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|Village of Lisbon|
Location of Lisbon in Columbiana County and in the State of Ohio
|• Total||1.68 sq mi (4.36 km2)|
|• Land||1.68 sq mi (4.36 km2)|
|• Water||0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)|
|Elevation||968 ft (295 m)|
| • Estimate
|• Density||1,567.70/sq mi (605.29/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-5 (EST)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-4 (EDT)|
|Area code(s)||330, 234|
|GNIS feature ID||1065006|
|School District||Lisbon Exempted Village|
Lisbon is a village in Center Township, Columbiana County, Ohio, United States. The population was 2,821 at the 2010 census. It is the county seat of Columbiana County. Lisbon is located in the Salem, OH Micropolitan Statistical Area, as well as the southern part of the greater Mahoning Valley.
The modern drinking straw was invented and patented in Lisbon.
The seat of justice of Columbiana County was originally known as New Lisbon (until 1895 then Lisbon), and under this name was laid out in 1803 by Lewis Kinney. The village was named after the Portuguese capital city of Lisbon. New Lisbon was incorporated as a village in 1825.
It is the location of the first Ohio newspaper, The Ohio Patriot, founded by an Alsatian immigrant, William D. Lepper. Lisbon has the distinction of being the northernmost western town involved in military actions during the American Civil War. Confederate cavalry officer John Hunt Morgan surrendered to Union forces near here at the end of his raid into Indiana and Ohio.
Among the notable natives of Lisbon (then New Lisbon) was Civil War general William T. H. Brooks, who commanded a division in the Army of the Potomac during the Siege of Petersburg in 1864. Marcus Hanna, US Senator from Ohio and noted as an advisor and confidant of President William McKinley, was born in Lisbon in 1837.
Lisbon is located at(40.773874, -80.767553).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 1.69 square miles (4.38 km2), all land.
As of the census of 2010, there were 2,821 people, 1,138 households, and 693 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,669.2 inhabitants per square mile (644.5/km2). There were 1,287 housing units at an average density of 761.5 per square mile (294.0/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 97.4% White, 1.1% African American, 0.2% Native American, 0.2% Asian, 0.2% from other races, and 0.9% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.2% of the population.
There were 1,138 households, of which 30.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 42.4% were married couples living together, 13.0% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.5% had a male householder with no wife present, and 39.1% were non-families. 34.2% of all households were made up of individuals, and 13.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.35 and the average family size was 3.00.
The median age in the village was 39.6 years. 23.1% of residents were under the age of 18; 9% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 24.3% were from 25 to 44; 28.1% were from 45 to 64; and 15.5% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 47.3% male and 52.7% female.
The Dulci-More Festival, a music festival dedicated to the Appalachian dulcimer and other traditional musical instruments, was inaugurated in 1995 and takes place each Memorial Day weekend at Camp McKinley, a Boy Scout camp near Lisbon.Lisbon also is the host city to the Columbiana County Johnny Appleseed festival.
Children in Lisbon are served by the Lisbon Exempted Village School District. The current schools in the district are:
- McKinley Elementary School – 441 E Chestnut Street, grades K-5
- David Anderson Junior/Senior High School – 260 W Pine Street, grades 6-12
The school's athletic teams are known as the Blue Devils. The most heavily followed athletic programs at Lisbon's high school are football and basketball. Most notable is Lisbon's 1995 Division V State Championship in football, the only such championship in that sport ever to be held by a Columbiana County school. Other sports include track, swimming, golf, cross country, baseball, softball, volleyball, and cheerleading.
The Columbiana County Career and Technical Center is immediately south of city limits. The city is also home to a public library.
- William W. Armstrong – journalist
- George M. Ashford – U.S. surveyor, pioneer of Arctic Alaska
- Reasin Beall – U.S. Representative from Ohio's 6th District
- Jacob L. Beilhart – communitarian leader, founder of Spirit Fruit Society
- Lucretia Longshore Blankenburg – suffragist and writer
- William T. H. Brooks – U.S. Army Major General
- John C. Chaney – U.S. Representative from Indiana's 2nd District
- John Hessin Clarke – U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice
- Katy Easterday – football and basketball player with the Pittsburgh Panthers and later collegiate football and basketball coach
- George A. Garretson – U.S. Army Brigadier General
- John M. Gilman – politician who served in the Ohio and Minnesota House of Representatives
- Howard Melville Hanna – businessman
- Mark Hanna – U.S. Senator from Ohio
- Andrew W. Loomis – U.S. Representative from Ohio's 17th District
- Daniel McCook – member of the Fighting McCooks
- George Wythe McCook – 4th Ohio Attorney General, member of the Fighting McCooks
- Henry Christopher McCook – clergyman and author, member of the Fighting McCooks
- John James McCook – lawyer and professor, member of the Fighting McCooks
- Robert Latimer McCook – member of the Fighting McCooks
- Roderick S. McCook – member of the Fighting McCooks
- Betty McKenna – All-American Girls Professional Baseball League third basewoman
- William McKinley Sr. – pioneer of the iron industry in East Ohio, father of President William McKinley
- Thayer Melvin – 4th West Virginia Attorney General
- James D. Moffat – 3rd President of Washington & Jefferson College
- William Duane Morgan – newspaper editor and politician
- Stephen Paxson – missionary who started over 1,300 Sunday schools in the American frontier
- Robert Walker Tayler – U.S. Representative from Ohio's 18th District
- John Thomson – U.S. Representative from Ohio's 6th, 12th, and 17th Districts
- Clement Vallandigham – copperhead leader and U.S. Representative from Ohio's 3rd District
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