The Carpenter Inn and Conference Center is located in historic Meigs County, Ohio. The county was settled in 1796, and named for Governor Jonathan Meigs, Jr. It is the site of the oldest county courthouse in the state of Ohio, in Chester.
The Battle of Buffington Island was fought near Portland in 1863. This area is also the site of a prehistoric Indian mound. Fifty-seven miles of the Ohio River front form the county's eastern boundary. Meigs County is widely known for its deer hunting, as well as turkey, grouse and other small game. The Ohio River and its tributaries offer a variety of fish including sauger, striped bass, catfish, bluegill, crappie and large and small mouth bass.
Points of interest in close proximity to the Carpenter Inn include Athens, home of Ohio University, the Dairy Barn Cultural Arts Center, home of Quilt National, The Kennedy Museum, The Nelsonville Scenic Railway, Lakes Snowden, Hope, Dow, and Burr Oak, the Wahkeena Nature Preserve, the Wayne National Forest, the Hocking Hills, and historic Pomeroy on the Ohio River.
For a more information about area attractions visit the tourism sites of the Meigs, Athens, and Vinton County: