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Lisbon, Ohio
Village of Lisbon
Lisbon Historic District
Flag of Lisbon, Ohio
Location of Lisbon in Columbiana County and in the State of Ohio
Location of Lisbon in Columbiana County and in the State of Ohio
Coordinates: 40°46′26″N 80°46′3″W / 40.77389°N 80.76750°W / 40.77389; -80.76750Coordinates: 40°46′26″N 80°46′3″W / 40.77389°N 80.76750°W / 40.77389; -80.76750
Country United States
State Ohio
County Columbiana
 • Type Mayor-Council
 • Total 1.68 sq mi (4.36 km2)
 • Land 1.68 sq mi (4.36 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
968 ft (295 m)
 • Total 2,821
 • Estimate 
 • Density 1,567.70/sq mi (605.29/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s) 330, 234
FIPS code 39-44030
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°46′26″N 80°46′3″W / 40.77389°N 80.76750°W / 40.77389; -80.76750 (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.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1810 303
1820 746 146.2%
1830 1,129 51.3%
1860 1,381
1870 1,569 13.6%
1880 2,028 29.3%
1890 2,278 12.3%
1900 3,330 46.2%
1910 3,084 −7.4%
1920 3,113 0.9%
1930 3,405 9.4%
1940 3,379 −0.8%
1950 3,293 −2.5%
1960 3,579 8.7%
1970 3,521 −1.6%
1980 3,159 −10.3%
1990 3,037 −3.9%
2000 2,788 −8.2%
2010 2,821 1.2%
2019 (est.) 2,640 −6.4%

2010 census

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.

The town shares the same name as a song by the folk band Bon Iver ("Lisbon, OH"), from their 2011 Grammy Award-winning album Bon Iver, Bon Iver.


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.

Notable residents

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