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In view of the great history of our town, Adena was once a land founded on fertile ground beginning with agriculture.
Incorporated as a village on April 19, 1907, Adena was bustling. Inclusive to farming, Railroads and coal mines, were the results of many jobs and business prospered as Schools homes and businesses were being built. Adena's parades and festivals were entrancing as Adena flourished! In 1939, the population reached its historic high of 1500 people. Coal mines were the area's most progressive industry and bus companies made connections to Martins Ferry, Steubenville, Cadiz,
and Wheeling, alluring business from bigger cities.
Historically, Adena holds a history within itself and exists today @ 600 feet above sea level, Adena's current population in 2010 reported 759 people with approximately319 households and 220 families residing in the village. Located fourteen miles east of St. Clairsville, thirty miles south of Steubenville, and nineteen miles northeast of Wheeling, West Virginia, Adena, Ohio is an entrancing place to reside.
Today, Adena has a post office, gas station, (Firguski's Fuel Mart), two schools , (Adena Headstart and BuckeyeWest Elementary), a part time Adena Police Department, Bernosky's Pizza Shop, L A Pizza Restaurant, Cannonballs P & M,
Headquarters-barber and beauty shop, Kidds Hardware store, Borkoski's Funeral home, the Adena Branch Library, The Peoples National Bank, Zeroski's Excavating, various other small businesses.
Active organizations of Adena are: the Adena Lions Club, the The Women's
Club of Adena that has been federated since 1937, the American Legion, Legion Auxiliary, and Sons of the American Legion, the Adena Heritage Committee, the Adena Baseball League, Adena Girls Softball, and a neighborhood crimewatch.
Citizens of Adena consist mostly of three worship denominations. The Covenant Presbyterian Church of Harrisville,
St. Casimirs Catholic Church, and the Adena United Methodist Church.
Over the centuries Adena is renowned for fascinating history of hard working citizens.
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Adena Coal Mines
John Satory cutting alfalfa on
W. Main Street where Raymer's Gas Station was previously located. Courtesy of John's daughter, S. Irene Satory