated the inn. The title remained in the Lentz family through 1886. 8
Morristown Historic District The Village of Morristown was platted by Jonathan Zane and William Chapline in 1802 and named for an early settler and innkeeper, Duncan Morrison. The National Road, the major overland route to the West in the second quarter of the nineteenth century was the crucial factor in Morristown’s development. Plummer House 62004 West Tacoma Rd., Barnesville, OH 43713. This land was purchased in 1801 by Abraham Plummer. This house was an important source of income for early settlers as drovers stopped and spent the night often. Shaeffer Campbell Covered Bridge 45425 National Rd. W., St. Clairsville, OH 43950. The Bridge stands east of the Ohio University Eastern Campus, I-70 Exit 213, overlooking a pond. It was originally built in 1891 in Fairfield County. Rescued from destruction in the late 1960’s, it was reconstructed on the present site in 1975. St. Clairsville Historic District The community was founded in 1796 and was originally named Newellstown in honor of its founder, David Newell. According to reports, Newell in 1802 renamed the town in honor of his cousin General Arthur St. Clair, who was the first governor of the Northwest Territory, a confidant of George Washington, and President of the First Continental Congress. Stillwater Meeting House 61826 Sandy Ridge Rd., Barnesville, OH. The plain federal style brick building seats 1,500. It was built in 1878 to house the Ohio Yearly Meeting of Conservative Friends. The building contains a Quaker Heritage Museum. Open by appointment. Stratton Flour Mill 110 Mill Rd., Flushing, OH 43977. The Stratton Flour Mill served the Ohio Valley for more than 85 years, producing the finest bread and pastry flours and one of the first self-rising pancake flours, for which the Mill became famous. Today, the Mill is being restored to its appearance in 1902, and to the power source introduced in 1937, a 50 horsepower Buckeye diesel engine. Walnut Grove Cemetery North 4th St.,Martins Ferry, OH 43935. Dating from 1795, the cemetery is Martins Ferry’s oldest pioneer landmark. It is the resting place of the Zane and Martin families.
Stratton Flour Mill
Bellaire Toy & Plastic Brick Museum 4597 Noble St., Bellaire, OH 43906. The museum houses the largest private collection of Lego toys and the imaginative world they can create on three floors. See the collection of more than four million bricks creating three dimensional mosaics that have turned a simple child’s toy into works of art. Call 740-671-8890 for hours. https://www.facebook. com/THE-Bellaire-Toy-and-Plastic-Brick-Museum.
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Tri-State Military Veterans Museum 101 E. Barrister St., Belmont, OH 43718. The Tri-State Military Veterans Museum is the home of artifacts and history pertaining to the service provided by veterans from Belmont County and surrounding areas. www.bcmvm.org. Belmont County Victorian Mansion Museum 532 N. Chestnut St., Barnesville, OH 43713. Award-winning and built in the 1800’s is this 26-room mansion of elegance. Superbly carved oak fretwork, butternut and hand-carved wood mantels are just a few of the finely crafted features inside. http:// belmontcountymuseum.com. National Imperial Glass Museum 3200 Belmont St., Bellaire, OH 43906. Dedicated to preserving the history of the Imperial Glass Corp, paying tribute to its employees, educating the public and providing research opportunities, NIGM is a “must visit” for glass enthusiasts. Imperial was one of the largest handcrafted glass companies in America and was located at Imperial Plaza on Belmont St. Admission. Gift Shop. Handicapped accessible. Visit website for more information. http://www.imperialglass.org/site/museum.htm. Sedgwick House Museum 627 Hanover St., Martins Ferry, OH 43935. Contains materials pertaining to the area in and surrounding Martins Ferry. martinsferry.org. Belmont County Heritage Museum 101 E. Main St., St. Clairsville, OH. This 1880’s former Sheriff ’s Residence is a museum to the county. Once housing each sheriff and his family, it is now home to artifacts and pictures telling the history of the many communities throughout Belmont County. Underground Railroad Museum 121 High St., Flushing, OH 43977, Features an extensive collection of publications, books, memorabilia and other articles. The exhibits portray what is known about slavery and the Underground Railroad in Ohio, and presents an understanding of the culture in the 1800’s. www.ugrrf.org. Watt Center for History & the Arts 400 North St., Barnesville, OH, Rt. 800 S., left at first light onto Church St. to where Mulberry St. intersects with Watt Ave., turn left. The original office building of the Watt Car and Wheel Company. Exhibits including coal history, business, industry and agriculture. http:www.barnesvilleohio.com/watt.htm.
The National Imperial Glass Collectors’ Society, through its Museum, is dedicated to preserving the history of the Imperial Glass Corp. by honoring its employees and providing education and research opportunities. For 80 yrs, Imperial was one of the largest handcrafted glass companies in America. The Museum is a “must visit” for glass enthusiasts. Witness an extensive array of Imperial Glass (Candlewick, Cape Cod, carnival, slag, & more) created from 1904 to 1984 along with related exhibits. One can peruse many photographs of former employees (at work, group pictures, & portraits), the “Big I” factory, and scenes of Bellaire Ohio, Imperial’s home for those 80 yrs. A visitor may also envision the incredible talent of the mould makers and their meticulous work at the mould maker’s bench—an exhibit constructed by Island Mould & Machine of Wheeling, WV. Alongside that exhibit rest some of the tools use by the glassworkers. For sale in the gift shop is a modest selection of genuine Imperial Glass. A visitor might find that perfect and unique gift, an entire set of goblets or other stemware, or that one piece needed to fill out a collection. Both the Museum and Gift Shop are easily accessible at sidewalk level. Plenty of street parking is available adjacent to the building both on Belmont Street and 32nd Street.
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Historic Landmarks of Belmont County Old Places Matter B
elmont County is the home of many historic sites where pieces of social, political, military, and or cultural history have been preserved due to their cultural heritage value. The area has many places that represent its strong roots and rich history. These landmarks preserve the stories of the area. There are 27 properties and areas listed on the National Register in the county, including one National Historic Landmark. The city of Martins Ferry is the oldest settlement in Belmont County as well as Ohio, having been settled at least as early as 1779. It was surveyed by Absalom Martin in November of 1787. His son, Ebenezer Martin, was responsible for much of the growth of the settlement. The city’s oldest pioneer landmark is Walnut Grove Cemetery. Dating from 1795, the cemetery is the resting place of the Zane and Martin families, as well as veterans dating from the Revolutionary War. A veteran of the Mexican War is buried there, with the date on the stone being 1849.
In 1826 Concord Monthly Meetinghouse had 279 members. The building eventually was reduced in size because of the difficulty in heating and smaller attendance due to westward migration. In 1911 Concord reported only 21 resident members. A group of descendants has restored the building which includes three-bricks-thick walls, and the original wooden pegged benches. The building is on both the Ohio and National Historical Registers. Quaker Josiah Fox, Father of the U.S. Navy is buried in the adjoining cemetery to the building. He helped design the SS Constitution (“Old Ironsides”) and her sister ships the United States, Constellation, Congress, and President. The U.S. Navy placed a bronze plaque listing the ships he designed on his grave in 1976.
When Captain Absalom Martin died in January, 1802, at the age of 43, he was buried in the upper end of a fine stand of black walnut trees on a bluff overlooking his farm on the bottomland beside the Ohio River. When his young son, Ebenezer, grew up and took over management of the farm, he continued to use that spot as a private burying ground for his relatives. However, the town he founded in 1835 had no public cemetery, so he surrounded the family area with a wall, and allowed the townspeople to bury in the open spaces of the grove.
Just south of Martins Ferry and located along the Ohio River in Bellaire, Ohio is The Great Stone Viaduct. This impressive structure is a reminder of the great days of railroad transportation in the area. Construction on the bridge began in 1870 at Union Street, as an Ohio approach to the railroad bridge spanning the Ohio River and the entire bridge span connecting Ohio to West Virginia. The structure opened to rail traffic in June 1871. Jointly constructed by the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad and the Central Ohio Railroad, its sandstone piers rise in varying heights above the streets, from which are placed 43 stone arches supported by 37 ring stones, intended to symbolize a united Union consisting of 37 states. Placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1976, this Ohio River crossing became known as the “Great Shortline to the West.” The bridge was featured in the 2010 film Unstoppable starring Denzel Washington.
Originally, Walnut Grove was 20 acres and contained around 100 trees. A tornado hit Walnut Grove in 1887 and only 17 trees were left standing. Today, it consists of one acre. Ebenezer and Minerva Zane Martin sold the cemetery’s land to the town of Martins Ferry in 1866 for $100.
Numerous taverns were constructed in the Belmont County area along the Historic National Road. The road saw its golden years between 1825 and 1845. However, the coming of railroads later in the century relegated the road to a farm track and its businesses and towns were reduced to serving only local needs.
The Betty Zane statue, at the entrance of the cemetery, is a reminder of the heroine of the last battle of Fort Henry. She was named the foremost American heroine by President Theodore Roosevelt for her famous run for gunpowder to save Fort Henry. The monument was financed by Martins Ferry school children and dedicated in 1928, a century after her death. The cemetery also contains a Civil War cannon used by the Confederate forces. A historical marker was dedicated there in 1999.
The Lentz Tavern, also known as the “Brick Tavern House” and “The Tavern Stand,” is a Greek Revival example of a roadside inn built circa 1828 by Samuel Robinson. This tavern is one of a handful of known structures still standing along the National Road. Although it fell into dilapidation during the late twentieth century, it was named a historic site in 1995.
Just on the outskirts of Martins Ferry, you will find The Concord Quaker Meetinghouse. Located in Colerain and built in 1813, this location held the first Quaker meeting in the Northwest Territory.
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Another historic tavern on the National Road is the Black Horse Inn. It stands above the many historically significant buildings in Morristown.
From its beginnings as the third stagecoach stop from Wheeling, Morristown prospered from the trade that came along with it, the Black Horse has been a factor in the lives of villagers and travelers alike. The Black Horse had humble beginnings as a small, frame structure built in 1807 by Duncan Morrison, an early settler, Justice of the Peace, and innkeeper for whom Morristown is named. In 1836, William Swaney built the brick edifice onto the existing frame. As the third stagecoach stop from Wheeling, Morristown prospered from the trade that came along that and the Black Horse was there, known during those years by names like the Horner House, Wright Hotel, Lippencott Hotel, and Union Hotel. By the mid-20th century, the Black Horse Inn no longer welcomed overnight guests. It then became an apartment building, then a nursing home and finally a banquet facility. Also, along the Historic National Road, is Ohio’s Official Bicentennial Bridge and Ohio’s oldest bridge and longest “S” bridge. The Blaine Bridge was constructed in 1828. The land it is on has been a major North American transportation artery since Native Americans used it as a footpath, Ebenezer Zane blazed it as a trail, General Braddock marched troops through it in the American Revolution, and WWI convoys carried men and supplies over it. The Roman-style stone bridge is 345 feet long and rises at a 6.3% incline going east to west, to a 500-foot climb to the top of the hill. Its arches are 25 feet, 35 feet, and 45 feet in length, and were originally earthen filled. The “s” shape was designed for structural strength over the strong currents of Wheeling Creek. It is the largest and last remaining structure of its kind on the entire six-state Historic National Road system. The downtown St. Clairsville Historic District is also listed on the National Register. The downtown area features 37 buildings that are significant for historical and/or architectural reasons. From the county courthouse to the home of abolitionist Benjamin Lundy, the history and beauty of these buildings are significant. The community was founded in 1796 and was originally named Newellstown in honor of its founder, David Newell. In 1802 Newell renamed the town in honor of his cousin General Arthur St. Clair, who was the first governor of the Northwest Territory, a confidant of George Washington, and President of the First Continental Congress. Founded in 1802 as St. Clairsville, it had 400 residents at the time of its incorporation in 1807. On this walking tour you will find buildings in a variety of architectural styles from Federal to Art Deco and a little of everything else in between.
The Great Western Schoolhouse
Just outside of St. Clairsville is the Shaeffer Campbell Covered Bridge. This structure stands east of the Ohio University Eastern Campus, overlooking a pond. It was originally built in 1891 in Fairfield County and rescued from destruction in the late 1960’s. It was reconstructed on the present site in 1975. It is closely situated by the Great Western Schoolhouse, located five miles west of the courthouse on the north side of the National Road. The one-room school was built by the Clark Construction Company in 1870. The school remained in use until 1952. The National Trail Chapter #348 of International Questers restored the building in 1976 as a Bicentennial project. The Quester Chapter continues to maintain the school and provides tours and educational classes to visitors throughout the year. If the flag is flying, guests are welcome to “come and sit a spell” and hear the history and numerous stories of this one-room school. It is on the National Register of Historic Places. Located in the west of the county is the historic Epworth Park. This area was established in 1870 in Bethesda as a Methodist Campground, a place for spiritual fellowship, instruction, and renewal.
