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February 3, 2011 William Pittenger of Jefferson County was the fifth recipient of the Congressional Medal of Honor. It was presented to him in 1863 for his participation in Andrew’s Raid during the Civil War. more »»

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February 2, 2011 The Mingo Indians tribe, from which Mingo Junction takes its name, was originally called Menagwe. These Native Americans were a tribe of wandering Iroquois. more »»

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February 1, 2011 The property that is now Alexander Manor subdivision in Steubenville was formerly called Butte Field and was used for circuses, rodeos, dog races, stock car racing and as an airstrip. more »»

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January 31, 2011 Jefferson County was created on July 29, 1797, by proclamation of Arthur St. more »»

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January 30, 2011 McIntyre, located in Wayne Township, was settled in 1829 as the first free African-American community in Ohio. more »»

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January 27, 2011 The Fort Steuben Hotel took five years to build and was completed in 1925. It is now Fort Steuben Apartments Senior Housing. more »»

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January 26, 2011 The Henry Crew House in Richmond, built in 1826, is the oldest brick building in the town and served as a stop on the Underground Railroad. more »»

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January 25, 2011 The Ohio Room at the Schiappa Branch of the Public Library of Steubenville and Jefferson County houses the library’s local history and genealogy department and is a treasure trove of local history,... more »»

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January 24, 2011 Local history resources in the Ohio Room of the Schiappa Branch of the Public Library of Steubenville and Jefferson County include photographs, census records, military records, city records, histor... more »»

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January 23, 2011 In the early 1800s, Steubenville was the wool manufacturing center of the United States. Merino sheep brought from Spain provided the wool for the factory that was located on Market Street. more »»

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January 22, 2011 Jefferson County’s only covered bridge is located near Richmond on county Road 56 and is called the David E. Hindman Memorial Bridge. more »»

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January 20, 2011 In 1806, salt water was discovered in Irondale, and eventually three wells were built that put out five to six barrels of salt each day. more »»

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January 19, 2011 The Schiappa Branch of the Public Library of Steubenville and Jefferson County has a cafe area with access to vending machines with coffee, other beverages and snacks. more »»

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January 18, 2011 Steubenville Pottery was established in 1879 and was organized by 25 people. The $25,000 needed to start the venture was raised in one month. more »»

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January 15, 2011 The Public Library of Steubenville and Jefferson County has a total of 55 computers for public use at the various branches throughout the county. more »»

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January 14, 2011 The Village of Yorkville is located partly in Jefferson County and partly in Belmont County. more »»

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January 13, 2011 The Market Street Bridge originally opened as a toll bridge in 1905... more »»

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January 12, 2011 In 1924 Florence Spaulding of Jefferson County became Ohio’s first woman to be elected as county commissioner. more »»

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January 11, 2011 Dillonvale was named after a Mr. Dillon, who was an official with the Wheeling and Lake Erie Railroad. more »»

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January 10, 2011 Documents show that at least 280 coal mines were once in operation in Jefferson County. more »»

 
 
 

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