Just 13 rolling and gently curving miles west of Marietta, nestled at the crossroads of Ohio 550 and Ohio 339, is Barlow, in the heart of western Washington County. Surrounded by the communities of Bartlett, Constitution, Cutler, Fleming, Layman, Porterfield, Tunnel, Veto, Vincent, and Watertown the region features six covered bridges, Veto Lake, and scenic driving routes.
Barlow Fairgrounds, situated at the crossroads of Ohio 339 and Ohio 550, with its pristine white barns, red roofs, and Mill Branch covered bridge (circa 1832) is the home of the last fair in the fall in Washington County and is known for its horse shows and tractor pulls. The Barlow Fair, started in 1871, is the oldest independent agricultural fair in Ohio.
- The James Lawton home (circa 1819) was a stop on the Underground Railroad.
- Gunsmiths John Vincent and son John Caleb Vincent produced the once-famous Vincent rifles for over 70 years.
- The wood plank floors of Seaman's General Merchandise in Barlow bear the boot marks of generations of farmers. Opened in 1857, it is the oldest business still operating at Barlow and one of the oldest in Washington County.