Kay and Maggie's World of the West Virginia Panhandle

Belmont County, Ohio

Background created from the above 1910 Postcard of Carnegie 
Steel Works, Bellaire, O.

Background created from the above 1910 Postcard
of Carnegie Steel Works, Bellaire, O.

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AKA Places to Seek Your Ancestors

Courthouse & Health Departments

Belmont County Courthouse
101 W Main St
St Clairsville, OH 43950

Belmont County Health Dept
68501 Bannock Rd (State Route 331)
St Clairsville, OH 43950

Martins Ferry Health Department
City Building
Martins Ferry, OH 43935

Bellaire Health Department
City Building
Bellaire, OH 43906

Libraries & Genealogical Societies

St Clairsville Library
108 W Main St
St Clairsville, OH 43950
The Cumberland Trial Genealogical
Society supports their Genealogy
Research Room

Cumberland Trail Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 576
St. Clairesville, OH 43905
740-695-1355 or 740-676-4132
Email: CTGS@aol.com

Belmont County Chapter, OGS
P. O. Box 285
Barnesville, OH 43713-0285

Barnesville Hutton Memorial Library
308 E. Main Street
Barnesville, OH 43713
Repository for research materials
collected by Belmont Co. Chaper OGS

Bellaire Public Library
Mellott Memorial Building
32nd & Guernsey Streets
Bellaire, OH 43906

Martins Ferry Public Library
20 South 5th Street
Martins Ferry, OH 43935

Other Information

Belmont County was the ninth county to be formed from the Northwest Territory by Governor Arthur St. Clair. Its name comes from the French, meaning "beautiful mountain" and refers to the beautiful scenery.

The county seat of Belmont County is St. Clairesville, Benjamin Lundy, a Quaker who organized the first abolition group, made his home there.

The main industries include; metals, mining, stone-clay-glass, machinery, transportation equipment, food, apparel, galvanized sheet metal, pipe couplings, glass products, and dairy products.

Probate Court has birth, death, marriage, & probate records; Clerk of Courts has divorce & civil court records from 1820; County Health Department has burial records.

Informational Links

Bibliography (Includes detailed sources for all the information on this and the connected pages.)
Vital Statistics (Includes Birth, Death, Marriage, Divorce, Land, Will & Estate Records.) This is an area that explains where to look for vital records in the state of Ohio.
Favorite Genealogy Web Links
Ohio Network of American History and Research Centers (This is a descriptiong of the central storage places for groups of Ohio counties.)
Ohio Migration Trails
Ohio County Information Page
Individual Ohio County Selection Table
Maggie's World of Courthouse Dust & Genealogy Fever
Ohio County Courthouse Project
OHGenWeb Archives
OHGenWeb Clickable Map

1895 Map of Belmont County, Ohio
Map modified with permission
of Ray Sterner from

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