Trumbull County BQT

Burton Cole (left) of the Warren Tribune interviews Harold W. and Betty Babb at their home on July 19, 2017, for a story about Trumbull County’s barn quilt trail. Their Ohio Star with Oliver Tractor emblem is on a carport built to look like a covered bridge. Both Harold and Betty lived on farms in Ashtabula County. Betty’s late husband and she farmed the Simons Road South property now owned by Dale and Meg Toukonen, who have Windhorse Farm and a barn quilt.

In July, 2017, Trumbull County, which borders Ashtabula County to the south, established a barn quilt trail with the installation of Barn Quilt No. 1, an Ohio Star, on the carport of Harold W. and Betty Babb, 8843 Turner Mullen Road, Kinsman.

The Ashtabula County Barn Quilt Trail welcomes this new effort, which is perfect fit for our cultural heritage. From the Ashtabula-Trumbull Turnpike (1818) to the Underground Railroad, Pittsburgh, Youngstown & Ashtabula Railroad and routes 7, 46, 534 and 11, our county and Trumbull County have a shared history of both agriculture and industry.

If you live in Trumbull County and would like to be part of this expanding trail, download the trail application here.

Read the Warren Tribune article.