Many of the County Links
on the left will keep you specifically in or near Lisbon and Columbiana County, Ohio.
The area has a rich heritage and has played an important role in the history of the country from the very earliest times. Indian Trails crossed the land. The very point of the beginning of the Northwest Territory is located at the state line between Ohio and Pennsylvania. It was at that point on September 30, 1785 that the survey of the seven ranges of the territory began. The survey line is called the Geographer's Line in honor of Thomas Hutchins, the first Geographer of the United States appointed by President George Washington.
While much of the county is rural, the county sits in a great industrial area and is a great manufacturing center. In 1978 the Little Beaver Creek was designated as a Wild and Scenic River. The park offers primitive camping, fishing, boating, hiking and a trip back in time to the mid 1800's with the canal locks, the covered bridges, the restored buildings and Gaston Mill.
Since the 1960's much has been done within the county to maintain and preserve the scenic beauty and heritage of this important county in the Northwest Territory. Old mills and covered bridges still dot the landscape. Groups preserve and promote the earlier times. Festivals held throughout the year attract many visitors and help recall those times. History buffs have much interest in the county.
Each of the communities takes pride in its heritage. There are museums and period houses, which offer an appreciation of the historical tradition of the county. Several places within the county are designated as Historic Landmarks and are on the National Register. While the county is rich in history, it boasts a modern highway system and looks to a bright future using its people and its many natural resources.