Noble County

Welcome to Noble County

This historic region offers a quaint and peaceful lifestyle

Located in Ohio’s Appalachian region, Noble County was established in 1851 and boasts a rich history as well as quaint rural living. Its county seat is Caldwell. 
 
Outdoor enthusiasts will love Noble County’s accessibility to lakes, parks, campsites, and a national forest. There are many opportunities to hunt, fish, hike, boat, or go for a relaxing summer swim in the area. Residents love to step outside and enjoy the scenic beauty of the Appalachian region. The region was home to the first oil well in North America, the Thorla-McKee Well, so it has been an important historical site for the state. 
 
Some of the most popular towns in Noble County include Caldwell, Senecaville, and Belle Valley. Surrounded by rolling green hills and farmland, the towns boast quaint, classic American Main Streets lined with local shops.

What to Love

  • Surrounded by the beautiful Appalachian foothills 
  • Full of classic, all-American small-town charm
  • Plenty of opportunities to explore the outdoors by hiking, swimming, fishing, and more

Local Lifestyle

The towns of Noble County are small and tight-knit. While you won’t expect bustling nightclubs, you will be greeted by local businesses, mom-and-pop shops, quaint Main Streets, and lifelong residents who take pride in their community. Many locals enjoy the various outdoor activities that the region has to offer. Noble County is ideal for those looking for scenic, small-town living.

Dining, Shopping, & Entertainment

Marianne’s Food Station, located in Belle Valley, is a classic roadside diner that offers hearty American cuisine for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. 
 
The Dockside Restaurant at Seneca Lake is the perfect place to fuel up after a long day outdoors. Located at the Seneca Lake Marina, the outdoor patio offers lakeside views. The Dockside offers on-site barbecue, burgers and sandwiches, salads, breakfast, and more. Their extensive menu also includes specialty cocktails. 
 
The county seat of Caldwell has several family-owned restaurants specializing in classic, homestyle American cuisine — including Patty’s Place, Kathy’s Kitchen, and Lori’s Family Restaurant.

Things to Do

Wolf Run State Park & Lake boasts over 1,000 acres, and visitors can explore the lake and the Appalachian hills. Wolf Run has a 200-foot long swimming beach open to the public that is a perfect place to cool off on summer days. Visitors can also boat, fish, and even scuba dive at Wolf Run. The park also has hiking trails and a campground with 138 sites. 
 
Seneca Lake Park is a local park with over 4,000 acres of land and over 3,500 acres of water so there’s plenty to explore. It’s perfect for swimming, picnicking, or even taking a quick lakeside getaway with over 500 campsites and several vacation cabins. 
 
For more places to explore the scenic Appalachian foothills, head to Wayne National Forest. This national forest preserves the area’s rich history, with historic covered bridges, old oil derricks, and even earthworks from prehistoric peoples. Visitors can hike, ride on horseback, fish, hunt, and more.
 
The Appalachian Foothills Fall Festival is an annual historical festival that shows visitors what life was like for 19th-century pioneers. This living history festival features reenactors dressed in full period attire, a schoolhouse, log cabin, church, and more. You can watch craftspeople and artisans demonstrate historical trades like blacksmithing, butter churning, spinning and weaving, quilting, and even setting up a wagon camp.

Schools

Noble County is served by the Caldwell Exempted Village School District and the Noble Local School District. 

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