The popularity of the camp meetings that drew as many as 15,000 people each summer, led to the construction of cottages from 1870 to 1900. The park’s amphitheater and a lake were built then, as was a hotel (now gone). In the early 1900’s, the Camp Meetings were replaced by the Chautauqua movement, a huge, national movement which began at the Methodist retreat in Lake Chautauqua, New York. The Chautauqua assemblies were grand affairs, attracting the most famous actors, musicians, and lecturers of the time. Today, the park celebrates the Chautauqua Homecoming during the second full weekend in July. Concerts are also held throughout the summer in the open-air, covered auditorium. The park continues to instill the peace and serenity which offers an escape from the fast-paced lifestyle that we know today. Nestled among the grove of majestic oak trees are 61, privately owned, Victorian cottages that invite you to walk in the footsteps of our ancestors, and to experience the happiness of days gone by. And continuing to the western border of the county are a number of historic landmarks. One is the Barnesville’s B&O Railroad Depot, at 300 E. Church St. This is the last remaining train station on the Baltimore and Ohio’s Pittsburgh-Columbus main line in Belmont County. The building was placed on the National Register of Historic Places on August 8, 1985. The depot is built in a federal style with Spanish Mission elements. The buff red brick building is surrounded by a brick road leading uphill to Church Street. The design of the depot reflects many others built by the B&O Railroad during the early 1900s. A museum is located inside and a caboose and Roby Cigar Museum building are also located on the grounds. The Stillwater Meeting House, located on the campus of the Olney Friends Boarding School is also located in Barnesville. Built in 1878
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to house the Ohio Yearly Meeting of Conservative Friends, it was established as a result of the great tide of Quaker migration which swept up from the southern states after 1800 as Quakers sought to raise their children in new lands free from the evils of slavery. Robert Plummer and his son’s family reached Warren Township by 1801. By 1803, enough Quakers had joined them so that a year later a log meeting house was built on part of a 10-acre plot purchased for $40. It is thought to have been the first church in the township. Meetings for worship have been regularly held in this spot from 1804 to the present. The name “Stillwater” was probably chosen because the earliest Friends settled near the headwaters of a stream and the present meetinghouse is on high ground just beyond it. In 1808 Stillwater was elevated to the status of “monthly” meeting. This was the year that Barnesville, until then a wilderness, was laid out and its lots offered for sale by James Barnes, a Quaker. The members of the Ohio Yearly Meeting built the current structure in 90 days for $9,000. Like most old meeting houses, it is divided into two identical parts, one side for the women, and one side for the men. The building, on the National Register of Historic Places, contains a Quaker Heritage Museum. This article shares just a few of the many destinations that represents the history and heritage of Belmont County. The preservation of these is a one-way street. There is no chance to renovate or to save these historic sites once they are gone. And, Belmont County values the strong roots that these locations represent. For more information about the historic landmarks and other attractions and events in Belmont County, call 740-695-4359 or visit us at www.visitbelmontcounty.com.
Barn Art The beautiful farms on the rolling hills of Belmont County will leave you breathless every time.
Overall Sam (Simpson Barn) GPS Coordinates - 81.05940315, 40.00867368 44244 Belmont-Centerville Rd. • Belmont, OH Located on the north side of SR 147, just north of the intersection with Chapel Hill Rd. (CR 78). Steadfast Steed (Ashby Barn) GPS Coordinates: - 80.98387537, 39.98959057 45321 Belmont-Centerville Rd. (SR 147) Belmont, OH Located on the north side of SR 147, approximately .7 mile west of the intersection with SR 9. Lovebirds (Ebbert Barn) GPS Coordinates: - 81.05940315, 39.96726765 60400 Hunter-Belmont Rd. (CR 86) Bethesda, OH Located at a bend in the road 1/10 of a mile north of Pleasant Ridge Rd., just south of Twp. Rd. 192, the Lovebirds can only be seen while traveling north. Little Red Schoolhouse (Martin Barn) GPS Coordinates: - 81.08382363, 39.9687785 60310 S. 26 Rd. (CR 26) Bethesda, OH Located just south of Everett Turner Dory Miller Rd. (Twp. 192) Land of the Free GPS Coordinates: - 81.12408555, 40.00204893 37850 Barnesville-Bethesda Rd. (SR 147) Bethesda, OH Located on the south side of 147 halfway between Barnesville and Bethesda, just east of CR 100. Best seen traveling east. Tractor GPS Coordinates: - 80.89212418, 40.02652419 65020 Glencoe Rd. (CR 5) Glencoe, OH Hidden behind construction equipment, the Tractor is easily missed. It is located on the east side of the road approximately 1 ¼ miles north of the intersection of CR 5 & SR 149 in Glencoe. Guitars (Valleyview Campground Barn) GPS Coordinates: -81.01635222, 40.07147649 43263 National Rd. (SR 40) Belmont, OH The Guitars can be found at the location of the Blame My Roots music festival at the Valley View Campgrounds on the historic National Rd., SR 40 between Lloydsville and Morristown. Ohio Bicentennial Barn (Perkins Barn) 70, Exit 208 GPS Coordinates: - 81.04749553, 40.05035775
65975 Belmont-Morristown Rd (SR 149), Belmont, OH Located just before Barkcamp Park Rd. on the east side of SR 149, .65 mile south of I-70, Exit 208. Flying Geese (Hogue Barn) GPS Coordinates: - 81.046226, 40.027492 The Flying Geese can be seen looking up the hill to the south from Bethesda Belmont Rd. (SR 147) just between the Belmont corporation limits and SR 149. Buckeye Barn (Raynes Barn) formerly Truax Farm
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GPS Coordinates: - 81.07264609, 39.91610212
56480 New Castle Rd (SR 26), Somerton, OH Located just south of intersection with Mt. Horeb Rd (Twp 521). John Deere GPS Coordinates: - 81.11372266, 39.91955214 56718 Stumptown Rd. (CR 102), Somerton, OH Located approximately one mile south of intersection with New Castle Rd (SR 26). Feathered Star (Kurtz Barn) GPS Coordinates: - 81.14390589, 39.91519686 56440 Somerton Hwy (SR 800), Somerton, OH Located approximately .75 mile north of Somerton on the west side of the SR 800.
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SCENIC BYWAYS Enjoy the beautiful landscape of Belmont County when traveling its scenic byways.
Scenic Byways Belmont County is the only county in the state with a total of three official Ohio Byways: The Drovers’ Trail along Ohio 147 and 800, Historic National Road, and the Ohio River Scenic Byway along Ohio 7.
HISTORIC NATIONAL ROAD LANDMARKS Old Segment Road • The 1828 Blaine Hill Bridge • St. Clairsville National Register Historic District • Great Western School House • Brick Tavern • Morristown National Register Historic District • Hendrysburg Clark House • Gateway Sign • Spanish Revival Service Station • McGonigal Tourist Home • Blaine Hill Viaduct • “Big Hill” • Hillside Motel and Plaza Motel • Ebbert Farm Market • The Boroff House • Benjamin Lundy House • Belmont County Courthouse • Claredon Hotel • Lighthouse Inn • Vine Yard School • Twin Pines Motel • Brick Tavern/Lentz Tavern • Egypt Valley Wildlife Area
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http://www.ohionationalroad.org/resources Historic National Road, the first federally funded road, has been designated an All-American Road by the Federal Highway Administration, which administers the National Scenic Byways Program.
The Drovers’ Trail Scenic Byway is located in Belmont County, following State Route 800 between Hendrysburg and Barnesville and State Route 147 from Barnesville to Bellaire.
http://ohioriverscenicbyway.org The Ohio River Scenic Byway spans 14 diverse Appalachian Counties in eastern and southern Ohio. Along its 452 mile stretch you will find an appreciation for history, resources, diversity and natural beauty.
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Before the modern freeway, the National Road was the gateway to the west, a route over which flowed commerce and settlers. Be sure to join us for the National Road Yard Sale (June 2-6) and the National Pike Wagon Train (June 5-6) as we celebrate the history of transportation along Historic Route 40. For details on this and other events Belmont County has to offer, see our event calendar on page 38 or visit www.visitbelmontcounty.com.
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POINTS OF INTEREST ON THE OHIO RIVER SCENIC BYWAY Bellaire
NATIONAL IMPERIAL GLASS MUSEUM
SEDGWICK HOUSE MUSEUM
POWHATAN POINT MARINA
http://www.imperialglass.org 3200 Belmont Street • Bellaire, OH 43906 (St. Rt. 7 to 26th St. exit. North on Belmont St. to 32nd.)
http://www.martinsferry.org 627 Hanover St • Martins Ferry, OH 43935
Powhatan Point, OH 43942
GREAT STONE VIADUCT
http://www.greatstoneviaduct.org/ 31st Street • Bellaire, OH 43906
WALNUT GROVE CEMETERY
N Fourth St • Martins Ferry, OH 43935 (Rt. 7 N., Hanover St. exit, N. on 4th St.)
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EVENTS Bringing Us Together in Belmont County February
Great Stone Viaduct Winter Lecture Series www.facebook.com/GVSociety Facebook live broadcast on Wednesday evenings at 5:30 pm.
Bellaire Firefighters Festival - Bellaire Park www.facebook.com/Bellaire-Fire-Dept-311700362630 Formerly the Annual All-American Days Festival, the Bellaire Fire Fighters Festival offers amusements, bike and car show, food vendors and sidewalk sales, as well as live entertainment and fireworks. There’s something for everyone. The River Rat Race 5K will take place Saturday morning. Race, cornhole tournament, and bike and car show registration is available on facebook.
Brookside Park Commission Community Day www.facebook.com/ BrooksideParkDistrict9 This annual event offers amusements, entertainment, food vendors and sidewalk sales.
National Pike Wagon Train 740-695-4359 The National Pike Wagon Train is an annual activity sponsored by the Belmont Co. Tourism Council. The wagon master will lead horse drawn wagons along Rt 40 and country roads in Belmont County, drawing attention to a way of travel that was common along the original National Rd., the nation’s first federally-funded highway.
17th Annual Historic National Road Yard Sale 740-695-4359 Dawn to dusk from Bridgeport to Hendrysburg. Held along historic US 40 from Baltimore to St. Louis, this event features approximately 824 miles to look for bargains, antiques, fresh produce, furniture, etc.
Annual Bridgeport Rotary Day www.facebook.com/bridgeportrotary6690 This is a community festival hosted by the Bridgeport Rotary. The event celebrates the history and future of the community. The events include a youth baseball tournament, entertainment, and historical presentations.
Bobolink Bonanza www.BelmontSWCD.org • 740-526-0027 Dickinson Cattle Co., located at 35000 Muskrat Road, Barnesville, will host the next Bobolink Bonanza. The Bobolink Bonanza is sponsored by Belmont Soil and Water Conservation District and its volunteers, Dickinson Cattle Company, and Brooks Bird Club. At past events over 30 different bird species were recorded at the Dickinson Cattle Company, the largest ranch to breed longhorn cattle in the United States.
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Schuler Park, Main St. Flushing This community festival celebrates the heritage and history of Flushing. The event offers entertainment, food vendors, and more! The event is hosted by the Flushing Business Association and Community Project Group.
Martins Ferry Fire Dept. • 740-633-9150 Annual event celebrating the community’s history. Amusements, craft and food vendors, entertainment and much more!
Strawberry Festival Downtown Martins Ferry on 4th Street The Martins Ferry Lions Club will kick off the event with a Pancake Breakfast (featuring strawberry syrup). There will be an Art Show in Ohio Valley Lending by the Martins Ferry High School students; food trucks; entertainment; beer from High Tower Brewery; Craft and Vendor Fair; car show by Ohio Valley Street Survivors; and a coloring contest. There will also be a quilt show in the Library. Santa will make an appearance too! More info thru Project Forward on Facebook.
Shadyside Loop Festival For more information call: 740-676-5972 This annual event celebrates the heritage and history of the “loop”. It promotes community with vendors, amusements, entertainment, etc.
Beast of the East Baseball Tournament email@example.com • 304-281-0525 The largest baseball tournament in the country with over 160 teams. This tournament also offers an annual baseball showcase where participants perform for college coaches and professional baseball scouts showcasing their talent.
Annual Skyshow Martins Ferry Chamber Martins Ferry City Schools Campus • 740-633-2565 Annual Independence Day celebration with amusements, entertainment and food vendors. The evening ends with the traditional fireworks celebration!
Epworth Park Chautauqua Days & Bethesda Festival www.epworthpark.org This 2-day event celebrates the history of Epworth Park and encompasses crafters, concession stands, concerts, cottage tours, a parade 5K, and kid’s fishing tournament.
National Imperial Glass Collector’s Society Convention National Imperial Glass Museum 740-671-3971 The 44th Annual National Imperial Glass Collectors’ Convention is sponsored by the National Imperial Glass Collectors’ Society and profits benefit the National Imperial Glass Museum in Bellaire.
Barton Polka Fest 740-695-3029 Sponsored by Barton VFD this is the largest and oldest festival of its kind in a 60-mile radius. Enjoy a day of non-stop good music, good food, raffles and FUN!
Ohio River Festival www.BelmontSWCD.org • 740-526-0027 Belmont County Soil & Water Conservation District sponsors this second-annual event. Experience the wonderful resources that we have right here in Belmont County. There will be free boat rides, fishing demonstrations, boating safety, and displays on life under the waterline. Local vendors and food trucks are included.
