|Barnesville Pumpkin Festival in 2008.|
|Motto: "Where History Meets Progress"|
|• Mayor||Ron Bischof|
|• Total||1.95 sq mi (5.05 km2)|
|• Land||1.94 sq mi (5.02 km2)|
|• Water||0.01 sq mi (0.03 km2)|
|Elevation||1,270 ft (387 m)|
|• Estimate (2012)||4,145|
|• Density||2,161.3/sq mi (834.5/km2)|
|Time zone||Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
|GNIS feature ID||1064381|
Barnesville is a village in Belmont County, Ohio, United States. It is located in the central portion of Warren Township in Belmont County. It is part of the Wheeling, West Virginia Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 4,193 at the 2010 census.
The town was named after James Barnes, a settler. James Summerton Barnes, who was born in 1768, founded the city of Barnesville, Ohio in 1808. He was the son of David Bairnes of Northern England. David Bairnes had settled in Baltimore County, Maryland. James Summerton Barnes, whose name was changed to spelling without the “i” was nineteen years old at the Ordinance of Northwest Territory in 1787. He was a shoe maker by trade, and dabbled in grist milling and farming. He moved to Ohio and settled at St. Clairsville, Ohio in 1803, where he operated a store and tavern and owned land. In 1806 he secured a patent from the United States Government, for land which is now Barnesville, Ohio. Mr. Barnes was a man of commanding presence at six feet tall. He wore Quaker or friends clothing, broad brimmed hat and drab clothes. James S. Barnes died in the year 1843 at the age of seventy-five.
Barnesville is located at .
According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 1.95 square miles (5.05 km2), of which, 1.94 square miles (5.02 km2) is land and 0.01 square miles (0.03 km2) is water.
As of the census of 2010, there were 4,193 people, 1,763 households, and 1,114 families residing in the village. The population density was 2,161.3 inhabitants per square mile (834.5 /km2). There were 2,011 housing units at an average density of 1,036.6 per square mile (400.2 /km2). The racial makeup of the village was 97.0% White, 0.9% African American, 0.1% Native American, 0.3% Asian, and 1.6% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.6% of the population.
There were 1,763 households of which 29.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 42.4% were married couples living together, 15.7% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.1% had a male householder with no wife present, and 36.8% were non-families. 32.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.28 and the average family size was 2.82.
The median age in the village was 41.4 years. 21.4% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.9% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 23.9% were from 25 to 44; 25.5% were from 45 to 64; and 20.5% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 46.2% male and 53.8% female.
As of the census of 2000, there were 4,225 people, 1,769 households, and 1,119 families residing in the village. The population density was 2,196.6 people per square mile (849.6/km2). There were 1,964 housing units at an average density of 1,021.1 per square mile (395.0/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 98.41% White, 0.71% African American, 0.07% Native American, 0.17% Asian, and 0.64% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.26% of the population.
There were 1,769 households out of which 28.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.5% were married couples living together, 13.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 36.7% were non-families. 33.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 18.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.30 and the average family size was 2.94.
In the village the population was spread out with 23.6% under the age of 18, 8.3% from 18 to 24, 25.5% from 25 to 44, 21.7% from 45 to 64, and 20.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 82.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 77.4 males.
The median income for a household in the village was $23,925, and the median income for a family was $31,927. Males had a median income of $25,098 versus $16,119 for females. The per capita income for the village was $14,105. About 21.2% of families and 22.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 35.1% of those under age 18 and 14.6% of those age 65 or over.
Art and Culture
The village is the host of the Barnesville Pumpkin Festival every September, attracting tourists from the area.
The village of Barnesville is served by the Barnesville Exempted Village School District. The village's schools saw a renovation in 2002 to improve and expand classroom learning and appearances.
Another school in the village is the Barnesville Independent Elementary School. The school teaches students from K-8.
- Elisha Gray - claimant to the title of inventor of the telephone
- Isaac Charles Parker - The Hanging Judge
- Wilson Shannon - First native born Ohio Governor
- George Shannon (explorer) - Member of Lewis and Clark Expedition
Barnesville Historic District, view of downtown facing East.
Belmont County Victorian Mansion Museum in Barnesville, built in 1893.
The Barnesville B&O Railroad Depot, built in 1916.
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- "Belmont County Victorian Mansion Museum". The Belmont County Historical Society. Retrieved 2012-06-07.
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