Often called the “Crossroads of America,” Cambridge is found nestled in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains along I-70 and I-77.
Long ago the Delaware, Shawnee, Wyandotte, Miami, Chippewa and Mingo Tribes traveled the forest trails that spread throughout Guernsey County. Sites used by the Indians for camps in the county included Trail Run, Salt Fork, Fish Basket and Indian Camp.
Thus, the new County of Guernsey was formed a few years later in 1810. Central to the history of the area was the building of the National Road (U.S. Route 40) through Cambridge in 1827. Many bridges were built in that era, including construction of the first bridge authorized in the Northwest Territory. Some of the bridges curved, as evidenced by several ‘S’ bridges which still survive.
The crown jewel of the county though, is the abundance of recreational opportunities. Hunting, fishing, camping and golfing are centerpieces for the region. Ohio’s largest state park, Salt Fork, and the state’s third largest lake, Seneca Lake, are found within Guernsey County. Did we also mention that The Wilds, one of the largest and most innovative wildlife conservation centers in the world is also located here for seasonal safari tours?
For foodies, we offer a plethora of experiences, whether it’s enjoying a glass of wine overlooking a breathtaking view of our Historic Downtown Cambridge, sampling a flight of craft beers, stopping by one of our sin-sational bakeries, trying your best to finish an entire extreme ice cream desert or dining at one of our many local restaurants and eateries, you will savor the taste of Ohio!