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Barnesville is a village in western Belmont County. It was named after its founder, James Barnes.


Downtown Barnesville

Get in[edit]

Map of Barnesville (Ohio)

State Route 800 runs through the town north and south. It connects to Interstate 70 six miles north of the town. State Route 147 runs roughly east and west through the town.

Get around[edit]

There is no public transportation. Driving or walking across Barnesville is quick and easy.


The old railway depot
  • Dickinson Cattle Company, 35500 Muskrat Road (Located on State Route 800 north of Barnesville, between the village and Interstate 70), +1 740 758-5050. M-Sa 10AM-5PM, Sunday 1PM-6PM during the summer. A 4,500 acre ranch built on reclaimed strip mine. Home of up to 1,500 registered Dutch buelingo, Texas longhorn, and African watusi cattle. Tour covers history of horned cattle in Ohio, Johnny Appleseed, Hopalong Cassidy, Ohio governor Wilson Shannon, and Hanging Judge Isaac Parker. See cattle being trailed and branded on this working cattle ranch. $10 adults, $4 children 4-12, free under 4.
  • 1 Barnesville Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Depot, 300 East Church Street. On site is the depot building, caboose #C-1974, and just down the walking trail is the railroad tunnel. Barnesville Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Depot (Q4861580) on Wikidata Barnesville station (Ohio) on Wikipedia
  • 2 Barnesville Petroglyph. Barnesville Petroglyph (Q4861584) on Wikidata Barnesville Petroglyph on Wikipedia
  • 3 Belmont County Victorian Mansion Museum, 532 North Chestnut Street, +1 740 425-2926. May 1 - October 1, W-Su 1PM-4PM. Fully restored, twenty-six room Romanesque style mansion. Sights include carved woodwork, moldings, mantels and doors, as well as 22k gold decorations, decorative locks, hinges and gas and electric lighting fixtures. Houses one of the largest collections of original clothing from the 1890s in Ohio. Annual Christmas tour runs from Thanksgiving to Christmas. $5 adults, $2 age 6-18. Belmont County Victorian Mansion Museum (Q4884345) on Wikidata Belmont County Victorian Mansion Museum on Wikipedia
  • Watt Center for History and The Arts (Watt Center), 475 Watt Ave (Rt. 800 S., left at first light onto Church St. to Mulberry St. intersects with Watt Ave., turn left.), +1 740 425-1497, +1 740 425-2655 ext 204. Open May-Sept by Appointment. The original office building of the Watt Car and Wheel Company. Exhibits including coal history, business, industry and agriculture. Donations appreciated.


The King Pumpkin
The Pumpkin Festival
A Pumpkin Stack
  • 1 Barnesville Pumpkin Festival (Located in downtown Barnesville), +1 740 425-2593. Th-Su, last full weekend in September. Local festival that began in 1964 and now attracts more than 100,000 people annually. Pumpkin growers compete to grow the heaviest pumpkin each year, crowned the King Pumpkin. (Current record was set in 2007 and weighed in at 1,289 1/2 pounds.) Other attractions at the festival include an Antique & classic car show, crafts, new and antique farm machinery, live music on multiple stages, and contests for hog calling, tall tales, and tobacco spitting. The event reaches its peak attendance on Saturday for the Giant Pumpkin Parade. Free for most of the festival, $1 or less for craft displays. Barnesville Pumpkin Festival (Q890140) on Wikidata Barnesville Pumpkin Festival on Wikipedia



  • Annie K's, 777 East Main Street, +1 740 425-3456. Family-owned, small town restaurant featuring home-cooked meals. Hosts murder mysteries, comedy shows, and live bluegrass and other music.
  • China One, 201 South Chestnut Street, +1 740 425-2101.
  • My Pizza Place, 123 East Main Street, +1 740 425-9222.
  • Home Pizza, West Main Street, +1 740 425-3322.
  • D & J's Pizza Parlor, 112 East Church Street, +1 740 425-4211.


  • Blue Moon Tavern, 126 W Main St, +1 740 425-3038. Large selection of beer including 3 kinds on tap plus a full bar. Bar menu features wings. Jukebox/ATM. Periodic live music Opens daily at 5pm.



Local Media[edit]

  • 2 WBNV (Barnesville-Woodsfield), 175 E Main St (93.5Mhz), +1 740 425-9268. Barnesville's hometown radio station, a member of the AVC Communications Inc. family. Broadcasts Cleveland Indian baseball games and local high school football, basketball, and baseball for the Barnesville Shamrocks and Monroe Central Seminoles. WBNV (Q7947326) on Wikidata WBNV on Wikipedia
  • Barnesville Enterprise, 166 East Main Street, +1 740 425-1912, . Weekly local newspaper covering western Belmont County, in operation for over 140 years. It is the oldest active, continuously operated business in the village.

Go next[edit]

  • Barkcamp State Park: 125 Electrified campsites and featuring hot showers, picnic tables, and firerings. Pets allowed in designated areas. Swim, fish, boat, or hunt (in designated areas). 65330 Barkcamp Road, +1 740 484-4064
  • Barnesville Memorial Park: Fish or boat on 12-acre Park Lake. Watch baseball or softball on one of three lit ball fields, one housing a covered grandstand. Lit horseshoe pit, basketball courts, tennis courts and volleyball court. Two walking trails that wind around Park Lake. Also home to the villages 4 July fireworks display.

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