72nd Holloway Old Timers Baseball Festival 421 E. Main St. Holloway This 72nd annual event celebrates the history of Holloway with an emphasis on baseball. The 3-day event includes food, music, games, rides, parade, and a Union Local Jets baseball game.
Barnesville Pumpkin Festival www.barnesvillepumpkinfestival.com • 740-425-2593 Always held during the last full weekend in September, the Festival includes four days of fun-filled contests, entertainment, tastes, sights, and sounds. Both adults and children will enjoy harvest inspired arts and crafts, home-style foods, entertainment on two stages, a giant weigh-in of champion pumpkins, lots of fun contests and the Giant Pumpkin Festival Parade on Saturday. There is plenty to see and do and, best of all, admission is free.
Belmont County Fair www.belmontcountyfair.org • 740-695-5059 The Belmont Co. Fair has been a family tradition since 1849. The Belmont Co. Agricultural Society invites you to come to the fair and celebrate the youth of our community as they share their goals and accomplishments. Showcasing youth’s best and providing amusements and entertainment. As our fairgrounds grow, we feel that there is no better place like ours to let your hair down, kick up your heels, and call this place home.
Belmont County Schools Staying Clean Car Show The 4th annual Belmont County Schools Staying Clean Car, Bike, and Truck Show will be held in the Ohio Valley Mall parking lot. It starts with registration, then the show and finally the judging. There will be music, food vendors, and a 50/50 drawing. Registration is $10 per vehicle. Registration is free for all student Drug Free Club members. Trophies will be awarded in multiple categories by independent judges. Two trophies will be awarded by the students in the club. Dash plaques will be given to the first 250 registrants. Free t-shirts will be given to the first 150 Student Drug Free Club Members. All proceeds benefit the Belmont County High Schools Drug Free Clubs to continue expanding this drug use prevention program to the grade schools. For more information call Jim 440-371-5580; John 740-391-0342; Glenn 724-858-6909 or Judge Frank 740-695-5470.
The Barkcamp Race www.thebarkcamprace.net The Barkcamp Race will feature a well-marked Ultra, Marathon and Half Marathon course throughout Barkcamp State Parkâ€™s trail system. The terrain promises lots of up and downs. The course will be marked with orange ribbons, arrows, and signs. They also have a 10K road race (walk or run).
Barkcamp Halloween Campout www.facebook.com/friendsofbarkcamp The Friends of Barkcamp host their 5th Annual Halloween Campout with trick-or-treating in the barn area and throughout the campground, costume judging, haunted trail, and judging for best decorated campsite. Roasted marshmallows will be available and hot dogs will be $1 each. Call the park office for more information.
Belmont County Rubberneck Tour www.visitbelmontcounty.com â€˘ 740-695-4359 Sponsored by the Belmont County Tourism Council, this free, drive-it-yourself tour will feature the Great Western Schoolhouse and other points of interest.
Magic of Christmas Tours www.belmontcountymuseum.com Enjoy this elegant, 26-room mansion spectacularly decorated for the holidays and experience the magic of Christmas! Please call 740-425-1457, 425-2228, or 740-695-0766 to schedule an appointment.
Christmas in the Village of Powhatan www.christmasinthevillageofpowhatan.net The annual event is proud of its quality entertainment, craft and food vendors, breakfast with Santa Claus, train rides, blow ups for kids, and much more! Family friendly event.
WinterFest in Martins Ferry www.ferryforward.org â€˘ 740-633-2862 This festival includes a skating rink for children, craft and food venders, beer garden, and of course Santa Claus. Join us as we celebrate the start of the Christmas Season.
Victorian Christmas Tea www.belmontcountymuseum.com To celebrate the Christmas Holidays we invite you, your family and friends to a Victorian Tea at the beautifully decorated Belmont County Victorian Mansion Museum located on Chestnut Street in Barnesville, OH. The fee is $20 per person which includes a museum tour. Reservations are required by callingÂ Â Judy at 740-695-0766 or Becky 740-425-2228.
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Belmont County Fair
45420 Roscoe Rd. • Richland Township, OH 43950 • (740) 695-5059 • www.belmontcountyfair.org The Belmont County Fair has been a family tradition since 1849. The Belmont County Agricultural Society invites you to come to the fair and celebrate the youth of our community as they share their goals and accomplishments. The fair showcases our youth’s best and provides amusements and entertainment that will give all thrill seekers something to get excited about. As our fairgrounds grow, we feel that there is no better place like ours to let your hair down, kick up your heels and call this place home. Come and enjoy a week of action packed fun! The first week after Labor Day, starting Wednesday.
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Barnesville Pumpkin Festival
113 W. Main Street • Barnesville, OH 43713 • (740) 425-2593 • www.barnesvillepumpkinfestival.com Founded by Barnesville resident Vernon Burkhart, the festival began in the fall of 1964 in the Assumption Catholic Church basement as the Barnesville Fall Fair. Burkhart’s inspiration for the event came from a trip through Tennessee with his wife in 1963 where they passed through a small town having a fall festival. The first three-day festival attracted over 3,000 people, offering the opportunity to see and to enjoy the many, many things that are grown on the beautiful acres of southeastern Ohio. It included Tom Rockwell’s 72-pound pumpkin, an entry that would set the stage for today’s huge production. This festival highlights an antique and classic car show, craft displays, farm machinery, hog calling, tall tales, pumpkins, food, quilt show, live music, family fun, and much more. Growers attempt to break the record pumpkin of 2,150 pounds! Pumpkin pie baking, pie eating, and pumpkin roll contests are also part of the festivities.
Victorian Mansion Museum 532 N. Chestnut Street Barnesville, Oh 43713
Hours: Fri., Sat. & Sun. 1-4pm www.barnesvilleohio.com/belmontcountymuseum 105 Hanover St. • Martins Ferry, OH 43935 email@example.com
Tours: $8 adults $2 youth 6-18. Tours year round by appt. Groups of ten or more reduced rate. Bus tours welcome. Museum & Gazebo available to rent. Teas/ Luncheons available for groups of ten or more $20 per person. Tour fee extra. Advance payment & reservations required.
appt., reservations, rentals or more info call: (740)425-1457, (740)425-2228, or (740)695-0766 or call the Museum at (740)425-2926 & leave a message.
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PARKS & RECREATION State Parks • Local Parks • Camping • Swimming • Trails • Fitness
BIKING The picturesque landscape of Belmont County makes for the perfect place to bike ride. Whether you prefer a trail ride through rugged woodlands or an asphalt bike trail, Belmont County has it! CAMPING With all the beauty that the outdoors of Belmont County has to offer, why not get away and enjoy! Camping is the perfect way to spend quality time with family and friends. Visit us and have some fun! WALKING TRAILS The scenic trails of Belmont County promise for a peaceful and relaxing walk.
FISHING Whether you’re fishing for Bluegill, Carp, Rock Bass, or other fish, you’ll be sure to hook a few in the waters of Belmont County. We offer many places to fish.
POOLS & SWIMMING If splashing around is what you fancy, Belmont County has an abundance of swim areas from hotels to camp grounds.
BIRD WATCHING The breathtaking scenery of Belmont County provides ample oportunities to spot fine feathered friends.
HIKING Trek some of the most beautiful trails in the area. Enjoy the breathtaking views along a lakeshore, or the towering foliage on our wooded trails.
PICNICS Recreational activities can leave you tired and hungry. Sit down and relax at one of many picnic areas from campgrounds to playgrounds in Belmont County.
GOLF A bad day of golf is better than a good day of work. Enjoy your day on a course in Belmont County.
CANOEING & KAYAKING Enjoy the waters of Belmont County! The Ohio River and lakes are great places to go canoeing and kayaking.
PLAYGROUNDS Take the kids to the playground for some good old-fashioned family fun.
Barkcamp State Park (I-70 Exit 208 to Rt. 149 south) 65330 Barkcamp Park Rd. • Belmont, OH 43718 Park Office: 740-484-4064 • Reservations: 866-644-6727 Belmont County’s rugged hills provide the backdrop for picturesque Barkcamp State Park. In addition to fine recreational facilities, visitors will enjoy the mature woodlands, open meadows, scenic lake and abundant wildlife of this secluded 1,232 acres of rolling hills and woodlands. Picnic areas, hiking and bridle trails, swimming, 3 shelter houses on a reservation system, fishing plus special handicapped access area. Naturalist program available. Mail Pouch Barn in the park. A special paved trail winds through the pioneer village, enters the adjoining mature woodlands and provides access to the Antique Barn. Interpretive signs are placed along the route explaining the cultural and natural history of the park. A bit of American history is preserved in the camp area. The Antique Barn was built in the 1800s by Solomon Bentley, an orchardman of renown. One variety of apple that he marketed was the “Bentley Sweet.” The barn is now home to summer naturalist activities and historical displays. A resurrected log cabin and other pioneer structures near the barn take visitors back to an even earlier era. Year-round camping available with a shower house and electric to all sites.
Barnesville Memorial Park 130 Fair St. Features: Albert S. George Youth Center, hiking trail, 12-acre lake with fishing pier and kayak launch, lighted horseshoe pit, basketball court, volleyball court. and tennis court, Olympic size swimming pool, Amazing Playground, amphitheater and gazebo, Mothers Club Shelter, several picnic pavilions, and group camp with cabins.
Captina Creek Birding Trail http://www.belmontswcd.org/ The American Birding Association describes birding trails as driving routes linking birding locations. According to Birding magazine, birding trails serve as “gateways to conservation and adventure” by combining ecotourism and regional education.
HORSEBACK TRAILS Gallop on the trails of Belmont County.
National Road Bikeway www.stclairsville.com I-70 Exit 215 travel east on Rt. 40 to St.Clairsville. Turn left at 2nd light onto N. Marietta St. Turn right at stop sign onto Newell Ave. Turn left at stop sign onto N. Market St. Follow N. Market St. to ballfields.
Piedmont Lake (I-70 Exit 202 to Rt. 800 North, at Marina Rd.) http://piedmontmarina.mwcd.org One-mile northeast of Smyrna in the northwest corner of Belmont County. Marina near the tri-county corner.
St. Clairsville Memorial Park 200 Walnut Ave. Located on 39.8 acres in Richland Township, just east of the City of St. Clairsville, OH at 200 Walnut Avenue. Memorial Park offers many ways to celebrate your special occasion, have fun with the family for the day or even learn a new skill. A variety of entertainment and recreational opportunities are available. Memorial Park offers: Enjoy a picnic overlooking the park. Cool off in the swimming pool. Children will enjoy the playground. Bring sports equipment to have fun playing basketball, tennis, or pickleball. Or take a hike on the Newlin Falls Nature Trail and explore nature and 2 small waterfalls.
Zion Christian Retreat & Nature Center http://www.zionchristianretreat.org Zion is an 800+ acre retreat, as well as a nature center with a 27-acre lake, various small ponds, rustic cabins, pavillions, 1.85 mile walking trail around the lake, fishing ponds, swimming area and activities for both large and small groups. Zion now has a RV campground.
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ohio.edu/dysart-woods Dysart Woods, a 50-acre tract of old-growth oak forest, is the largest known remnant of the original forest of southeastern Ohio. Some of the spectacular oaks that you will see are 400 years old, stand over 140 feet high, and have a diameter of four feet. The woods are located in unglaciated southeastern Ohio. This area is characteristically hilly with local relief exceeding 200 feet. The sedminentary bedrock in the region is composed mostly of sandstone and shale, with coal seams occuring variably from near the surface to hundreds of feet underground. The rainfall and temperature conditions are well suited for deciduous forests. Dysart Woods exists today as an old-growth forest because several generations of the Dysart family kept it in its natural state. The splendor of the forest, formerly enjoyed by only a few, now has become available to many. Ohio University, by agreement with the Nature Conservancy, has undertaken the responsibility of preserving this
211 Virginia St. • Bethesda, OH 43719 The Epworth Park Cottage Owners Association invites you to visit historic Epworth Park. The park continues to instill the peace and serenity which offers an escape from the fast-paced lifestyle that we know today. Nestled among the grove of majestic oak trees are sixty-one quaint Victorian cottages that invite you to walk in the footsteps of our ancestors, and to experience the happiness of the days gone by. Enjoy a picnic by the lake. Throw a line in the water, and try your luck at catching a bluegill, bass, or catfish. Children will enjoy the large, fenced playground. Bring the
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outstanding remnant of the magnificent forests that once covered much of Ohio and eastern United States. The recognition of Dysart Woods as a National Natural Landmark by the U.S. Department of the Interior underscores the importance of preserving it. Visitors are welcome in the woods and the adjacent areas which are used for continuing educational research programs. Ohio University has preserved the woods by keeping it in its natural state. That is, no cutting of trees is permitted and fallen logs remain to decompose and thus continue the never-ending cycling of minerals through successive generations of plants. The Department of Environmental and Plant Biology conducts studies of the woods and surrounding fields to learn more about the dynamics of a mature oak ecosystem. Research is to be done in such a way as to leave intact the ecology of the forest. Through classes, guided tours, and published research, the University shares its knowledge of the forest to enable students and visitors to understand better the world in which we live.
sports equipment for a friendly game of basketball, baseball or volleyball. Or, just walk along the sidewalks winding through the cottages, and imagine a much simpler time, when folks sat on the front porch and greeted neighbors and visitors as they walked by. The Park is open from April 1 through November 1 of each year. The cottages are privately owned. Picnic tables are scattered throughout the park. The two large shelter houses can be reserved by contacting the Village of Bethesda at (740) 484-1250. Chautauqua Homecoming Days and Bethesda Festival is always the second full weekend of July on Sat. & Sun.
