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Zanesville in Muskingum County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

The Stone Academy

 
 
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By J. J. Prats, April 10, 2006
1. The Stone Academy Marker
Inscription.  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 the capital the following year. the building was used for public functions and for its "intended" purpose as a school. The Ohio Anti-Slavery Society held its state conventions here in 1835 and 1839, with prominent abolitionist leader Theodore Weld, among others, in attendance. The Stone Academy became a private residence after 1839. In the 1870s, it was the childhood home of Elizabeth Robins, the famed late-nineteenth and early-twentieth century actress, playwright, author, and activist. The Stone Academy was donated to the Pioneer and Historical Society of Muskingum County in 1981.
 
Erected 1999 by Ohio Bicentenial Commission, The Longaberger Company, Zanesville-Muskingum County Convention and Visitors Bureau, and the Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 11-66.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Abolition & Underground RR
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By J. J. Prats, April 10, 2006
2. The Stone Academy
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Arts, Letters, MusicEducation. In addition, it is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1809.
 
Location. 39° 55.921′ N, 82° 0.416′ W. Marker is in Zanesville, Ohio, in Muskingum County. Marker is on Putnam Avenue (Ohio Route 93) north of Jefferson Street, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 115 Jefferson Street, Zanesville OH 43701, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Anti-Slavery Tensions in Muskingum County (within shouting distance of this marker); Zanesville Underground Railroad (approx. 0.2 miles away); Sixth Street Bridge (approx. ¼ mile away); The Muskingum River Locks (approx. ¼ mile away); G.A.R. Soldiers and Sailors Monument (approx. 0.6 miles away); American Legion Post #29 Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.6 miles away); Zanesville (approx. 0.6 miles away); Three Muskingum County Courthouses (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Zanesville.
 
More about this marker. The Ohio Historical Society considers this marker’s number to be No. 11-60 and that is the number we use in this database. However, the marker was erroneously numbered 11-66 on its face.
 
The Stone Academy image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, April 10, 2006
3. The Stone Academy
This view is from the marker on Putnam Street. Building faces Jefferson Street, out of frame on the right.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 3, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 19, 2006, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 2,429 times since then and 17 times this year. Last updated on May 1, 2021, by Robert Baughman of Bellefontaine, Ohio. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 19, 2006, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.

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