Start My Family Tree Welcome to Geni, home of the world's largest family tree.
Join Geni to explore your genealogy and family history in the World's Largest Family Tree.

Project Tags

view all

Profiles

  • Pvt. Samuel T. Day, Jr. (1766 - 1854)
    Biography Pvt. Samuel T. Day, Jr. was born on December 13, 1766 in Morris County, Morris County, New Jersey, United States. His parents were Samuel T. Day, Sr. and Abigail Day . He was a Farmer and R...
  • Ann M. Askew (1819 - 1889)
  • Rev. Samuel Stephen Mattingly (1837 - 1898)
    Rev. Samuel Stephen Mattingly (1837-1898) was born August 10, 1837 in Cumberland MD, the son of Ann Nancy (Timmonds) and Baptist Mattingly. He was baptized August 15, 1837. Samuel was the great grandso...
  • William English (1807 - 1857)
    Needs more information.

Please add profiles for those who were born, lived or died in Belmont County, Ohio.

Official Website

History

Belmont County was authorized in 1801 by the Northwest Territorial legislature, with area partitioned from Jefferson and Washington counties. Its area was reduced in 1810 when area was ceded for the formation of Guernsey and again in 1813 for the formation of Monroe counties. It has retained its boundaries unchanged since 1813. In 1815 its government was organized, with Saint Clairsville named as the county seat.

Belmont is the French term for "beautiful mountain". Settlers migrating westward followed Zane's Trace through the county. Later, the National Road was built through the county.

Quakers were among the county's first settlers. Many of these people would become outspoken critics of slavery, including famous abolitionist Benjamin Lundy.

Adjacent Counties

Cities, Towns & Communities

  • Alledonia
  • Anvil
  • Armstrong's Mills
  • Badgertown
  • Bannock
  • Barnesville
  • Barton
  • Bellaire
  • Belmont
  • Bethesda
  • Blaine
  • Boston
  • Bridgeport
  • Brookside
  • Businessburg
  • Captina
  • Centerville
  • Colerain
  • Crescent
  • Dilles Bottom
  • Egypt
  • Fairpoint
  • Fairview
  • Farmington
  • Flushing
  • Glencoe
  • Goshen
  • Hendrysburg
  • Holloway
  • Hunter
  • Jacobsburg
  • Key
  • Kirkwood
  • Lafferty
  • Lamira
  • Lansing
  • Lloydsville
  • Martins Ferry
  • Maynard
  • McClainville
  • Mead
  • Morristown
  • Neffs
  • Pease
  • Pleasant Grove
  • Powhatan Point
  • Pultney
  • Richland
  • Riverview
  • Sewellsville
  • Shadyside
  • Smith
  • Somerset
  • Somerton
  • St. Clairsville (County Seat)
  • Steinersville
  • Stewartsville
  • Tacoma
  • Temperanceville
  • Union
  • Uniontown
  • Warnock
  • Warren
  • Washington
  • Wayne
  • Wheeling
  • Wilson
  • Wolfhurst
  • York
  • Yorkville

Links

Wikipedia

The B & O Railroad Viaduct

Barnesville Petroglyph

The Blaine Hill Bridge

The Brick Tavern Inn

The Concord Hicksite Friends Meeting House

Olney Friends School

The Frasier Houses

Great Western Schoolhouse

The Imperial Glass Co.

The James Kinney Farmstead

The Joseph Kirkwood House

The Opatrny Village Site

Rock Hill Presbyterian Church

The Dr. Lindley Schooley House & Office

The Tower Site

The Zweig Building