The Belmont County Historical Society is sponsoring a field trip to the Barnesville Petroglyph, known locally as Track Rocks, on July 13th, 2023. John Boilegh, an anthropologist with the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, will lead the tour.
Track Rocks is located just a few miles from Barnesville. The carvings were made by Native Americas that once lived in the area. Some researchers believe they could have been made as early as 500 BC.
The tour will depart from the Belmont County Victorian Mansion Museum, located at 532 North Chestnut Street in Barnesville, Ohio, at 9:30 AM sharp. Be sure to wear comfortable and sturdy shoes, and cameras are permitted. After visiting the site, we will return to the museum for further discussion of the site.
The event if free to attend, but donations will be accepted. No registration is necessary for the event.
For more information on this and future events, visit the museum’s website at belmontcountymuseum.com. Information can also be found on the museum’s Facebook page and on Instagram.
The Belmont County Victorian Mansion Museum is located on State Route 800 in Barnesville, Ohio. Completed in 1893, the museum consists of 26 rooms. This award-winning Romanesque Revival mansion has been restored and furnished with the finest of Victorian-era pieces. The Belmont County Victorian Mansion Museum is owned and operated by the Belmont County Historical Society, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.