The rolling hills of southern Ohio are traversed by major highways as well as the Norfolk Southern Railway. Natural resources are abundant with fertile farmland, wildlife, limestone deposits and more. Fortune 500 Companies stabilize the local economy with General Electric Company, Hanson Aggregates and DPL Corporation just a few of the major operations. Adams County Regional Medical Center provides modern healthcare with state-of-the-art equipment and technology. Educational institutions include Adams County/Ohio Valley School District, Southern State Community College, Lindsey Wilson College and Chatfield College.
Adams County was established by Arthur St. Clair in 1797 and named after President John Adams. It was one of the first four counties created in the Northwest Territory. Peebles was founded in 1881 with the construction of the railroad through this area. The village was named for John G. Peebles, who was instrumental in bringing the railroad here.
Birding, hiking and boating are popular and dynamic in Adams County featuring destinations like Edge of Appalachia Preserve, Shawnee and Brush Creek State Forest, Tranquility Wildlife Area, Buzzardroost Rock Trail, Lynx Prairie, Ohio River and Brush Creek. B&D Berry Farm, Caraway Farms, Adams County Paleo-Indian District, Buckeye Station and John T. Wilson Homestead B&B are additional attractions unique to the area. Events are ongoing throughout the year and include Return of the Snakes at Serpent Mound, Adams County Fair, Manchester River Days, Archaeology Day and Peebles Old Timer Days.
Annual averages in Peebles, OH are 43 inches of rainfall and 19 inches of snow, while sunshine is features on 170 days out of year on average. Southern Ohio has the warmest temperatures and the longest growing season in the state.