Lynn-Hunkler Memorial Park
101 Old National Rd. • Morristown, OH 43759 The park was developed on 76 acres of land donated to the village of Morristown by the Betty Hunkler Modie Family. It features five baseball fields, a disc golf course, basketball court and picnic shelters.
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Egypt Valley Wildlife Area
I-70 and SR 800 Morristown, OH 43983 • www. ohioodnr.gov Egypt Valley Wildlife Area is situated in the southeastern part of Ohio, in Belmont and Guernsey counties. The primary access through the area is I-70 and SR-800. Morristown is located 3 miles east of the wildlife area. The land and acquisition for the area began in 1995 with 14,300 acres being purchased from the Conservation Fund. Ducks Unlimited, The National Wild Turkey Federation, and the Ruffed Grouse Society all partnered with the Division of Wildlife in the purchase and to date approximately 18,011 acres have been acquired. Piedmont Lake, a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers lake, managed by the Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District is located in the middle of the two land parcels that make up Egypt Valley Wildlife Area.
Fishing in Egypt Valley
Located in the unglaciated region of southeastern Ohio in the low hills belt of the steep Allegheny Plateau, the terrain is steep to rolling and is bisected by numerous small streams. Elevations vary from 925 ft. to 1,363 ft. above sea level. Over the last 70 years, approximately 80 percent of the acreage that comprises Egypt Valley Wildlife Area has been subject to surface mining. The last active mine was completed in 1998. Today all of the forests consist of second and third growth timber. Much of the land that was cleared is now in grassland or brushland and dotted with many small ponds and wetlands. Because of the mining, large expanses of grassland and brushland habitats have been created. Egypt Valley Wildlife Area is popular for hunting, fishing, and other forms of wildlife recreation. Many of the small ponds have been stocked with bass, catfish, and bluegills by the division and offer good fishing. Hiking, bird watching, photography, and sightseeing are also popular on the wildlife area. Species not traditionally found in eastern Ohio such as the short-eared owl, Northern harrier, Henslow's sparrow, and bobolink can be found on the large expanses of grassland. Bald eagles and ospreys occasionally stop on the wildlife area on their annual migration. River otters were reintroduced to this area in 1993 and now a thriving population can be found there.
From Alledonia, continue west on OH-148 for approximately 5 miles. Turn left to continue south onto Belmont County Road 92 for approximately 1.5 miles. Turn left onto Wayne Township Road 804 (Crum Road) and continue on this road for approximately 2 miles. The stop is located on your left at the Raven Rocks trailhead parking area. Originally known as the First Ravine of the Raven Rocks by the early pioneers, it was named after the many ravens that used to nest in the overhanging ledges of the unusual, yet astonishing rock formation. Indians of the Ohio and Captina Creek Valley had left evidence of repeated visits here for over a period of 200 years, where they had set up camp and hunted in the fall and winter months. Captina Creek
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Barkcamp State Park
Valley View Campground
(I-70 Exit 208 to Rt. 149 south) 1,232 acres of rolling hills and woodlands. Year-round camping available with a shower house and electric.
43510 National Rd. • Belmont, OH 43718 (740) 968-3582 ext. 333
West Pike Inn & Campgrounds
Fine Day Campground
www.visitbelmontcounty.com/camping 43510 National Rd. • Belmont, OH 43718 (740) 782-1218
The full-service motel and year-round campgrounds provides campers a unique experience, and our staff works to make your experience at West Pike a memorable one.
Zion Retreat & RV Center National Road Bikeway St. Clairsville
I 70 West take exit 213 A non-denominational retreat & nature center that is available to any organization, community, group, or individual. A special place where you can slow down, relax, and enjoy nature. The land consists of 1300 acres of rolling hills, green fields, sparkling ponds, and beautiful sunsets. Including a 27 acre lake and 14 ponds filled with fish. Zion Trail is a very scenic, well maintained 1.85 mile trail around the lake. Several wildlife viewing areas are available for you to take pictures.
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(I-70 Exit 202 to Rt. 800 North, at Marina Rd.) Piedmont Lake is located in Belmont, Guernsey and Harrison counties near Freeport, Ohio and is accessible via US Route 22 and SR 800. It offers tent, RV, and cabin camping.
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http://www.sunsetcampground.net 67050 Visnic Rd. • Belmont, OH 43718 (740) 312-8171 Fishing the Ohio River
Allen Pool St. Clairsville Memorial Park 200 Walnut Ave. • St. Clairsville, OH 43950 740-695-5077 Opens the Saturday before Memorial Day and is open through Labor Day. Pool includes: a corkscrew slide, diving board, concession stand, and plenty of grass for sunbathing and relaxation.
Martins Ferry Park District and Pool 401 S. 4th St. • Martins Ferry, OH 43935 740-633-0602 Playground, Baseball/Softball field, basketball court, amphitheater, swimming pool, picnic tables throughout the park.
Barnesville Memorial Park Pool 130 Fair St. • Barnesville, OH 43713 740-425-3012 Pool hours: Mon. through Sat. 12N - 6P Sunday 1P - 6P Pool Admission: General Admission $3 for children under 18 and $4 for adults.
Village of Powhatan Point Park District and Pool 147 Allen Ave. • Powhatan Point, OH 43942 740-795-4101 Playground, baseball/softball field, basketball court, amphitheater, swimming pool, picnic tables throughout the park. www.visitbelmontcounty.com
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1828 Blaine Bridge B & O Depot Barnesville Historic District Belliare Toy & Plastic Brick Museum Belmont County Heritage Museum Belmont County Victorian Mansion Museum Belmont Hills Country Club Black Horse Inn Concord Quaker Meeting House Dickinson Cattle Ranch Drover’s Trail Scenic Byway Dysart Woods Egypt Valley Wildlife Area Epworth Park Great Stone Viaduct Great Western Schoolhouse Historic Churches of Martins Ferry Walking Tour Historic National Road Scenic Byway Lentz Tavern Morristown Historic District National Imperial Glass Museum Plummer House Sedgwick House Museum Shaeffer Campbell Covered Bridge St Clairsville Historic District Stillwater Meeting House Stratton Flour Mill Tri-State Military Veterans Museum Underground Railroad Museum Walnut Grove Cemetary Watt Center for History and the Arts
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Enjoy the many hiking and biking trails in Belmont County.
Barkcamp State Park, 65330 Barkcamp Rd., Belmont, Ohio 43718, has four walking trails traversing the 1,005 acre park. A paved trail winds through the Pioneer Village, providing access to the historic barn. Interpretive signs highlighting the culture and history of the area can be found along the trail.
Barnesville Memorial Park, 130 Fair St, Barnesville, Ohio 43713, features a natural trail that leads you around the picturesque 12-acre lake and includes a covered bridge, foot bridge and several challenging hills. A separate trail,the Ray Palmer Nature Trail, also features a bridge over a creek. It is accessible near the main baseball dugouts and near the parking area down by the lake. A paved quarter mile trail is also available at the top of the park.
Dysart Woods, 61961 Dysart Woods Rd., Belmont, is the largest known remnant of the original forest of southeastern Ohio. There are two trails, red and blue. The blue trail is off the parking lot and the red trail is across the gravel drive from the parking lot. Visitors are asked to please stay on the trails to protect the forest.
Back Road Biking Loop Take a ride on The Ohio Valley Trail Association’s two back road biking loops. The first is an 18.95 mile loop that takes you through Barnesville, Fairview, Hendrysburg, Ollivett and Tacoma. The second loop takes you through Egypt Valley, Bethesda, Belmont and Lafferty. Visit the Ohio Valley Trail Association on Facebook for more info.
Epworth Park, 211 Virginia St., Bethesda is a unique place to take a relaxing stroll on a paved trail past 61 quaint Victorian cottages nestled among a grove of majestic oak trees. You’ll feel as though you have traveled through time to a simpler place. There is also a paved trail around the lake. Epworth Park is open April 1 through November 1.
National Road Bikeway, St. Clairsville, Ohio 43950, is a 2.5-mile asphalt paved trail that features a gazebo (as a centerpiece to the trail, not next to it) and a tunnel. You can get a bird’s eye view of the trail by climbing a series of stairways that reach a viewing platform atop the National Road tunnel at its northern entrance. There is also a separate nearby nature trail.
Newlin Falls Nature Trail, located in the northeast corner of St. Clairsville Memorial Park (200 Walnut Ave. St. Clairsville, Ohio 43950), is an approximately one mile long, wide, hilly, mulch-lined trail. Features of the trail include two small waterfalls, a new bridge, and plenty of wildlife. The trail is open dawn to dusk and is not suitable for strollers.
Egypt Valley Wildlife Area A popular place for mountain biking, fishing, and hunting, this former strip mined land is situated in both Belmont and Guernsey counties. The primary access through the area is Interstate 70 and State Route 800. Morristown is located three miles east of the wildlife area..
Piedmont Lake, 32281 Marina Rd., Freeport, Ohio 43973-9501. A segment of the 1,250-mile Buckeye Trail runs along one side of Piedmont Lake, which is located in portions of both Belmont and Harrison counties. The largest part of the lake lies in Kirkwood and Flushing Townships of Belmont County. Raven Rocks, 54167-54271 Crum Rd., Beallsville, Ohio 43716 Raven Rocks is a 0.4 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Beallsville, Ohio that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and nature trips.
Zion Retreat & RV Park, 334 E. High St., Flushing, Ohio 43977 (main office entrance). Zion Trail is a very scenic, well-kept 1.85 miles around the lake. Several wildlife viewing areas are available for you to take pictures. This is all entwined within a cattle farm where calves and mothers can be seen grazing. The trail is open to the public year-round from dawn to dusk.
National Road Bikeway, St. Clairsville, Ohio 43950, is a 2.5-mile asphalt paved trail that features a gazebo, a tunnel, and a bridge that takes you past a picturesque farm complete with a Mail Pouch barn. You can get a bird’s eye view of the trail by climbing a series of stairways that reach a viewing platform atop the National Road tunnel at its northern entrance. There is also a separate nearby nature trail.
Stay active and healthy in Belmont County.
