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Revision as of 01:46, 21 May 2008

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

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Get in

  • 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

As the village is only home to between four and five-thousand inhabitants, there is noting in the way of public transportation, so plan on using your car or, even better, walking.

See

  • Dickinson Cattle Company, 35500 Muskrat Road (Located on State Route 800 north of Barnesville, between the village and Interstate 70), 740-758-5050, [1]. Monday - Saturday 10 A.M. - 5 P.M., Sunday 1 P.M. - 6 P.M. during the summer. A 4,5000 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.


Do

  • Barnesville Pumpkin Festival, (Located in downtown Barnesville), 740-425-2593, [2]. Thursday - Sunday, 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.


Buy

  • Barnesville Antique Mall, 202 North Chestnut Street, 740-425-2435. Tuesday - Sunday. Three floors of tools, furniture, glass china, quilts, pottery including Roseville and Weller, primitives, and more.


Eat

  • Annie K's, 777 East Main Street, 740-425-3456. Monday - Thursday 6 A.M. - 8 P.M., Friday and Saturday 6 A.M. - 9 P.M., Sunday 6 A.M. - 3 P.M. Family owned, small town restaurant featuring home cooked meals at very reasonable prices. Hosts murder mysteries, comedy shows, and live bluegrass and other music.
  • China Max, 201 South Chestnut Street, 740-425-2101.
  • Dairy Queen, 402 East Main Street, 740-425-1475.
  • DeFelice Brothers Pizza, 621 East Main Street, 740-425-9000.
  • Domino's Pizza, 146 West Main Street, 740-425-9999.
  • Fairyland, (Follow State Route 800 south out of town for about 5 miles). Local drive-in eatery featuring homemade ice cream.
  • Fox's Pizza, 123 East Main Street, 740-425-9222.
  • Home Pizza, West Main Street, 740-425-3322.
  • KFC/A&W, 1105 East Main Street, 740-425-1773.
  • Lisa's Pizza, 112 East Church Street, 740-425-4211.
  • McDonald's, 825 East Main Street, 740-425-1554.
  • Subway, 220 South Chestnut Street, 740-425-4477.
  • Wendy's, 910 East Main Street, 740-425-1425.

Drink

Sleep

  • The Gingerbread House Bed & Breakfast, 501 East Main Street, 740-425-2773.


Contact

Chamber of Commerce

  • 130 West Main Street, 740-425-4300, Website.

Local Media

  • WBNS - Barnesville-Woodsfield: 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. 175 East Main Street, 740-425-9268.
  • Barnesville Enterprise: Weekly local newspaper covering western Belmont County, in operation for over 140 years. It is the oldest active, continuously operated business in the village. 166 East Main Street, 740-425-1912.

Get out

  • 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 valleyball court. Two walking trails that wind around Park Lake. Also home to the villages 4th of July fireworks display.



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