Portsmouth Area Beautification Society


To improve our living environment through beautification.


Programs and Services:

  • Maintaining Tracy Park for the use of concerts, community gatherings, fund raisers and weddings.

Did you know?

  • In 1853, Francis Campbell donated the land, now know as Tracy Park, to the city of Portsmouth. The gift was in memory of his attorney Samuel Miles Tracy. Samuel was a Scioto County prosecutor during the 1820's.
  • In 1895, the first concert was held in a wooden bandstand. A shelter house now stands in its place.
  • Erected Dec. 7, 1878 at the cost of $7,500, the Soldier's Monument commemorates local veterans who died during the Civil War. This project was made possible by Women of the Soldiers Relief Society.
  • A statue of Sgt. John Barns adorns the monument. He was one of the first Scioto County soldiers to die in the civil war.
  • Various species of trees can be found on the property including oak, maple, ash, entalpa, poplar, willow and maiden hair. Click here to view a map.

Contact Info for Portsmouth Area Beautification Society
Cecilia Morris
E-Mail: cmvmorris@hotmail.com
Address: 9th & Gay Street, Portsmouth, OH 45662

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