About West Portsmouth Ohio
West Portsmouth is a moderately sized town located in the southern tip of Ohio in Scioto County. Located on the northern bank of the Ohio River, it has a population of well over 20,000 people.
Originally settled by the Shawnee Indians, Europeans began to settle there just after the Revolutionary War. The city was designed by a man named Henry Massie in 1803 and officially designated as a city in 1815.
As the town grew, the town established an industrial base including shipping and meatpacking businesses. West Portsmouth has a rich history particularly around work around the abolitionists around the Civil War.
Things to do around West Portsmouth include checking out the Southern Ohio Museum, The Portsmouth Floodwall Mural or even the Shawnee State Park.