Civil War General Sheridan's statue is seen in Somerset's Pigfoot Square in Perry County
The National Forest Covered Bridge Scenic Byway follows State Route 26 from Marietta to Woodsfield, Ohio. For most of its length, it parallels the Little Muskingum River. The scenic byway traverses some of Ohio's most beautiful countryside and many choose to stop along its route, to camp and savor the natural beauty of this area.
Meigs County is full of golden opportunities for outdoor enthusiasts, music lovers, locavores, and historians. Major attractions include Forked Run State Park, Shade River State Forest, Meigs County Museum, Buffington Island State Park (the site of the only Civil War battle fought in Ohio), the state's oldest standing courthouse at Chester and the Pomeroy historic district.
Robbins Crossing in Athens County is a collection of original log cabins built by settlers of the Valley in the 1850s. These cabins were donated by landowners, and carefully dismantled at their original locations. The cabins were then reassembled at Robbins Crossing to form what might have been a typical village for the settlers.
An oasis from the everyday, Athens County was called one of the "Top 12 Great Places You've Never Heard Of" by Mother Earth News in 2006. Just over an hour from Columbus, and three from Cincinnati and Pittsburgh, PA, Athens County is on the way to just about anywhere.