Steubenville, OH (1797 - present fort, mill, & railroad town with lots of history)
Classification: historic town
Location: City of Steubenville, Jefferson County - On US 22
Steubenville is located along the Ohio River and is nicknamed the City Of Murals. It acquired the nickname because of the 22 murals around town. Steubenville was platted in 1797 by Bezaleel Wells & James Ross. They named it after Fort Steuben, which is a one of many local attractions to visit. The town's post office opened in 1802, the year before the state was formed. It also had 10 different railroad stations, none of which exist today. There were 15 schools, 9 that have been demolished, one lost to a fire, & 5 are closed and abandoned.