History




Enjoy the historic, main street charm of Jefferson, Ohio. Jefferson has been the heart of and the county seat of Ashtabula County since 1807. Founded in 1803 by Post Master General Gideon Granger, the village has several historic buildings, including a beautiful courthouse built in 1836 and the Giddings Law Office, places where Congressman Joshua Giddings and Senator Benjamin Wade, leaders in the anti-slavery movement, once practiced law.

Stop for a bite to eat in one of the many local restaurants or shop the stores where visitors are always welcome.

Take a short drive out to one of the many local wineries or one of the many covered bridges in the area.

Winter, spring, summer or fall, there is always something going on in Jefferson.

Join us in August for family fun at the fairgrounds for the Ashtabula County Fair.

Fall brings the harvest of grapes at the local wineries and the Covered Bridge Festival.Celebrate the holidays with a Williamsburg Christmas at Jefferson Depot.