(Annual Scio Fall Festival)

The Village of Scio, located in Harrison County Ohio, was settled in the 1800’s under the name of “New Market.”  In 1852 the name was changed to Scio due to the formation of the Scio College.  The name Scio means “ I think, to know or to have knowledge of.”  In 1876, Scio was the scene of a great oil boom and by 1898, Scio had 250 wells within the village with nearly 1000 wells in the area.  The oil boom increased the population from a few hundred to over 5,000. However, the boom was short lived and after two years the town returned to its normal population.  Scio was also home to the “Scio Pottery Company” which was founded by the Reese family in 1932.

Scio has many civic organizations, churches, businesses, and a public park, along with the “Conotton Creek Trail,” which is a paved hiking and biking trail that connects Scio to the neighboring villages of Bowerston and Jewett.  It covers approximately 12 miles and provides a scenic venture through a quiet community and country setting in the Ohio Valley.  

Since 2012, Scio has seen a resurgence of industry with the great shale-gas boom, bringing with it positive change to the community.  The first and second phase of the “Harrison Hub” natural gas processing and fractionation complex has been completed.  The processing  facility is located just outside of the corporation limits and has the capacity of 45,000 barrels-per-day, with 63 miles of pipelines connected.  With the completion of phase three the system’s capacity will increase to 135,000 barrels-per-day.