In the early 1800s, opposing attitudes existed in the separate communities of Putnam and Zanesville. Anti-slavery New Englanders settled Putnam while pro-slavery Virginians and Kentuckians settled Zanesville. The Emancipation Society . . . — Map (db m94534) HM
One of America's leading architects of the early 20th century, Cass Gilbert (1859-1934), was born in a home that stood at this site. After studying at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Gilbert apprenticed with prominent architectural firm . . . — Map (db m13098) HM
In Memory of the Soldiers and Sailors of Muskingum County Ohio
Erected by Hazlett Post No. 81
Department of Ohio G.A.R.
Donated by Robert A. Parsons as a memorial to Hazlett Post No. 81 G.A.R. — Map (db m12445) HM
One of the most beautiful and interesting of the old stopping places is the Headley Inn which provided lodging and refreshment for the westward tide of immigration for 30 years. The Headley Inn dreamed half a century away over rooms stored with . . . — Map (db m98983) HM
A graduate of Zanesville High School, Karl Kappes studied art in Cincinnati before moving on to New York, Paris, and Munich. In the 1890's, Karl began working at the nationally known Weller Pottery; advancing to foreman in 1901, and lead designer . . . — Map (db m28920) HM
The Lodge of Amity, one of the six founding lodges of the Grand Lodge of Ohio, was chartered on June 24, 1805, and first met in the Benoni Pierce Hotel at the northeast corner of Main and Fifth Streets, Zanesville. This marker was erected in . . . — Map (db m13102) HM
In memory of our fallen comrades from Muskingum County who died during the Iraqi Conflicts
“Greater love hath no man than this, that he lay down his life for his friends” John 15:13
11-6-03 Noah Graham . . . — Map (db m16903) WM
Civil War - Army
Robert B. Brown
Civil War - Army
George A. Lloyd
Civil War - Army
William E. Richey
Civil War - Army
William H. Longshore
Civil War - . . . — Map (db m16902) WM
In memory of our fallen comrades - from Muskingum County - who died in the Republic of Vietnam
Apr 18-66 Danny A. Bolin - U.S.M.C.
Jun-66 Harold E. Boetcher - U.S.M.C.
Nov 19-66 Ted Belcher - Army/Medal of Honor
Dec 30-66 Guy W. Huey - . . . — Map (db m16912) HM
Front Nelson T. Gant as one of Zanesville’s most prominent African American citizens. Born into slavery on the Woodburn Estate of John Nixon of Loudoun County, Virginia on May 10, 1821, Nelson was given is freedom by the provisions of his . . . — Map (db m43961) HM
Nelson Talbot Gant was freed from slavery by the last will and testament of his owner, John Nixon, September of 1845 in Loudoun County, Virginia. However, Gant’s wife, Maria, was a slave to Jane Russell of Leesburg, Virginia. According to Virginia . . . — Map (db m43963) HM
Founded in 1890 in Roseville, Ohio, Roseville Pottery Company was incorporated in 1892 with George Young as general manager. At the time, Roseville produced commercial pottery such as stoneware, flowerpots, and cuspidors. The company moved to this . . . — Map (db m13103) HM
In 1809 the citizens of Zanesville erected a building on this site which served as the capitol of Ohio from October 1, 1810, until May 1, 1812. The 9th and 10th sessions of the Ohio General Assembly met here before returning to Chillicothe in May . . . — Map (db m275) HM
The original Sixth Street Bridge, constructed at a cost of $72,960, opened on December 7, 1885. The structure consisted of four wrought-iron trusses which spanned the Muskingum River and one swing truss which spanned the Muskingum Improvement Canal. . . . — Map (db m277) HM
Edward Edison Smith was born in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania and arrived in Muskingum
County about the same time as his neighbor, Uzal Headley. Smith was a farmer who built
a log house near this site and, after the National Road reached Zanesville in . . . — Map (db m98982) HM
1. John McIntire, Founder, son-in-law of Ebenezer Zane. Visionary for the town’s development. His legacy lives on in the McIntire Scholarship Fund. Died in 1815 at age 56.
2. Noah Norris, Patriot. Enlisted in the first black regiment . . . — Map (db m246) HM
The Zanesville lock, canal, and dam were part of a series of eleven such built on the Muskingum River from Marietta to Ellis, north of Zanesville, from 1836 to 1841. The improvements made the shallow river navigable by steamboats. The State of Ohio . . . — Map (db m13349) HM
Constructed of sandstone quarried from nearby Putnam Hill, the Stone Academy dates to 1809. The Springfield School House Company erected the building, it is believed, to lure the statehouse from Chillicothe. However, when Zanesville was chosen as . . . — Map (db m276) HM
On November 16, 1814, the Muskingum Messenger reported,
“Muskingum and Licking Bridge, This grand and important work
is now possible. Great credit is due to Mr. Rufus Scott, the architect.
Now the south and north sides of Licking . . . — Map (db m99037) HM
Born Pearl Zane Grey in 1872 at this site and raised in Zanesville, author Zane Grey established the western novel as a twentieth century American literary genre. Trained as a dentist and practicing in New York City, Grey began writing full time . . . — Map (db m13104) HM
Zanesville, the county seat of Muskingum County, was
named for Colonel Ebenezer Zane. In 1796 Congress
commissioned Colonel Zane to build a road from
Wheeling, Virginia (later West Virginia) to Limestone,
Kentucky (present Maysville, Kentucky). . . . — Map (db m98656) HM
This is a “rubbing” wall which depicts the proud
history of Zanesville and Muskingum County.
Historic images are surrounded by tiles
depicting foliage from the Ohio Buckeye tree.
The images are in order of their dates . . . — Map (db m28931) HM
(Front): A tale of two cities. During the time of the Underground Railroad, Zanesville and Putnam were two communities separated by the Muskingum River with two distinct moral views. The people in Zanesville were proslavery, in Putnam . . . — Map (db m5624) HM