Steubenville, OH (1797 - present fort, mill, & railroad town with lots of history)
Classification: historic town
Location: City of Steubenville, Jefferson County - On US Rt. 22
This historical town is the county seat of Jefferson County and was the start of Ohio. Steubenville is located along the Ohio River in Southeast Ohio and is nicknamed the City of Murals. The city got this nickname because of the 7 historical markers & 22 city murals, along with many other attractions that memorialize famous events or people that have history with the city. Steubenville was platted in 1797 by Bezaleel Wells and James Ross. They named it after Fort Steuben, which is a famous attraction to visit in Steubenville today. The city's post office opened in 1802, one of the earliest in Ohio. It also had 10 different railroad stations, none of which are existing today. There were 15 schools; 9 that have been demolished, 1 that burnt down, & 5 that are closed and abandoned.