County Information, Belmont County

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PARENT COUNTY: Jefferson, Washington

COUNTY SEAT: St. Clairsville

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Belmont County Probate Court
101 Main St.
St. Clairsville, OH 43950-1224

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

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

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.


Surrounded By

NORTHWEST by Harrison County
NORTHEAST by Jefferson County
EAST by State of West Virginia
SOUTH by Morgan County
SOUTHWEST by Noble County
WEST by Guernsey County


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