Introduction to Martins Ferry, Ohio
Martins Ferry, Ohio, in Belmont county, is 45 miles SW of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The city is part of the Wheeling metropolitan statistical area.
Martins Ferry History
Martins Ferry, which is the oldest permanent settlement in Ohio, was settled in 1779. Then a town, Martins Ferry was disbanded twice before it was permanently established in 1785. The town was redesigned by Ebenezer Martin who was the son of one of the earliest settlers, Absalom Martin. The place has been named and renamed a number of times before it became Martin's Ferry. This name refers to the ferry service operated by Ebenezer Martin. Some of the earlier names of the city include Hoglinstown, Norristown and Martinsville.
Martins Ferry and Nearby Attractions
- Andy Warhol Museum
- West Virginia Independence Hall
- Barkcamp State Park
- National Aviary
- Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium
- Hidden Valley
Things To Do In Martins Ferry
There are many things to do and places to go to in and around Martins Ferry. The Andy Warhol Museum, the Old Economy Village and Fort Pitt Museum are some of the museums in the area. Historic sites like West Virginia Independence Hall and West Virginia Penitentiary are also situated nearby. A number of parks including Barkcamp State Park, Hillman State Park and Raccoon Creek State Park are also located convenintly. A major attraction near Martins Ferry is the National Aviary, which houses several endangered birds, and more than 600 exotic birds.
Martins Ferry Transportation
Air transportation is available from Pittsburgh International Airport.
Martins Ferry Higher Education
Colleges nearby include Belmont Technical College, Bethany College and Franciscan University of Steubenville.