The Geographer of the United States led a
team of surveyors through this area, the first part of the Northwest
Territory to be systematically surveyed.
Bezaleel Wells established Steubenville, one
of the earliest towns in the region.
Quakers built the Ohio Yearly Meeting House
in Mt. Pleasant, Jefferson County. The large structure can hold
more than 2,000 people.
George Armstrong Custer born in New Rumley,
Harrison County. He was a union general in the Civil War. Indians
defeated and killed Custer at the Battle of the Little Bighorn
The family of the "Fighting McCooks"
served in the Civil War. Two brothers, from Carroll and Jefferson
Counties, and their 13 sons fought for the union: four died in
battle, seven became generals.
Abundant coal supplies spurred the growth
of industry in the region, especially glass, iron, and steel.
Steel making is a major industry to this day.
The East Liverpool, Columbiana County, potteries
were at their peak. The industry declined after the Great Depression
of 1929-1939, but lives on at the Ohio Historical Society's
Museum of Ceramics.