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The Ohio state capital is Columbus.
Portland is positioned 38.99 degrees north of the equator and 81.80 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Portland elevation is 666 feet above sea level.


beside the Ohio River, and Ravenswood West Virginia.
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History & History Related Items

The original town of Portland was settled in the 1790's. The town grew in size to over 200 structures, but the floods of 1913 and 1937 destroyed a lot of the town. The people decided to move the town onto the hill overlooking the original site. That is today's Portland. There are only three or four houses left in "Old Portland."
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Portland is a very small community in Meigs County, beside the Ohio River, and Ravenswood West Virginia. There is one school in Portland, Portland Elementary
There is one store that is also a greenhouse, operating in the field on tomatoes, corn, flowers, and other farming items. New greenhouses are being built all the time with flowers, tomatoes, sweet corn and cabbage being the major crops grown. There is also a post office and a church.
Portland is a small town, of home-town families and close-knit people.

Buffington Island State Monument and Memorial Park
4 acres on SR 124 and the Ohio River, marks the site of one of the few Civil War battles fought in Ohio. The park also contains an Adena Burial Mound. kThere are numerous mounds in the area.
Phone: (614) 297-2630
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Portland Schools

Portland Elementary School
State Route 124
Portland, Ohio 45770
Phone: 740-843-5271

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