Angels All Star Cheer & Tumble Academy
Just Flip Out
Restore Yoga & Wellness
98 North Market St. St. Clairsville, OH 43950 740-359-2625
67800 Mall Rd. St. Clairsville, OH 43950 740-695-4526
150 W. Main St. St. Clairsville, OH 43950 740-296-5959
Karate By Provenzano
Seszko International Taekwon-Do
50843 Valley Plaza Dr. 740-699-2900
98 N. Market St. St. Clairsville, OH 43950 740-635-2744
311 S. 4th St. Martins Ferry, OH 43935 740-633-1672
LDT Dance Centre
Belly Dancing Body Fitness 98 N. Market St. St. Clairsville, OH 43950 607-738-3013
Cardio Drumming St. Clairsville
51710 National Rd. St. Clairsville, OH 43950 740-639-7071
68120 Tinmar Dr. St. Clairsville, OH 43950 740-695-0215
Martins Ferry Rec Center
St. Clairsville Rec Center
Better You Nutrition 107 Plaza Dr., Suite P St. Clairsville, OH 43950 740-296-5816
401 S. 4th St. Martins Ferry, OH 43935 740-633-0602
102 Fair Ave. St. Clairsville, OH 43950 740-695-2037
Crossﬁre Strength & Conditioning
Ohio Valley Crossﬁt
Taylor Martial Arts Academy
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67800 Mall Ring Rd. St. Clairsville, OH 43950 740-296-4656
DG Dance Workshop
Ohio Valley Gymnastics
102 E. Main St. PO Box 137 Barnesville, OH 43713 740-425-4044
849 Main St. Bridgeport, OH 43912 740-633-2136
Olympic Tae Kwon Do Academy
Edge Fitness Studio
49 E. Main St. St. Clairsville, OH 43950 740-298-8356
51342 National Rd. Ste L. St. Clairsville, OH 43950 740-449-2986
Evolve Fitness 119 East Main St. St. Clairsville, OH 43950 740-449-2883
Ferrum Fitness 185 E. Main St. Barnesville, OH 43713 740-619-0086
OUE Health & Physical Education Center 45425 National Rd. St. Clairsville, OH 43950 740-695-1720
Planet Fitness 67780 Banfield Rd. St. Clairsville, OH 43950 740-695-9529
105 W. Main St. St. Clairsville, OH 43950 740-391-2146
Team Terror Fitness 201 W. Cross St. Morristown, OH 43759 740-238-4050
Turn It Out Dance Academy 3243 Belmont St. Bellaire, OH 43906 740-671-9000
The Dance Factory Martins Ferry 3 South 4th St. Martins Ferry, OH 43935 740-633-1180
World Gym Bellaire 5120 Guernsey St. Bellaire, OH 43906 (740) 671-0890
Outdoor Recreation in Belmont County
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ou have probably heard it before. Going outside can be beneficial to both the mind and body. It is proven to have positive health effects like lowering blood pressure and reduces stress hormones. Not to mention, it enhances creativity and boosts your immune system. This is especially imperative in today’s world. While there are many places one could choose to spend time in the great outdoors and enjoy themselves, Belmont County offers visitors unique and beautiful destinations where they can explore, relax, and take pleasure in the safety of nature. In Belmont County, you will see some of the most spectacular oaks over 400 years old at Dysart Woods Park. This park is a 50 acre tract of old-growth forest and is known as the largest known remaining tract of old growth forest in southeastern Ohio. Here, people come to simply take in the scenery and get some exercise while hiking in the un-touched, deciduous forest. It has been recognized as a National Natural Landmark by the U.S. Department of the Interior and is also a part of the Captina Creek Birding Trail, where enthusiasts can discover a variety of bird species along the Captina Creek Watershed. Other stops included in this Trail are the Powhatan Point Marina, Captina Creek Mainstem at Alledonia, Raven Rocks, and South Fork of Captina Creek at Rainbow’s End. Wildlife seekers may also enjoy the Aquatic Trail at Captina Creek. Captina Creek flows into the Ohio River and is home to both big river and stream fishes and macroinvertebrates. Another great place to find wildlife is Egypt Valley Wildlife Area. The Ohio Department of Natural Resources has administered this
14,300-acre former mining area to be dedicated to nature and outdoor enthusiasts who can enjoy fishing, hunting, camping, and exploring high walls, backwaters, and historic landmarks. Nearby, only 8 miles away, Barkcamp State Park welcomes visitors to the rich sandstone hills of the Appalachian Plateau where they can enjoy camping, boating, fishing, swimming, picnicking, archery, and horseback riding. Located here is also a Mail Pouch Tobacco barn, painted by famous barn painter, Harley Warrick who painted or retouched over 20,000 Mail Pouch signs for 55 years across 13 states in the Midwest region. If you look close to the barn, you will also notice the Lewis Wetzel Rock, a historical artifact from Lewis Wetzel himself who had carved an inscription in it. Looking for a great outdoor weekend getaway? Zion Retreat & RV Park is in Flushing, Ohio and is ideal for family vacations, staycations, parties, receptions, retreats, picnics and so much more. Reconnect with your loved ones by unplugging and becoming immersed in nature with over 1,000 acres of rolling hills, fields, and ponds. Here you can fish for only $10 a day with no license required. Also offered are boat rentals, aqua ziplining, sand volleyball, a beach area, and luxury or rustic cabin rentals. Youth camps take place in the summer where students of all ages learn about wildlife and conservation through hands-on activities. There are also many other opportunities to go fishing or boating in Belmont County. Tour the famous longhorn cattle at Dickinson Cattle Co. and do not forget to bring your fishing poles. They offer a family fishing program, good for an entire year of fishing for the price of $100 with eight lakes to choose from. Visitors are able to take all bass, blue gill and catfish that they catch and no out of state license is required on private property. Find your favorite spot and bring a blanket for a fun picnic. Our communities have many beautiful local parks in which people can spend the day getting exercise on hiking and biking trails, as well as swimming pools. Epworth Park allows guests to take a step back in time as they stroll through the historic cottages and along a paved trail which surrounds the perimeter of the pond. The Barnesville Memorial Park, Bellaire City Park, Lynn-Hunkler Memorial Park, Martins Ferry Park District, St.Clairsville Memorial Park, Schuler Park, and Powhatan Point Park District are other great places to visit for outdoor recreation. Each park includes shelters, walking areas, and play areas. Cycling enthusiasts are often in awe after riding along the National Road Bikeway in St.Clairsville. This 2.5-mile bike/walking trail was constructed in 1998 and features a large gazebo, tunnels, nature trail, bridge, water stations, and benches. The Ohio Valley Trail Association has recently begun installing signs to mark the
first Back Road Biking Loop in Belmont County. The route will start in Barnesville and extend to Hendrysburg and other biking routes remain in progress. If you are looking for a more off-roading experience, take your bike to Egypt Valley Wildlife Area and mountain bike on the rugged back roads and fields of this large nature preserve. Belmont County has plenty of outdoor recreational opportunities available to those traveling into the area or for those who live nearby and are looking to discover what treasures await them in their own back yards. Whether enjoying a round of golf at one of our three golf courses, to exploring our beautiful parks, or hiking or biking along our scenic trails, you are sure to find something unique that will satisfy your itch for adventure. Don’t forget to bring the kids along and embark on our Explore More GeoTour a journey that will take you across the beautiful and scenic landscapes of Belmont County, where unique treasures and historic landmarks await to be found. We have plenty of room to play and stay! Check out our many lodging facilities on our website at www.visitbelmontcounty.com and step outside to Belmont County.
Find It in Belmont County
elmont County awaits visitors as a unique and beautiful destination that offers many opportunities for making memories with friends and family. Whether it be walking hand-in-hand with a loved one down a wooded trail, enjoying the hospitality of locals that pass by, or discovering small-town hidden gems; Belmont County offers a variety of fun and free experiences just for you. Many residents and visitors of Belmont County will tell you that it is abundant in beautiful and scenic landscapes. This is especially important to those who enjoy outdoor recreation. We have many parks and trails that will make you choose us as your next destination. Enjoy family time while camping in the hills of Appalachia, Ohio at Barkcamp State Park, Zion Retreat, or Piedmont Lake. You are sure to find plenty of recreational activities such as archery, ziplining, boating, fishing, and hiking. Roam among the canopies and untouched growth of Dysart Woods, the largest remaining tract of old growth forest in Southeastern Ohio. Another great way to take in the amazing views and to get some fresh air is to go geocaching and embark on a journey that will take you across Belmont County where a total of 25 unique treasures await to be found on the Belmont County Explore More GeoTour. Geocaching is a free outdoor activity in which participants use a GPS system to navigate their way to hidden containers, called “caches.” It began on May 3, 2000 when computer consultant, Dave 32
Ulmer, wanted to test the newest upgrade to public GPS systems by hiding a targeted item in the woods. Originally, it was called the “Great American GPS Stash Hunt.” Later it became known as Geocaching, where people go on a quest to find hidden caches, swap out knick knacks from previous participants, and sign their names in log books. The Belmont County GeoTour has quickly become a regional favorite tour, with thousands of finds from participants within the first year of being launched. Perhaps you are looking for something simpler and relaxing to do. Belmont County has over 20 historical sites and landmarks that people can visit and learn from. We are home to seven museums which offer rich history of not only Belmont County, but of the geographical area. The Belmont County Heritage Museum offers guests the chance to discover the many communities that make up Belmont County while exploring narratives from locals who have expressed their experiences through stories and artifacts. Another way to delve into our roots is by attending community events, such as outdoor community concerts, wellness hikes/activities, or free events hosted by our local libraries. There is always something going on. Every summer, local bands and artists offer live public performances for whomever wishes to attend, with the only requirement being to bring your own lawn chair. Local fitness studios such as Restore Yoga & Wellness will often offer free community
yoga classes in various locations across Belmont County. The Belmont County District Library hosts book clubs, crafting events, and kidsâ€™ activities. Lastly, there are plenty of opportunities for visitors to enjoy a great drive or stroll in Belmont County. We are the only county in the state of Ohio with three scenic byways: Historic National Road (Rt. 40), Droverâ€™s Trail, and Ohio River Scenic Byway. When traveling along these routes, you are sure to have breath-taking views of our hilly farmland, painted barns, and river-front communities. Spin your wheels on well-known streets such as Zane Highway in Martins Ferry and explore the historic Walnut Grove Cemetery and the final resting place of the Zane family. Hop on your bike and travel along State Route 26, which is known as one of the best motorcycle routes in the country. Cruise along W Captina Highway and follow the windy Captina Creek, a 35-mile-long tributary of the Ohio River, and maybe pull over to dip your feet in the cold, refreshing water. There are many things to do here that only require a tank of gas. Give your wallet a rest while you explore the great attractions we have to offer. From exploring back roads, earthy trails, historical sites, parks, and attending community events, you are sure to have a fun and memorable time here in Belmont County. Be sure to check out our website visitbelmontcounty.com for a full list of travel ideas. See you soon!
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Route 40 Lumberjaxe is Belmont County’s first axe throwing and game venue. They recently added an escape room and also have darts, air hockey, pool table, ping pong, foosball, corn hole, shuffleboard, arcade games, and board games. They also have a portable axe throwing trailer available for rent. Live music and food trucks are offered on certain dates. Follow them on Facebook and Instagram for upcoming events.
700 Banfield Rd., St. Clairsville, OH 43950 (740) 695-3919 It’s showtime! AMC Classic is here to serve up movie memories with friends and family. Come enjoy Coca-Cola Freestyle and delicious menu items like pretzel bites, movie nachos, and annual refillable popcorn buckets, all at a great value. The theater is now open Friday-Sunday with new AMC Safe & Clean policies and procedures. This theater also offers contact-free drink pouring and order-ahead snacks via the AMC App. Low ticket prices start at $5.49 plus tax (before 4 pm).
CSI - Come Shoot Indoors 56731-D Colerain Pike, Martins Ferry, OH 43935 (740) 609-3414 Come Shoot Indoors in Martins Ferry offers a temperature controlled, five-lane shooting range, a Virtual Firing Range and Concealed Carry Courses. CSI is locally owned and operated by Jeanette Mertz and Michael Perry and their staff are experienced professionals with law enforcement and military backgrounds. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, you must make a reservation, wear a mask, have your temperature taken, and sign paperwork.
Ohio Valley Airsoft, LLC 2200 Union St., Bellaire, OH 43906 (740) 325-1172 Ohio Valley Airsoft, LLC is run by a local police officer who wants kids and adults alike to have a safe and legal place to enjoy airsoft indoors during all seasons. Open play is offered Friday through Sunday. Airsoft, NERF, laser tag, and laser bow parties available by appointment. You can also purchase equipment for playing at home in their pro shop.
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The Escape Zone 2011 Belmont St., Bellaire, OH 43906 (740) 232-4544 The Escape Zone in Bellaire offers a real life escape room experience. Locked in a room with up to nine other participants, you must use the elements of the room to escape. You only have 60 minutes to complete your task of searching for clues and solving puzzles. Teamwork is essential for your success! Come with friends, family, and coworkers and have a great time.
St. Clair Lanes 51681 National Rd., St. Clairsville, OH 43950 (740) 695-3641 St. Clair Lanes is a 20-lane, automatic scoring bowling alley offering low prices, open bowling, cosmic bowling, leagues, tournaments, great food and drinks, pro shop, Ohio Lottery, and automatic scoring. Party reservations, open bowling and league bowling can be booked or confirmed by calling (740) 695-3641.
Park Legion Lanes 223 S. Zane Highway Martins Ferry, OH 43935 (740) 633-3390 Park Legion Lanes is a bowling alley and bar in Martins Ferry. Open bowling and private parties available.
Longhorns Head to Tail Tour 35500 Muskrat Rd., Barnesville, OH 43713 (740) 758-5050 Longhorns Head to Tail Tour is located on Dickinson Cattle Co., one mile south and 1.2 miles west of I-70, Exit 202 and four miles north of Barnesville. The 75-minute interpretive Longhorn Ranch Tour includes close up viewing of BueLingo, Texas Longhorn, and African Watusi cattle herds. The rugged ranch buses bounce across rough Appalachian foot hill pastures and go where the cattle roam -- up close and personal for guests. Guests may purchase special cow-candy to hand feed the cast members when acquiring tickets. Pictures and videos are welcomed and encouraged. Group tour available by appointment during season.
Tilt Studio Ohio Valley Mall 67800 Mall Ring Road, St. Clairsville, OH 43950 (740) 312-1037 Route 40 LumberJaxe
Located inside The Ohio Valley Mall, Tilt Studio is a family entertainment center featuring laser tag, mini bowling, mini golf, a bobsled ride, Indy 500, and over 150 arcade and video games!
Group & Leisure Tours Let Us Show You Around
o matter what time of the year, there are unique experiences to be found in Belmont County, Ohio. You can explore historic Route 40; learn about the area’s history in education, industry, and the Underground Railroad; tour a working cattle ranch and enjoy Bluegrass music in a historic opera house; or spend two days “getting back to nature” at our many outdoor recreation spots. When you visit you will find that the county is filled with a wide range of offerings. And because of this, there is something for everyone to enjoy. With our excellent dining, shopping, and lodging facilities, a trip to Belmont County is closer than you think.
Belmont County Tours highlight the area’s famous landmarks, our heritage, and unique, locally owned venues.
in Bridgeport; Vino Di Piccin Winery & Tasting House in Lansing; the 1828 Blaine Hill “S” Bridge; a walking tour of historic St. Clairsville and a tour of the Belmont County Heritage Museum; Great Western Schoolhouse, just west of St. Clairsville on the campus of Ohio University Eastern; and the Morristown Historic District. To learn more about these tours and to download our Group Tour Guide, go to visitbelmontcounty. com/group-tours.
