St. Clairsville, Ohio

Belmont County

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St. Clairsville is a city in Belmont County, Ohio, United States. It is statistically part of the metropolitan area of Wheeling (West Virginia) and the county seat ( county seat ) of Belmont County.

Geography

St. Clairsville is located about 105 kilometers east of Pittsburgh and 195 kilometers west of Columbus. The Ohio River is located about 20 km east of the city and is easily reached via Interstate 70 between Columbus and Pittsburgh, the south passes by the city and crossed the Ohio River at Wheeling. Other major roads are U.S. 40 and Ohio Route 9, crossing at St. Clairsville. The city owns the Alderman Airport an airport, another more achievable from here airfield is the Bradfield Airport in Barnesville.

St. Clairsville has several schools, here the Belmont Technical College and the Eastern campus of Ohio University are beyond.

Near St. Clairsville hosts the annual Jamboree in the Hills instead, one of the biggest festivals in the country states. The four-day event attracts every year more than 100,000 visitors.

Population

At the 2000 census the population was 5,057 inhabitants. Almost 95 % of the population were white, 3% African- American and slightly more than 1 % Asian, the remaining share belonged to different ethnic groups. The per capita income was 23 416 U.S. dollars, slightly less than 7 % of the population lived below the poverty line.

History

1796 David Newell founded in Belmont County, a settlement on a hill, which was called Newellstown. 1803 Newellstown was Arthur St. Clair, the General had been in the War of Independence and President of the Continental Congress, renamed St. Clairsville. St. Clair County Belmont was founded on September 7, 1801.

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