Introduction to St. Clairsville, Ohio
St. Clairsville, Ohio, in Belmont county, is 53 miles SW of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The city is located in the Wheeling metropolitan area.
St. Clairsville History
The community of St. Clairsville, which was established in 1801, was named in honor of the governor of the Northwest Territory, Arthur St. Clair. By 1840, the city had several newspapers, stores, and churches, but growth slowed during the 19th century. St. Clairsville is the seat of Belmont County, and is also the second largest community in the county. It is nicknamed "Paradise on the Hill."
St. Clairsville and Nearby Attractions
- West Virginia Independence Hall
- Old Economy Village
- National Road Bikeway
- National Aviary
- Barkcamp State Park
Things To Do In St. Clairsville
The National Road Bikeway is a popular attraction in St. Clairsville. Stretching across more than 7 miles, this bike path features two nature trails and a gazebo, and also has a rail tunnel. West Virginia Independence Hall, J.E. Reeves Victorian Home and Carriage House Museum, West Virginia Penitentiary, Zoar Village, Pennsylvania Trolley Museum and Old Economy Village are some of the museums and historic sites near the city. Activities like camping, boating, swimming and hiking can be enjoyed at the Barkcamp State Park. St. Clairsville also offers easy access to the National Aviary which is home to over 600 endangered and exotic birds. The Ohio Valley Mall is a popular shopping center in the city. Jamboree in the Hills, one of the Mid-West's largest country music concerts, is hosted in Morristown, near St. Clairsville. The city also organizes the Belmont County Fair in September every year.
St. Clairsville Transportation
Air transportation is available from Pittsburgh International Airport.
St. Clairsville Higher Education
St. Clairsville is home to the Belmont Technical College, and Ohio University-Eastern Campus. Bethany College, West Virginia Northern Community College and West Liberty State College are close by.