The County Seat
The Village of Jefferson is filled with history.  It has served as the county seat for Ashtabula County for over 200 years and the courthouse built in 1836 is still in use today.  The Giddings Law Office still stands, where Congressman Joshua Giddings and Senator Benjamin Wade, leaders in the anti-slavery movement, once practiced law and is open by appointment.  Down the road, the Jefferson Historical Society is housed in an 1876 church featuring original furniture and a research room.  

The Historic 19th Century Jefferson Depot is a quaint village of historic buildings that brings life in 1890 alive by recreating experiences for groups and weddings.  They host several events throughout the year, including a Williamsburg Christmas with candlelight hymns, sleigh rides, live nativity, gingerbread, games and more.  

Nowhere else in the world will you find a Victorian Perambulator Museum & Art Gallery, featuring hundreds of antique baby carriages and dolls.  The museum is a dazzling collection of vintage toys, clothes, books and antiques.  

The Ashtabula Metroparks office in Jefferson manages 14 parks around the county.  The Village is also home base for the annual Covered Bridge Festival (held the second weekend in October) which has an office in the basement of the courthouse open to the public all year.  


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        Growth Partnership for Ashtabula County

        Growth Partnership for Ashtabula County will give focal point leadership to economic and community development in Ashtabula County. The organization will work as an inclusive, engaged, collaborative, and performance-based strategic development organization in developing increased prosperity and economic vitality across the county. Growth Partnership will achieve this vision by working cooperatively and collaboratively with its local and external partners. 

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        17 North Market Street Jefferson, OH 44047
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      • Herb Garden BB

        Herb Garden Bed & Breakfast

        Situated in the heart of beautiful Ashtabula County, this 1848 farmhouse has undergone many renovations and continues to show its charm.  Hosts Chris and Paul Martello have made this their home for the past forty years.  The house has been in the family for almost one hundred years.  There are many interesting stories to tell about the house. Guests can feel free to roam around the gardens, porches and bricked arbor area.  There is an herb garden surrounding the kitchen to greet you.  Be mesmerized by a windmill at the pond, or take a nap in a hammock under the pines.Amenities include: 
        Gourmet Breakfast
        Private Rooms w/ Private Bathrooms
        Queen-size Beds
        Spacious Porches
        Gardens to Explore Seasonally
        For Bikers - pick up service from Greenway Trail 
        Wooded Hiking Trails
        Choose from Garden Room or Vineyard Room
        Massage Service Treatment

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        3699 State Route 46 S Jefferson, OH 44047
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        Historic 19th Century Jefferson Depot Village

        Historic 19th Century Jefferson Depot Village 1890 becomes alive as you enter the gates into Ashtabula County's 19th century "living history village" in Jefferson, Ohio, the County Seat. Tour the original buildings filled with authentic furnishings. Walk in your ancestor's footsteps, learn early history, skills, enter the 1872 L.S.& M.S. Railroad Station,(on the National Register),1838 One-Room Schoolhouse, 1848 Church, 1860 pharmacy, 1845 Post Office, the 1879 Carriage House with the original 1824 Fitch Estate doors. Climb aboard the PRR Caboose, learn history of J. Warner, the 2nd resident here, in his tavern, get mail in the 1845 post office and more.

        OPEN: Saturday & Sunday 1:00 - 4:00, Monday & Thursday 10:00 - 4:00

        Guides in period attire. $10.00 donation, under 10 free. Groups welcome, weddings, reunions, meetings, school tours any time by appointment. Check website for monthly events. 

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        147 E. Jefferson Street Jefferson, OH 44047
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      • Infinity Resources

        Infinity Resources

        We specialize in matching employers and employees for both seasonal and long-term employment. We work for the employer. Nothing gets done until someone clocks in!

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        2600 W. Prospect Rd. Ashtabula, OH 44004
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      • Jefferson Chamber

        Jefferson Area Chamber of Commerce

        Promotes the prosperity and growth of the business community through activities which are mutually beneficial to the membership and residents.

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        54 East Jefferson Street Jefferson, OH 44047
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