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Martins Ferry, Ohio

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Welcome to Martins Ferry ...

The pronunciation of Martins Ferry: MAHR-tihnz<1>

The city of Martins Ferry is located in Belmont County.

A typical abbreviation for Martins Ferry: Martins Fry. (or less commonly used: Martins Frry.)

See our Genealogy Helper Page for Martins Ferry for more information about variations on the name of Martins Ferry.

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Martins Ferry has a population of 6,659 people<2> (see below for details).

Martins Ferry was established in 1779.

The community of Martins Ferry is 760 feet [232 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Martins Ferry lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Martins Ferry is within the (740) area code.

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Martins Ferry had a population of 6,915 people (or 9.82% of the total population of Belmont County). This makes Martins Ferry the county's most populous community.

The population of Martins Ferry represents 0.06% of the population of Ohio (which has 11,536,504 people), making it the state's 209th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 6,915 people, the population of Martins Ferry decreased 4.3% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 7,226 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Martins Ferry had an population of 6,659 people. This is a decrease of 3.7% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 7.85% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Martins Ferry.

Communities near Martins Ferry ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Martins Ferry and not the distance if you drove.<4>.

Community   2017
Cadiz   [Map]   3,209   NW   18 miles [29 km]
Mingo Junction   [Map]   3,262   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
Saint Clairsville   [Map]   5,049   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
Shadyside   [Map]   3,612   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
Steubenville   [Map]   18,003   N   18 miles [29 km]
Wintersville   [Map]   3,727   N   19 miles [30.6 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Martins Ferry.

Communities Also Named Martins Ferry ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 5 communities that are also named Martins Ferry - they are located in California, Georgia (3) and Pennsylvania.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Martins Ferry.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Martins Ferry. We make it easy to see an overhead view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Martins Ferry. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Martins Ferry. Our list includes 6 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Martins Ferry:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Martins Ferry ...

Looking for more information about Martins Ferry? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you get an overview with links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Martins Ferry, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Martins Ferry.

Search for Local Businesses ...

People are finding Google's 'Search-by-Location' to be a useful tool when planning visits to this area. We have prepared the following searches to help you find businesses, travel and vacation activities that are in (or close to) Martins Ferry. It's likely that the search results won't include all of the businesses that are in this area, but the results should give you a good foundation for further searches.

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Business Owners: To appear in the above search results, your business will need to be listed with the Google Places service. Please use the below link to learn about and register for the free service.

If you find an error or if your business wasn't included in the results, please contact Google to register your business or report an error. We simply link to 'Search-by-Location' and have no control over their results. Only a registered owner/operator can add their business or correct mistakes - we can not do it for you.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Martins Ferry. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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Footnotes ...

<1>The pronunciation we've provided is our attempt to give a phonetic pronunciation. While it might not be exactly right, it should be close. If we have it wrong or there's a better way to pronounce the name, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Martins Ferry.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Martins Ferry - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance from Martins Ferry. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Martins Ferry) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Martins Ferry. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Martins Ferry

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Martins Ferry. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.1017, Longitude: -80.7253     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Martins Ferry have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<5>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Martins Ferry.


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