County Overview of Vinton County

APEG serves Vinton County as a JobsOhio network partner in economic development and with support from the SBA Regional Innovation Cluster Initiative for their forest and wood products businesses. 

  • Highways through County: US 50, OH 32, OH 93, OH 56
  • Rail through County: Indiana Eastern Railroad dba Ohio South Central Railroad
  • Nearest Airport: Vinton County Airport, 66285 Airport Rd, New Plymouth OH
  • Distance – Airport to County Seat: 6.8 miles
  • County Seat: McArthur
DirectorTerri Fetherolf (740) 596-3529

Vinton County Commissioners Development Department
205 S. Market Street
McArthur, Ohio 45651


Utilities, Employment & Education

Electricity Providers

  • Buckeye REA
  • AEP
  • South Central REA

Natural Gas Providers

  • Columbia Gas

Major Employers

  • Austin Powder-Explosives Manufacturing
  • Steelial Construction and Metal Fabrication
  • Crownover Lumber- Timber Industry
  • Superior Hardwoods-Timber Industry
  • McArthur Lumber and Post-Timber Industry


  • Frontier North
  • Horizon

County News

Sen. Peterson joins Vinton County leaders for groundbreaking of new grocery store

COLUMBUS—State Senator Bob Peterson (R-Washington Court House) joined area leaders for the groundbreaking

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County plans for new economic development website

County plans for new economic development website

A new website dedicated toward economic development in Vinton County is being planned by the county’s Chamber of Commerce. The Chamber recently received a $7,250 grant from AEP Ohio to finance the website project.

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