“40 on 40” is a two-county tour that includes stops in both Belmont and Guernsey counties. The leisure tour consists of 20 stops in each county and the group tour offers up to 10 stops. In Belmont County there are options for up to five stops that highlight this tour of Historic National Road 40, “The Road That Built America”. This customizable tour offers plenty of history, Reading, Writing & Railroads allows sight-seeing, shopping and dining. There visitors to explore the history of transportation, are numerous lodging choices in the industry, culture, and education with stops area as well. Stops include the Fat Apple that can include three museums, two historical
attractions, shopping and dining. Stops on this tour include the Belmont County Victorian Mansion Museum and the Watt Center For History and The Arts, both in Barnesville; The Underground Railroad Museum - Ohio Valley in Flushing; the Great Western Schoolhouse (one-room school) west of St. Clairsville; and the Great Stone Viaduct in Bellaire. There are plenty of opportunities for sightseeing, shopping, and dining between these stops. BlueLingo & Bluegrass includes a tour of Dickinson Cattle Co. and a concert at Pennyroyal Opera House. Dickinson is available for groups of 10 or more paying age guests. Catered meals can be arranged with advanced notice. Pennyroyal Opera House in Fairview offers live Bluegrass concerts in a restored opera house. Visit pennyroyalbluegrass.com for more information. Back 2 Nature is a two-day trip that can include your choice of activities at Raven Rocks, Barkcamp State Park, Zion Retreat & RV Park, Dysart Woods, Egypt Valley and Piedmont Lake. For more information, to book a group tour, or request a guide please call 740-695-4359 or 740-298-7020. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We have all the information and tips you will need to enjoy Belmont County, Ohio.
Brookside Antiques 871 National Rd • Bridgeport, OH 43912
specialize in glassware of all types buy and sell open 7 days a week 10a-5p
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Sleep Safe and Sound Travel Professionals
Travel professionals can host a meeting at many of the event spaces that our area has to offer. Belmont County hotels are located for easy access to I-70, I-470. Whether you’re shopping at the Ohio Valley Plaza and the Ohio Valley Mall, cycling through the National Road Bikeway, or visiting one of our many historic landmarks, we’re committed to assisting you. Call the tourism office and allow us to help you with your business travel needs.
40251 National Rd., Morristown, OH 43759 (740) 782-1091. Located on Historic National Road, the Arrowhead Motel attracts the extended stay traveler. Number of Rooms: 14 Fitness: No
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Breakfast: No Pets: No
America’s Best Value Inn
www.bviohio.com Beautifully situated at Exit 218 on I-70 and Exit 1 on 470. Only 8 miles from Wheeling, WV and the Capital Music Hall and Wheeling Downs Dog Track, we are located by the Ohio Valley Mall and the Ohio Valley Plaza. We offer a variety of rooms, from one double bed to a deluxe king with jacuzzi. Outdoor pool and picnic area also offered. Number of Rooms: 104 Fitness: No
Pool: Outdoor Laundry: Yes
Breakfast: Continental Pets: Yes
www.bestwestern.com 51654 National Rd. St. Clairsville, OH 43950 (I-70 Exit 218 to Rt. 40) (740) 699-0010. Featuring 65 rooms and suites, microwave and refrigerator in all rooms, deluxe king suites with jacuzzis, cable TV, and free continental breakfast. Number of Rooms: 65 Fitness: Yes
Pool: Indoor Laundry: No
Breakfast: Hot Pets: No
www.cwsstclairsville.com 67689 Mall Ring Rd., St. Clairsville • 740-695-9200. Full kitchens. Free laundry. Outdoor grills. The spacious suites are complete with everything you need to live, work, and relax. Free guest laundry. Fully-equipped gym. Earn IHG® rewards points. Number of Rooms: 92 Fitness: Yes
Pool: Indoor Laundry: Yes
Breakfast: No Pets: Yes
Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham
www.choicehotels.com/ohio/saint-clairsville/comfort-inn-hotels 52509 National Rd. E. St. Clairsville, OH 43950, (740) 296-5549. Located in St. Clairsville, Comfort Inn is close to Ohio Valley Mall and Memorial Park. This hotel is within the vicinity of Belmont Hills Country Club and Toy and Plastic Brick Museum. Number of Rooms: 54 Pool: No Breakfast: Hot Fitness: Yes Laundry: Yes Pets: No
www.wyndhamhotels.com/hawthorn-extended-stay 51110 National Rd. E. St. Clairsville, OH 43950 (740) 650-2035. Guest room features: fully equipped kitchens, full-sized refrigerator, dishwasher and stove top, 49 “HDTV with streaming. Hotel features: free hot breakfast buffet, fitness facility, free WI-FI, meeting space availability, weekly social hours. Number of Rooms: 97 Pool: No Breakfast: Continental Fitness: Yes Laundry: Yes Pets: Yes
Days Inn & Suites
www.daysinn.com/hotels/ohio/belmont 66774 Belmont Morristown Rd., Belmont OH 43718, (740) 782-1025. Enjoy a great value on your trip when you stay at the Utica Shale Region Days Inn and Suites Belmont Hotel. Located off I-70, our non-smoking hotel is just minutes from restaurants and activities. Number of Rooms: 76 Pool: No Breakfast: Hot Fitness: Yes Laundry: Yes Pets: Yes
Days Inn By Wyndam St. Clairsville
Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham
www.wyndhamhotels.com/days-inn 52601 Holiday Dr. St. Clairsville, OH 43950, (740) 579-0234. Enjoy this picturesque view of the Ohio Valley while staying at the Days Inn St Clairsville, just minutes away from the Wheeling Casino and Racetrack. Number of Rooms: 137 Pool: Outdoor Breakfast: Continental Fitness: No Laundry: Yes Pets: No
www.wyndhamhotels.com/microtel/saint-clairsville-ohio 51128 National Rd. E. St. Clairsville, OH 43950, (740) 338-4500. Welcome to our Microtel Inn and Suites by Wyndham in St. Clairsville, the ideal fit for the budget-conscious travelers who don’t want to sacrifice comfort! Number of Rooms: 85 Pool: No Breakfast: Hot Fitness: Yes Laundry: Yes Pets: No
Fairﬁeld Inn & Suites
Red Roof Inn
www.marriott.com 67731 Mall Rd. St. Clairsville, OH 43950, (740) 699-4980. (I-70 Exit 218 to Mall Rd.) Featuring 67 rooms, suites with microwave and refrigerator, indoor pool and jacuzzi, fitness center, free local calls, laundry facilities and complimentary continental breakfast. Number of Rooms: 66 Pool: Indoor Breakfast: Continental Fitness: Yes Laundry: Yes Pets: No
www.redroof.com 68301 Red Roof Ln, St. Clairsville, OH 43950 (740) 695-4057. Deluxe business kings, universal access and smoke-free rooms available. Free USA Today, coffee, HBO, HBO2, and HBO Signature. Shopping and restaurants conveniently located across the street. All major credit cards accepted. Fax: 740-695-6956 Number of Rooms: 108 Pool: No Breakfast: Continental Fitness: No Laundry: No Pets: Yes
www.knightsinn.com/saint-clairsville-oh 51659 National Rd. St. Clairsville, OH 43950, (740) 526-0128. National Rd. East (I-70 Exit 218 to Rt. 40 East, I-470 Exit 1). Featuring 62 rooms, jacuzzi/spa room, indoor pool. Number of Rooms: 62 Pool: Indoor Breakfast: Continental Fitness: No Laundry: No Pets: Yes
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Residence Inn Marriott
www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/pitrw-residence-inn-wheeling-st-clairsville 50694 Ohio Valley Place, St. Clairsville, OH 43950 (740) 695-9320. Make yourself at home at the Residence Inn Wheeling - St. Clairsville hotel. Number of Rooms: 103 Fitness: Yes
Pool: Indoor Laundry: Yes
Breakfast: Hot Pets: Yes
Sleep Inn & Suites Belmont/St. Clairsville
www.sleepinn.com/hotel.belmont-ohio.OH581 41371 Reco Rd., Belmont, OH 43718 (740) 421-4417. Near Barkcamp State Park, every room at the award-winning Sleep Inn and Suites. Belmont/St. Clairsville hotel is a simply stylish sanctuary designed for a happy night’s sleep. Number of Rooms: 63 Fitness: Yes
Pool: Yes Laundry: Yes
Breakfast: Hot Pets: No
www.super8.com/hotels/ohio/saint-clairsville/super-8-st-clairsville-oh-wh... 68400 Matthews Dr., St. Clairsville, OH 43950, (740) 695-1994. Welcome to our recently renovated Super 8 by Wyndham in St. Clairsville OH, the ideal fit for the budget-conscious travelers who don’t want to sacrifice comfort! Number of Rooms: 62 Fitness: Yes
Pool: No Laundry: No
Breakfast: Yes Pets: No
“Dream Better Here” • Indoor Pool • Children’s Pool Parties • Hot Breakfast • Pet Friendly w/ a fee
Close to Barnesville, just off I-70 at exit 208 / Belmont
41371 Reco Dr. • Belmont, OH 43718 40
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740.695.3961 51130 National Road E, St. Clairsville, Ohio 43950
West Pike Inn and Campgrounds
http://westpikecampgrounds.com 43505 National Rd., Belmont, OH 43718, (740) 827-6647. The full-service motel and year-round campgrounds provides campers a unique experience, and our staff works to make your experience at West Pike a memorable one. Number of Rooms: 16 Fitness: No
Pool: No Laundry: No
Breakfast: No Pets: Yes
Wingate By Wyndham St. Clairsville/Wheeling
www.wyndhamhotels.com/wingate/st-clairsville-wheeling/overview 51130 National Rd., E, St. Clairsville, OH 43950, 740-695-3961. Brand new guest rooms feature microwave and mini fridge, work desk, HDTV, coffee maker. Hotel features include free hot breakfast buffet, indoor swimming pool, free wi-fi, meeting space availability, weekly social hour. Located next to Undo’s Italian West and Undo’s Sports Lounge.
www.hillside-motel.com 54481 National Rd., Bridgeport, OH 43912. (I-70 between Exits 220 & 225) (740) 635-9111. Welcome! Since our locally owned and operated motel opened in 1956, we’ve been providing visitors with a clean, welcoming, peaceful place to call their temporary home. Whether staying overnight or for an extended visit, our guests find accommodations spacious and comfortable.We offer camper hook ups (3 sites), a variety of lodging options and a wide range of amenities.
