Dignity Flooring Lisbon Ohio

Lisbon, the county seat of Columbiana County, Ohio, sits along the Little Beaver Creek. A part of the Salem micropolitan area southwest of Youngstown, Ohio, Lisbon boasts many historical sites and was even home to a president of the United States. Dignity Flooring Lisbon Ohio is based in nearby Salem but serves all of Columbiana County.

Lisbon Ohio town square and Columbiana county courthouse
Lisbon Ohio


History of Lisbon, Ohio

Baptist minister Lewis Kinney originally founded Lisbon in 1803 and named the town New Lisbon after Lisbon, Portugal. The village was incorporated in 1825. Initially known for its iron and whiskey production, New Lisbon grew into an economic hub and one of the largest towns on the Sandy and Beaver Canal. The first Ohio newspaper, The Ohio Patriot, was founded by William D. Lepper in Lisbon Ohio.

Sandy Beaver Canal

Sandy Beaver Canal


The Civil War

Lisbon was the northernmost western town involved in military actions during the American Civil War. Confederate Army general John Hunt Morgan surrendered to New Lisbon militia forces in nearby West Point at the end of Morgan’s Raid into Ohio. On July 26, 1863, Union forces defeated Confederate General John Hunt Morgan at the Battle of Salineville following his 1,000 mile raid along the Ohio River. Union General James M. Shackelford and his 3,000 men army, in addition to the Steubenville and New Lisbon militias, captured Morgan and his remaining men in a short firefight west of West Point. The John H. Morgan Surrender Site commemorates the location of the surrender.

Morgan's Surrender West Point Ohio

Morgan’s Surrender commemorative stele


Morgan’s Surrender West Point Ohio

Dignity Flooring Lisbon Ohio

After the failure of the canal, the town had to wait until the late 1860s to receive railroad access once the Niles and New Lisbon Railroad opened. The village was renamed to Lisbon in 1895. In 1900, the modern drinking straw was invented and patented in Lisbon.

Lepper Public Library, 303 E Lincoln Way, Lisbon, Ohio

Lepper Public Library, 303 East Lincoln Way, Lisbon, Ohio


Philanthropy

The village houses the public Lepper Library, founded in 1897. The building sits at 303 East Lincoln Way and a $10,000 grant donated by Virginia Lepper in memory of her late husband helped remodel it.

President William McKinley

President William McKinley


National prominence

William McKinley Jr. was born in 1843 in Niles, Ohio, the seventh of nine children of William McKinley Sr. and Nancy Allison McKinley. William McKinley Sr. was born in Pennsylvania, in Pine Township, Mercer County. The family moved to Ohio when the senior McKinley was a boy, settling in New Lisbon (now Lisbon). He met Nancy Allison there and they later married. The Mckinley School is named after the president.

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