St. Clairsville is a city in Belmont County, Ohio in the United States. It is part of the Wheeling, West Virginia Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 5,057 at the 2000 census. This county seat of Belmont County has been nicknamed "Paradise on the Hill." St. Clairsville was named after Northwest Territory Governor and Revolutionary War Major-General Arthur St. Clair. The main shopping district is centered around the Ohio Valley Mall, which opened in 1978.
Jamboree in the Hills:
Located only a few minutes from St. Clairsville in Morristown, Jamboree in the Hills (also known as JITH or "Jambo") is a four-day-long country music festival that happens annually the third week of July. It began in 1977 and has featured artists such as Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban, Rascal Flatts, Kenny Chesney, Brooks & Dunn, Reba McEntire, Sum 41, Alan Jackson and the Charlie Daniels Band. Jamboree in the Hills is famous for having at least 1 fatality per year.
Another popular location in St. Clairsville, is the Bike Path as most residents know it, which stretches from the Saginaw Mine entrance, to the Junior Sports Complex, totalling approximately 7.7 miles (12.4 km). The Bike Path is home to a beautiful gazebo, two nature trails, and countless scouts projects. The National Road Bikeway in St. Clairsville is the only bike trail in Ohio with a rail tunnel.
The City of St. Clairsville, Ohio owns and intends to redevelop the Clarendon Hotel. Built in 1890, it is one of the oldest hotels on the National Road, a National Scenic Byway.