Number of Rooms: 116 Fitness: Yes
Pool: Indoor Laundry: Yes
Breakfast: Hot Pets: No
Number of Rooms: 20 Fitness: No
Pool: No Laundry: No
Breakfast: No Pets: Yes
American Owned & • Local, Privately Owned & Operated 60 Yrs Operated
w/ Experience & Knowledgable Staff • Motel Rooms, Cabins & RV Campground w/ Hookups • Pet Friendly, Efficency Rooms, Weekly & Monthly Rates • A Variety Of Attractive Amenities & Gift Shop Selling: Candleberry Candles, Crafts, Decorations, Snacks & More
54481 National Rd. (between exits 220 &225 off I70)
Best Western 51654 National Rd., St. Clairsville • 740-699-0010 www.bestwestern.com
Candlewood Suites 67689 Mall Ring Rd., St. Clairsville • 740-695-9200 www.cwsstclairsville.com
Comfort Inn 52509 National Rd. E., St. Clairsville • 740-296-5549 www.choicehotels.com/ohio/saint-clairsville/comfort-inn-hotels
Days Inn & Suites 66774 Belmont Morristown Rd., Belmont • 740-782-1025 www.daysinn.com/hotels/ohio/belmont
Days Inn By Wyndham 52601 Holiday Dr., St. Clairsville • 740-579-0234 www.wydhamhotels.com/days-inn
Fairﬁeld Inn & Suites 67731 Mall Rd., St. Clairsville • 740-699-4980 www.marriott.com
Hawthorn Suites By Wyndham 51110 National Rd. E., St. Clairsville • 740-650-2035 www.wydhamhotels.com/hawthorn-extended-stay
Hillside Motel 54481 National Rd., Bridgeport • 740-635-9111 www.hillside-motel.com
Knights Inn 51659 National Rd. E., St. Clairsville • 740-526-0128 www.knightsinn.com/saint-clairsville-oh
Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham 51128 National Rd. E., St. Clairsville • 740-338-4500 www.wyndhamhotels.com/microtel/saint-clairsville-ohio
Red Roof Inn 68301 Red Roof Lane, St. Clairsville • 740-695-4057 www.redroof.com
Residence Inn Marriott 50694 Ohio Valley Place, St. Clairsville • 740-695-9320 www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/pitrw-residence-inn-wheeling-st-clairsville
Sleep Inn & Suites Belmont/St. Clairsville 41371 Reco Rd., Belmont • 740-421-4417 www.sleepin.com/hotel.belmont-ohio.OH581
Super 8 68400 Matthews Dr., St. Clairsville • 740-695-1994 www.wyndhamhotels.com/super-8/saint-clairsville-ohio
West Pike Inn and Campgrounds 43505 National Rd., Belmont • 740-827-6647 www.westpikecampgrounds.com
Wingate by Wyndham 51330 National Rd. E., St. Clairsville • 740-695-3961 www.stclairsvillehotel.com
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America’s Best Value Inn 51260 National Rd., St. Clairsville • 740-695-5038 www.bvohio.com
Arrowhead Motel 40251 National Rd., Morristown • 740-782-1091
Where to Stay
GOOD EATS AND SWEET TREATS
Be Our Guest BARNESVILLE Annie K’s 777 E. Main St. 740-425-3456
Barnesville Livestock 315 S. Gardner St. 740-238-1209 Bob’s Pizza & Sub Shop 315 S. Gardner St. 740-425-3333 China One 201 S. Chestnut St. 740-425-2101 Chestnut Lanes 145 S. Chestnut St. 740-425-1234 Dairy Queen 402 E. Main St. 740-425-1475 D&J Pizza Parlor 112 E. Church St. 740-425-4211 Domino’s Pizza 146 West Main St. 740-425-9999 Home Pizza 115 W. Main St. 740-425-3322
JLK Carryout 56709 Belmont Ridge Rd. 740-926-1555
Denny’s Blue Angel 3268 Belmont St. 740-676-4810
DiCarlos Pizza 66665 Belmont Morristown Rd. 740-782-0079
KFC/A&W 1105 E. Main St. 740-425-1773
Gulla’s Lunch 3073 Belmont St. 740-671-9666
McDonald’s 66640 Belmont Morristown Rd. 740-782-1277
Main Street Barrel House 137 E. Main St. 740-619-0591
Lil Gerardo’s Pizza 3393 Belmont St. 740-671-9550
Quizno’s 66440 Belmont Morristown Rd. 740-782-0015
McDonald’s 825 E. Main St. 740-425-1554
McDonald’s 300 28th St. 740-671-9044
Salsa Joe’s Smokehouse 43920 National Rd. 740-695-5582
My Pizza Place 123 E. Main St. 740-425-9222
Dairy Queen 3898 Noble St. 740-676-2508
Schlepp’s 66645 Belmont Morristown Rd. 740-782-1528
Subway 220 S. Chestnut St. 740-425-4477
Roosevelt 3175 Union St. 740-676-9015
Subway 66377 Belmont Morristown Rd. 740-782-0198
Wendy’s 910 E. Main St. 740-425-1425
Sakura Asian Cuisine 3293 Belmont St. 740-325-1264
The Pike 40 41010 National Rd. 740-782-0001
Unique Treats By Jacquie 3050 Belmont St. 304-280-8863
Around the World Gourmet 112 2nd Ave. 740-676-6386 Burger King 2544 Belmont St. 740-676-6725
Newest Bistro & Bar in Historical Downtown Barnesville
BELMONT/MORRISTOWN Chapz Bar & Grill 42478 National Rd. 740-782-0069
Bob Evans 70 St. Rt. 7 740-635-0988
Dairy Queen 883 National Rd. 740-635-1561 Domino’s 422 Howard St. 740-633-2500 The Fat Apple 225 Main St. 740-298-6770 Hunan Wok 56104 National Rd. 740-635-1828 Papa John’s 333 Main St. 740-633-2525 Pizza Express 55800 National Rd. 740-633-1661
Bethesda Market & Carryout 226 Maple Ave. 740-761-0068
Pizza Hut 677 Main St. 740-635-1300
Bethesda Pizza Parlor 114 N. Main St. 740-484-1747
Sha Nay Nay’s Pizza 896 National Rd. 740-635-5900
• Appetizers • Soups • Salads • Paninis • Beer • Wine • Spirits
Thurs. - Mon. 11-8 food & bar 11-close
137 East Main St. Barnesville, OH 43713 Acoustic Open Mic Night Every Thur. 8:30pm 44
Best of Both ! Worlds
Finger Lickin’ Good!
1105 E Main St • BARNESVILLE, OH 43713
Sonny Boy 881 National Rd. 740-635-9065 Subway 895 National Rd. 740-633-8870
Carpenter’s Pizzeria 114 High St. 740-968-4354
POWHATAN POINT Riverside Restaurant 150 First St. 740-795-4004
Carlini’s Pizza Shop 4010 Central Ave. 740-671-2100 Central Grille 3882 Central Ave. 740-676-7000
Lansing Carryout 55181 National Rd. 740-633-0040
Dairy Queen Brazier 3795 Central Ave. 740-676-2548
DeFelice Bros. Pizza 37788 Central Ave. 740-676-8282
Arby’s 103 Aetna St. 740-633-3008
Belmont Brewerks 15 S. 4th St. 740-609-5185 DeFelice Bros. Pizza 315 S. 4th St. 740-635-7700 Hanover Fuel Stop 105 Hanover St. 740-633-3180 McDonald’s 300 Hanover St. 740-635-1866 New Hong Kong 18 S. 4th St. 740-633-6888 Subway 1 S. 4th St. 740-633-2800 Tina’s Sweet Celebrations 819 S. Zane Highway 740-738-0636 Wendy’s 402 Aetna St. 740-633-1976 Zontini’s Pizza 100 S. 4th St. 740-633-3222
Ming Moon Restaurant 3531 Central Ave. 740-671-8801 Good Thymes 4211 Central Ave. 740-676-5610 Shady Spot Tavern & Grill 3826 Central Ave. 740-671-9054 Southend Bar & Grill 57060 Wegee Rd. 740-325-9903 Matt’s Tiger Pub 3932 Central Ave. 740-676-8764 Van Dynes Family Restaurant 56721 Ferry Landing Rd. 740-676-4777
Buffalo Wild Wings Grill & Bar 50725 Ohio Valley Place Access Rd. 740-695-2800 Burger King 101 Plaza Dr. 740-695-6543 Chipotle Mexican Grill 68041 Mall Ring Rd. 740-695-9264
Chick-Fil-A 67950 Mall Ring Road 740-827-3151 Cracker Barrel Old Country Store 67781 Mall Ring Rd. 740-699-2662 DQ Grill & Chill Restaurant 178 E. Main St. 740-695-1360 DeFelice Bros. Pizza 50890 National Rd. 740-695-5090
Chipotle Mexican Grill
Denny’s (24 hours) 68296 Red Roof Ln. 740-695-2036 DiCarlo’s Pizza 117 W. Main St. 740-449-2195 Flatiron Coffee Co. (Inside Three Labs Salvage) 142 W. Main St. 304-905-8121 Little Ceasars 50813 Valley Plazza Dr. 740-695-1858
Long John Silvers/KFC 68733 Mall Ring Rd. 740-695-2924
Barton Trap 70736 Main St. 740-695-7468
Longhorn Steak House 68040 Mall Ring Rd. 740-699-4722
Bob Evans 67881 Mall Ring Rd. 740-695-3900
McDonald’s 67891 Mall Ring Rd. 740-695-4107 Mehlman’s Cafeteria 51800 National Rd. E. 740-695-1000
Defelice Bros Pizza
Newellstown Diner 145 W. Main St. 740-695-1364
Subway 45880 National Rd. 740-695-0319
Great American Cookies 67800 Mall Ring Rd. 740-695-4900
Outback Steakhouse 50575 Valley Frontage Rd. 740-699-0737
Papa D’s Pizza 165 E. Main St. 740-695-3595
Undo’s St. Clairsville 51130 National Rd. 740-695-8888
Osaka Japanese Steakhouse 67800 Mall Ring Rd. 740-695-2188
Red Lobster 50740 Valley Center Blvd. 740-699-0344
Panera Bread 67800 Mall Ring Rd. 740-695-7445
West Texas Road House 50880 National Rd. 740-695-6611
Subway 67800 Mall Ring Rd. 740-526-0822
Steak ‘n Shake 50840 Valley Frontage Rd. 740-699-2812
Pizza Hut 51338 National Rd. E. 740-695-5618
Wen Wu Buffet Plaza West, 107 Plaza Dr. Suite Q 740-695-6688
OHIO VALLEY PLAZA
Pizza Shack 111 Woodrow Ave. 740-695-4244
Zhuzi 67965 Mall Ring Rd. 740-695-5518
Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar 50655 Valley Frontage Rd. 740-695-8440
Subway (inside Walmart) 50739 Valley Plaza Dr. 740-526-5060
Pizza Milano 147 E. Main St. 740-695-2088
INSIDE OHIO VALLEY MALL
Arby’s 50560 Valley Center Blvd. 740-695-7942
Taco Bell 50737 Valley Frontage Rd. 740-695-1190
Auntie Anne’s 67800 Mall Ring Rd. 740-526-1191
Burger King 50660 Valley Center Blvd. 740-695-0560
Bubble World 67800 Mall Rd. 606-207-9589
Eat ‘n Park 50620 Valley Plaza Dr. 740-695-5507
Tlaquepaque Mexican Grill & Restaurant 50601 Valley Plaza Dr. 740-695-2560
Fabio’s Pizza 67800 Mall Ring Rd. 740-695-9196
Honey Baked Ham & Café 50609 Valley Plaza Dr. 740-699-0393
Garfield’s Restaurant & Pub 67800 Mall Ring Rd. 740-699-4778
King Buffet 50637 Valley Plaza Dr. 740-699-0355
Starbucks 67800 Mall Ring Rd. 740-526-0365 Starbucks (Inside Krogers) 50789 Valley Plaza Dr. 740-695-7164
Wendy’s 50707 Valley Frontage Rd. 740-695-0018
Yorkville Bakery 618 Public Rd. 740-859-1111
We Know You’ll Love It!!!
896 National Rd Bridgeport, OH 43912
BUY • SELL • TRADE INDOOR FLEA MARKET ~ Antiques ~ Furniture ~ Appliances ~ Tools ~ & More We can sell your collections on eBay
450 High St. • Flushing, Oh Tues. -Sat. 10-6 • Sun. 10-4 Closed Monday
every Wed.12-6 & Sat. 10-5 Gran’s Here Selling a wide assortment of locally grown Goodies veggies, fruit, & some baked goods.
Specialty Shops A Taste of the Good Life
Around The World Gourmet 112 2nd Ave. Bellaire • 740-676-6386 Around the World Gourmet manufactures gluten free foods, specializing in gluten free, vegan pizza crusts made with non-GMO and organic ingredients. Beeology Coffee & Bakery Co. 629 E. Main St., Barnesville • NA Beeology Coffee & Breakfast is taking the love of coffee to the next level by roasting our own beans and providing a variety of bakery items to pair with your coffee. The Fat Apple 225 Main St., Bridgeport • 740-298-6770 The Fat Apple offers over 45 gourmet caramel apple flavors, chocolate covered strawberries, nostalgic candies, speciality cakes, pies, breads, Amish foods, cookies, three layer cake slices, chocolates, custom character apples, and more.
Flatiron Coffee Co. (Inside Three Labs Salvage) 142 W. Main St. St. Clairsville • 304-905-8121 We are a coffee shop that is committed to fostering great conversation. We serve high quality freshly roasted coffee, tea, and food.
Unique Treats By Jacquie 3050 Belmont St., Bellaire • 304-280-8863 The Valley’s original gourmet caramel apple specialist with over 30 flavors and a variety of sweet desserts. Savory items are available Wednesday-Friday. Fresh, grab ‘n go donuts are offered daily.
Kirke’s Homemade Ice Cream 50525 Rehm Rd., St. Clairsville • (740) 695-4200 Family-owned and operated since 1992, Kirke’s offers over 40 flavors of homemade ice cream. The shop is closed from November-March, but you can pick up a half gallon of your favorite flavor at nearby Porterfield’s Drive Thru.
Vino Di Piccin Winery & Tasting House 55155 National Rd., Lansing • 740-738-0261 Vino di Piccin Winery & Tasting House is a family-owned winery in Lansing. Our family has been making wine for generations. Come share our labors of love.
Tina’s Sweet Celebrations 819 S. Zanes Hwy, Martins Ferry • 740-738-0636 This hometown bakery specializes in cookies, cakes, cupcakes, and cheesecakes. They also offer stromboli. Cookies and stromboli are also available in trays.
