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Don’t miss a chance to get outside and enjoy the wonder of spring – when nature comes back alive! It’s when blooming flowers, green meadows, chirping birds, and sunshine fill our souls with joy. And just like those spring flowers, events will also pop up around the county! From community events to museum re-openings to wildflower walks, now is the time to embrace the change of the season and start exploring in our backyard in Friendly. Beautiful. Belmont County.
The Belmont County Tourism Council Board of Directors is pleased to announce the Grant Assistance Program (GAP Grant) has awarded $107,600 to 52 non-profit organizations in Belmont County. Individual grants ranged from $500 to $2,000. There were a record number of applicants this year, including several first-time applicants. A check presentation event on March 30 at the tourism office included local media coverage.
Are you looking for that perfect spot for your big day? In Belmont County, you’ll find everything you need to celebrate your love and make beautiful memories that will last a lifetime! Belmont County offers many great venue options nestled among the picturesque hills. In Belmont County, you will also find conveniently located hotels, floral shops, bakeries, and restaurants that provide catering to help make your dream wedding a reality.
African American history is an integral part of the story of Belmont County. With many Quakers (Religious Society of Friends) settling in the area, the Underground Railroad was very active here. You can learn more about this rich history by visiting the Underground Railroad Museum-Ohio Valley in Flushing, the Benjamin Lundy house and the Belmont County Heritage Museum in St. Clairsville, and the Captina AME Cemetery near Somerton.
The Belmont County Tourism Council Board of Directors is pleased to announce the annual Grant Assistance Program (GAP Grant) is now accepting applications for 2023. These grants help “fill in the gap” by financially assisting non-profit organizations with events, projects, improvements, or maintenance of a tourist attraction or historical site that enhances travel and tourism in Belmont County.
With our deepest condolences, the Belmont County Tourism Council celebrates the life of Eugene “Doc” Householder and the impact he made to Belmont County. He served as Executive Director of the Tourism Council for 28 years.
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Over the years, Belmont County has been recognized for everything from our work in the community to our beautiful public spaces to our tourist attractions. Check out some of our most recent highlights.
BARNESVILLE — Positivity and possibilities — those were the things that made “Doc” Householder a key player in the development and success of his community.
BELMONT COUNTY, Ohio — With summer and fall in the rearview mirror, Belmont County tourism has its quarterly report for the busiest time of the year. The area has seen a growth in popularity and visitors.
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