Unionport, Ohio

Unionport Volunteer Fire Department

Unionport is a small unincorporated community in Jefferson County, Ohio.[1] It is best known as the birthplace of millionaire, Helen Brach, who was the center of media attention in 1977, when she disappeared.[2] Unionport is located on the banks of the Cross Creek, a large tributary of the Ohio River approximately 20 miles east.

Unionport was platted in 1852.[3] A post office called Unionport was established in 1855, and remained in operation until 2002. [4]


  1. U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Unionport, Ohio
  2. "Helen Marie Voorhees Brach". The Charley Project. Retrieved 2015-09-18.
  3. Doyle, Joseph Beatty (1910). 20th Century History of Steubenville and Jefferson County, Ohio and Representative Citizens. Richmond-Arnold Publishing Company. p. 514.
  4. "Jefferson County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 2 January 2016.

Coordinates: 40°21′29″N 80°50′44″W / 40.35806°N 80.84556°W / 40.35806; -80.84556

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