Yorkville Bakery 618 Public Rd., Yorkville • 740-859-1111 We’re a small-town bakery specializing in custom cakes, cupcakes, cookies, homemade breads, pastries, and more. Be sure to stop in and let us know how we can make your day sweeter.
scrumptiously delicious Bakery & Candy Store
• 10,000 sq. ft. of fun & deliciousness for the whole family • 3 ft. choc. fountain
Open Wednesday-Saturday 10am-6pm
225Main St. • Bridgeport, Ohio
• Watch the gourmet apples being made
• Chocolates, fudge & truffles
• Over 100 different nostalgic candies
• Huge selection of Amish foods
Belmont County Oﬀers Nearly 100 Places to Worship Barnesville Cornerstone Assembly of God 917 Shamrock Dr. • 740-425-2217
Ebenezer Baptist Church 307 Oak St. • 740-484-4369
First Baptist Church SBC 94 Shady Lane • 740-425-2231
First Christian Church of Barnesville 219 West Church St. • 740-425-2480
Church of Christ 235 West Main St. • 740-425-2574
Church of Christ East Main 340 East Main • 740-425-2397
Barnesville Church of the Nazarene 124 South Lincoln Ave. • 740-425-2053
First Presbyterian Church. 124 North Chestnut • 740-425-3144
Barnesville Main Street UMC 230 West Main • 740-425-1196
Barnesville UMC 608 East Main • 740-425-3510
First UMC of Barnesville 123 West Church • 740-425-3245
Sewellsville United Church 68980 Twp Rd. 780 • 740-758-5282
Bellaire Church Alive 52561 Bellaire Key Rd • 740-325-1148 Riverview Bible Church 57890 Moores Run Rd. • 740-635-3942 Sacred Heart Church 54038 St. Mary’s Ave. • 740-676-3277 St.John’s Church Convent 3752 Tall Man Ave. • 740-676-1171 Bellaire Christian Church 3565 Belmont St. • 740-676-3881 Hillcrest Christian Gathering 4296 Franklin St. • 740-676-6280 Christian Church Desciples of Christ 75 East 39th St. • 740-676-9655 Church of Christ 54549 St. Joe Rd. • 740-671-9719 Trinity Episcopal Church 553 43rd St. • 740-676-4472 West Bellaire Methodist Church 56456 Key Bellaire Rd. • 740-676-0230 Faith Fellowship Church 2328 West 23rd St. • 740-676-0057 Bellaire Presbyterian Church 3599 Guernsey St. • 740-676-0872 Coalbrooke Presbyterian Church 53611 Pike St .• 740-676-7768
First United Presbyterian Church 3358 Guernsey St. • 740-676-4483 Rock Hill Presbyterian Church 65975 Patterson Hill Rd. • 740-676-2191 Belmont United Presbyterian Church 52835 Key-Bellaire Rd. • 740-676-8400 First UMC of Bellaire 3402 Guernsey St. • 740-676-3663 Lincoln Ave UMC 3838 Lincoln Ave. • 740-676-5936 Mount Zion UMC 53750 Key-Bellaire Rd. • 740-676-7813 South Bellaire UMC 23rd and Belmont St. • 740-676-1714 United Wesleyan Church 4424 Harrison St. • 740-676-7619 Rock Hill United Presbyterian Church 56224 High Ridge Rd. • 740-676-4912
Belmont Hillcrest Bible Church 101 East Barrister St. • 740-484-1475 Chesnut Level Christian Church 61820 Chesnut Level Rd. • 740-686-2858
Bethesda Church of Christ Hunter 58990 Hunter Rd .• 740-484-1811 South Main Church of Christ 407 South Main St. • 740-484-1194 Church of Nazarene 204 North Main St. • 740-484-1289
Bridgeport Mount Zion Baptist Church 200 Howard St. • 740-635-9555 St. Anthony’s Church Rectory 630 Main St. • 740-635-0283 St. Joseph Church 68210 Neola Ave. • 740-635-0408 St. Paul Lutheran Church 56381 National Rd. • 740-635-2472 Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church 302 Bennet St. • 740-635-1241 TE Church 55505 National Rd. • 740-609-3177 Second Chance Church 53839 National Rd. • 740-635-1130 Colerain Presbyterian Church 71780 Colerain St. • 740-635-1433 Kirkwood Presbyterian Church Lincoln Ave. and Bennet • 740-635-9479 Ohio Valley Unitarian Universalist Congregation 66166 Kirkwood Heights Rd. • 740-671-9240
Alliance 427 High St • 740-968-3911 Trinity Gospel Fellowship 71101 Morristown Flushing Rd • 740-968-0411 Flushing Christian Church 201 High St • 740-968-0461
Family Life Ministry Center 56040 National Rd. • 740-738-0512 Relevant Worship Center 52901 National Rd. • 740-695-7099 Mount Pisgah AME Church Woodrow Ave. • 740-695-3717 Harbor of Hope Assembly of God Rt 9 South & I-70 • 740-695-2922 First Baptist Church 112 Newell Ave. • 740-695-0882 Emanuel Baptist Church SBC 46544 National Rd. • 740-695-2787 Victory Baptist Chapel 67100 Willowgrove Rd. • 740-695-4000 St. Joseph Church 46982 Columbia St. • 740-695-0840 St. Stanislaus Church 71793 Church St. • 740-695-2618 Church of Christ 190 Woodrow Ave • 740-695-3268 Jehoviah’s Witnesses 53025 High Ridge Rd. • 740-695-5314 Christ the King Lutheran Church 250 South Marietta St. • 740-695-1631 St. Nicholas Orthodox Church 70600 Barton Rd. • 740-695-9456 Calvary Presbyterian Church 100 South Marietta St. • 740-695-2521 First Presbyterian Church 110 South Marietta St. • 740-695-0690 East Richland Friends Church 67885 Friends Church Rd. • 740-695-0971 Holloway UMC 403 East Main St. Holloway • 740-968-9088 Maynard United Methodist Church 71480 Maynard Rd. • 740-695-5280 Thoburn United Methodist Church 101 North Market St. • 740-695-0770
Martins Ferry Emanuel Tabernacle 401 Broadway St. • 740-633-1818 New Heart Covenant. 500 North 5th St. • 740-738-0203 Grace Presbyterian Church 7 N. 4th St. • 740-633-2699 Tree of Life Church 801 Virginia St. • 740-738-0706 Trinity Assembly of God 401 Broadway St .• 740-633-5020 First Baptist Church 306 Locust St. • 740-633-9642 St. Mary’s Church 20 North 4th St. • 740-633-1416 First Christian Church of Martins Ferry 710 South Zane Hwy. • 740-633-3615 Church of God 801 Virgina St. • 740-633-5166 Martins Ferry Church of the Nazarene 709 Broadway St. • 740-633-2570 Greek Orthodox Church of the Living-Giving Fountain 314 North 5th St. • 740-633-3707 St. John’s Lutheran Church 40 North 4th St. • 740-633-2263 First Presbyterian Church 400 Walnut St. • 740-633-6107 First UMC 307 Clay St. • 740-633-0510
Morristown Morristown Christian Church Church St. • 740-782-1065
Powhatan Point Church of the Nazarene St Rt 7 • 740-795-5185
Shadyside New Life 365 West 36th St. • 740-676-7750 St. Mary’s Church East 40th St. • 740-676-3282 Shadyside Church of Christ 3821 Leona Ave. • 740-676-3225 First Presbyterian Church 4100 Central Ave. • 740-676-2800
Yorkville St. Lucy’s Church St. Lucy Ave. • 740-859-4244 Kingdom Hall of Jehoviah Witnesses 820 Market St. • 740-859-3314 Yorkville UMC 121 3rd Street • 740-859-6868
IMPORTANT NUMBERS Gourmet Eats & Treats To Tickle Your Taste Buds In Belmont County
Only in Belmont County County Departments
Local Area Chamber of Commerce Offices
County Commissioners Office (740) 699-2155 County Auditors Office (740) 699-2130 Board of Elections (740) 526-0188 Board of Developmental Disabilities (740) 695-0407 Clerk of Courts (740) 699-2169 Community Improvement Corporation (740) 695-9678 Title Office (740) 695-5406 Common Pleas Court (740) 695-2121 Juvenile Court (740) 699-2141 Port Authority (740) 695-4397 Probate Court (740) 699-2144 Prosecutors Office (740) 699-2771 Recorder (740) 699-2140 Engineer (740) 699-2160 Sheriff (740) 695-7933 Treasurer (740) 699-2145
Barnesville Area Chamber of Commerce (740) 425-4300 Bridgeport Chamber of Commerce (740) 635-3377 Martins Ferry Area Chamber of Commerce (740) 633-2565 Saint Clairsville Area Chamber of Commerce (740) 695-9623 Shadyside Chamber of Commerce (740) 676-5972
Belmont Co. Emergency Management Agency (740) 695-5984 Belmont Co. 911 Center (740) 699-0425 Belmont Co. Jail (740) 695-2121 Barnesville Police Dept. (740) 425-1976 Barnesville Fire Dept. (740) 425-3054 Barton Fire Dept. (740) 695-3029 Bellaire Police Dept. (740) 676-3322 Bellaire Fire Dept. (740) 325-1848 Bethesda Police Dept. (740) 484-4009 Bethesda Fire Dept. (740) 484-4355 Belmont Volunteer Fire Dept. (740) 484-1154 Bridgeport Police Dept. (740) 635-9999 Brookside Fire Dept. (740) 635-1997 Centerville Fire Dept. (740) 686-2150 Cumberland Trail Fire Dept. (740) 695-5147 Flushing Fire Dept. (740) 968-4700 Wolfhurst Fire Dept. (740) 635-3192 Lafferty Fire Dept. (740) 968-3016 Martins Ferry Police Dept. (740) 633-2121 Martins Ferry Fire Dept. (740) 633-9150 Maynard Fire Dept. (740) 699-4929 Neffs Fire Dept. (740) 676-5563 Shadyside Police Dept. (740) 676-4023 Shadyside Fire Dept. (740) 676-1910 Somerton Fire Dept. (740) 757-2565 Smith Twp. Fire Dept. (740) 686-2150 St. Clairsville Police Dept. (740) 695-0123 Sunset Heights Fire Dept. (740) 635-0093
Municipalities Village of Barnesville – Mayor Dale Bunting (740) 425-3444 Village of Bellaire – Mayor Vince DeFabrizio (740) 676-6539 Village of Belmont - Mayor Ron Woods (740) 484-1154 Village of Bethesda – Mayor Samantha Burkhead (740) 484-1250 Village of Bridgeport – Mayor (740) 635-1244 Village of Flushing – Mayor Angelo Vincenzo (740) 968-3123 City of Martins Ferry - Mayor John Davies (740) 633-2876 Village of Morristown - Mayor Heather Stitt (740) 782-1250 Village of Powhatan Point - Mayor Jeff Haught (740) 795-4201 Village of Shadyside -Mayor Robert Newhart (740) 676-5972 City of St. Clairsville -Mayor Kathryn Thalman (740) 695-1324 Village of Yorkville -Mayor Dana Brown (740) 859-2947
Education Barnesville Exempted Village School District (740) 425-3615 Bellaire Local Schools (740) 676-1826 Belmont Career Center (740) 695-9130 Bridgeport Exempted Village School District (740) 635-0613 East Richland Christian School (740) 695-2005 Martins Ferry School District (740) 633-1732 Olney Friends Boarding School (740) 425-3655 St. Clairsville-Richland City Schools (740) 695-1624 St. John’s Grade School (740) 676-2620 St, Mary’s Central School (740) 695-3189 Shadyside Local School District (740) 676-9669 Union Local School District (740) 782-1978
Higher Education Belmont College (740) 695-9500 Ohio University Eastern (740) 695-1720
Area Hospitals East Ohio Regional Hospital (740) 633-1100 WVU Medicine Barnesville Hospital (740) 425-3941
Surrounding Convention & Visitors Bureaus
Cambridge/Guernsey County VCB 627 Wheeling Avenue, Cambridge, OH 43725 • 800-933-5480 www.visitguernseycounty.com Guernsey County is just 40 miles west on I70 from St. Clairsville. Greater Moundsville Convention & Visitors Bureau 801 Jefferson Ave, Moundsville, WV 26041 • 304-810-4435 www.visitmoundsville.com Moundsville located across the Ohio River from southern Belmont County, offers a plethora of museums, attractions and historic sites. Visitors from everywhere come to enjoy our uniqueness. They come to see the sights, learn about America’s heritage and find some new thrills! Harrison County Visitor Center 143 S Main Street, Cadiz, OH 43907 • 740-942-1102 www.visitharrisoncounty.com Harrison County borders Belmont County to the north via S.R. 9 and U.S. Route 250. Harrison County has a variety of things to see and do and a wonderful mix of the past and present. Noble County Chamber of Commerce & Visitor Center P O Box 41, 508 Main St., Caldwell, OH 43724 • 740-732-7715 www.noblecountychamber.com Caldwell and Belle Valley I77 exits offer easy access to the Big Muskie Bucket, Thorla-McKee Oil Well (North America's first oil well), Historic Jail Musuem and Wolf Run State Park. Your “Me Time” is waiting...for you! In Noble County, Ohio.
Monroe County Arts & Visitor Center 118 S. Paul St., Woodsfield, OH 43793 • 740-472-4848 www.monroecountyohio.com Cultivating Unity Through Creative Expression - the Monroe Arts Center is also the Monroe Tourism Center. Open Tues. and Friday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. It also features the work of 15-plus local artisans in the Creative Expressions Gift Shop, hosts a variety of art exhibits, musical programs and educational workshops. It is located in downtown Woodsfield, in the heart of Monroe County. Since its opening in 2014, the Center has hosted a variety of art, photography, student art and musical art exhibits and activities. The Monroe Arts Council continues to promote and develop the talents and heritage of local residents. Steubenville & Jefferson County Visitors Center 120 South Third Street, Steubenville, OH 43952 • 866-301-1787 www.visitsteubenville.com Steubenville/Jefferson County Visitors Center, as part of the Ohio River Scenic Byway, is located north of Belmont County. Enjoy the annual Nutcracker Village and Advent Market, a holiday attraction (mid-November to mid-January). Wheeling, Ohio County Convention & Visitors Bureau 1401 Main Street • Wheeling, WV 26003 • 1-800-828-3097 www.visitwheelingwv.com Wheeling, WV is nestled on the banks of the Ohio River which boarders Belmont County. Wheeling is rich in history and bursting with activities for both young and old.
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