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Welcome to
Jefferson County, Ohio!

Years and years of history, just waiting for us to discover

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Visit the library to view
our collection of images.

Hundreds of images dating back to the early 1900's.

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Fill out the online
Research Request Form

Do you live out-of-town and need assistance?

Museum & Library

Come visit our historic location on Franklin Ave to learn more about Jefferson County, Ohio! We are open between March and November: Wednesday – Thursday, 10 am – 3 pm.

Host an Event

Our 19th century home is available for rent at any time or season for parties, baby showers, and more. We also offer private tours with one of our experienced historians.


Do you recognize this photo? It’s Steubenville’s Grand Theater on 4th Street. Visit our gallery to view more or come to our Museum and Library to view our extensive collection.

Historical Articles & Latest News

Court Houses

The following is copied from the 1897 Centennial Souvenir, page 26....

Emma Carter Sharpe Zeis

(Original owner of the JCHA Museum and Library) Emma Carter was...