Jefferson County

Tourism and Lifestyle

Steubenville is now considered a suburb of Pittsburgh as a result of new bridge and highway construction connecting the two cities. These infrastructure investments opened the door to make Steubenville a small town with many cosmopolitan amenities.

Recreation and Attractions

Entertainment, Shopping and Festivals


Visitor Information

Convention & Visitors Bureaus: Steubenville Convention & Visitors Bureau
120 South Third Street
Steubenville, OH 43952
Phone: (740) 283-4935
Toll Free: 1-800-510-4442
Fax: (740) 283-5035

Distance From Major Cities




Brush Creek Wildlife Area

6 miles SE of Salineville off of CR 55

Brush Creek is a rugged 4,131 acres wildlife area six miles southeast of Salineville. The deeply dissected terrain is composed of broad ridges with steep slopes which descend to the narrow valley floor of Brush Creek. Elevations vary from 760 to 1,360 feet above mean sea level. Second growth hardwoods occupy 80 percent of the area. Oak and hickory dominate the ridge tops and upper slopes. Maple, beech, elm, ash, and tulip poplar are found in the coves and lower slopes. Open fields and shrubby coverts are confined primarily to the flatter ridge tops and the valley floor. Hiking, fishing, and hunting are common activists at Brush Creek.

Austin Lake Park & Campground

1002 Twp. Hwy. 285A (740) 544-5253

Austin Lake Park & Campground, nestled in the scenic hills of the Ohio Valley, consists of 1,300 acres of outdoor activates. Special features include wakeboarding, slalom course, and water skiing. The park is open year round.

Franciscan University of Steubenville

Supervisor: Mary Hamilton 330-602-4071?

Franciscan University of Steubenville is a private Catholic institution founded in 1946. The university offers quality academic programs that combine academic challenge, career preparation, and spiritual growth for both undergraduate and graduate students.

Historic Fort Steuben

PO Box 1787 (740) 264-6303

Old Fort Steuben is an 18th century fort reconstructed on the original site overlooking the Ohio River. Built to protect surveyors who were laying out the Seven Ranges of the Northwest Territory, the fort housed 150 soldiers and now provides an authentic experience of military life in the wilderness of Ohio. The fort hosts an archaeology dig and the annual Fort Steuben Festival the third weekend in June.

Jefferson Lake State Park

501 TWSP RD 261A (740) 765-4459

Jefferson Lake State Park was developed on 962 acres in the valley of the Town Fork of Yellow Creek. There is a family camping area suitable for tents and trailers offering 97 non-electric sites. The park offers boating, swimming, picnicking, fishing, hunting, and hiking trails.

Belleview Municipal Golf Course

920 Brady Ave. (740) 283-6127

Founded in 1927, the Bellview Park Golf Course offers the public 9-holes of golf and a pro shop.

Fernwood State Forest

2205 Reiser Ave. SE (330) 339-2205

Fernwood State Forest is a 3,023 acres park located southwest of Steubenville, north of SR 151. Before the state purchased the land in 1961, a large portion of the land had been strip mined for coal. Following the state?s acquisition, reforestation and installation of recreation facilities has made the area a great place for outdoor recreation. Today, the park offers camping, hunting, fishing, hiking, and an interpretive nature trail.


Friends Meeting House State Memorial

State Route 150 & State Route 647 (740) 769-2199

The Friends Meeting House State Memorial is a three-story brick building erected in Mount Pleasant in 1814. The house was the first yearly Quaker meeting house west of the Alleghenies. Today, the house is a showcase of period and original furnishings.

Hidden Hollow Campground

Fernwood State Forest (330) 339-2205

Hidden Hollow Campground, with 22 family campsites, is equipped with picnic tables, fire rings and vault latrines. Campers must provide their own water. Campers must select a site; a forest officer will issue permits, and familiarize visitors with camping regulations.

Spring Hills Golf Course

S.R. 43 99 Corder Drive (740) 543-3270

Established in 1967, Spring Hill Golf Club is a public golf course. The club offers 18-holes of golf and a pro shop.

Steubenville "City of Murals"

downtown Steubenville (740) 283-4935

Steubenville's rich history is painted on outside walls in larger-than-life proportions. Instead of turning the pages of a book, visitors need only turn a corner to come face to face with stories of the past. There are twenty-five murals painted in Downtown Steubenville and Hollywood Plaza, including the mural of Steubenville celebrity, Dean Martin. Tour maps available at Steubenville City Visitors Bureau office.

Hamilton-Ickes House

The Hamilton-Ickes house was built by Thomas Hamilton around 1840 using the Italianate and Greek Revival architectural style. The home was built for John Ickes as a single dwelling and several other buildings were constructed for secondary uses. The entire site, including 49 acres and 4 buildings, are listed on the Register of Historic Places.

Hodgen's Cemetery Mound

The Hodgen's Cemetery Mound, also known as the Titltonsville Cemetery Mound, is a conical mound in 13 ft. high and 80 ft. in diameter. The prehistoric Adena culture built this structure as a funerary monument. The Hodgen's Cemetery Mound was accidentally revealed as a burial mound by erosion and has never been excavated. Its significance is enhanced by its relatively undisturbed integrity and was entered on the National Register of Historic Places on 9-25-1975.

Speedway Mound

The Speedway Mound was built during the Woodland Period of prehistory. It is located in an inconvientient location for protecting sensitive prehistoric features, behind the Speedway in Warrenton. Therefore, the mound has be listed with the National Register of Historic Places to protect the potential information that future research of the mound might reveal.


First Federal Land Office

3rd and Adams Streets (740) 264-4534

The First Federal Land Office of the United States was built in 1801and served as the home of the area's first land agent David Hoge. On the grounds is the massive 2? ton bell from the Jefferson County Courthouse. Located next to Old Fort Steuben at 3rd & Adams Streets.

Benjamin Lundy House

Union Street

Benjamin Lundy House is known as the "Father of Abolitionism" for his involvement in the abolishment of slavery. In 1815 he formed an anti-slavery society called the Union Humane Society, which grew from six to near five hundred members, and wrote an appeal to philanthropists throughout the Union to organize similar cooperating societies.