Introduction to Belpre, Ohio
Belpre, Ohio, in Washington county, is 64 miles N of Charleston, West Virginia (center to center) and 89 miles SE of Columbus, Ohio. The city, which is in the Parkersburg - Marietta area, has 6,660 residents.
Belpre is situated in Washington county, Ohio. Originally called Belle Prairie or "Beautiful Prairie", the city’s existence is linked to the Ohio River. The earliest settlers journeyed down the river and made Belpre the second American settlement in 1789. Belpre has grown steadily over the years with businesses such as truck farming and plastics anchoring the economy during the 1950s and 1960s.
Belpre and Nearby Attractions
- Campus Martius Museum
- Blennerhassett Island Historical Park
- Forked Run State Park
- Hocking Valley Scenic Railway
Things To Do In Belpre
Several museums near Belpre include the Campus Martius Museum, the West Virginia State Farm Museum, and the Ohio River Museum. Parks nearby include Forked Run State Park that offers opportunities for fishing, swimming, and boating. Strouds Run State Park, North Bend State Park, and Burr Oak State Park are also nearby. A visit to the site of Hocking Valley Scenic Railway may be planned.
Flights are available from Mid-Ohio Valley Regional Airport.
Belpre Higher Education
West Virginia University, Hocking Technical College, and Ohio University are located near the city of Belpre.