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

Zanesville

The Historic National Road in Ohio

 
 
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By Rev. Ronald Irick, October 7, 2016
1. Zanesville Marker
Inscription. 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). He received three tracts of land as payment for his services. Zanesville was established on one of his tracts, at the junction of the Licking and Muskingum rivers. Zanesville served as Ohio’s capital from 1810 to 1812

. The National Road reached Zanesville in 1830, primarily following the route laid out by Colonel Zane which became known as Zane’s Trace. With the combination of the National Road, and the navigable Muskingum River, Zanesville soon became an important commercial center. By the 1840’s, flourishing industries included iron foundries, and cotton, flour, paper and lumber mills. Production of art pottery was the most important industry in Zanesville during the second half of the nineteenth century. By the 1910’s, the Zanesville region was the largest manufacturer of pottery in the world.
 
Erected 2011 by The Ohio National Road Association, Inc.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the The Historic National Road marker series.
 
Location. 39° 56.413′ 

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By Rev. Ronald Irick, October 7, 2016
2. Zanesville Marker
Full view of marker, amid multiple monuments on the Courthouse lawn
N, 82° 0.429′ W. Marker is in Zanesville, Ohio, in Muskingum County. Marker is at the intersection of Old National Road (U.S. 40), on the right when traveling west on Old National Road. Touch for map. marker is in front of the Muskingum County Courthouse. Marker is at or near this postal address: 401 Main Street, Zanesville OH 43701, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Second Capital of Ohio (a few steps from this marker); World War II and Korean War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Three Muskingum County Courthouses (within shouting distance of this marker); Lodge of Amity No. 5 Free and Accepted Masons (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Architect Cass Gilbert (about 600 feet away); American Legion Post #29 Veterans Memorial (about 600 feet away); The Bicentennial Legacy Monument (approx. ¼ mile away); Muskingum County Iraqi Conflicts Memorial (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Zanesville.
 
Additional keywords. Old National Road
 
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Zanesville Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, October 7, 2016
3. Zanesville Marker
Marker can be seen at a distance, looking west on Main Street, Old National Road
Zanesville Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, October 7, 2016
4. Zanesville Marker
Picture on marker, of Interurban Trolley, in downtown Zanesville
Zanesville Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, October 7, 2016
5. Zanesville Marker
Picture on marker, street scene in Zanesville. General Sherman's supply train passing west on the National Road
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 13, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 12, 2016, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. This page has been viewed 131 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on October 12, 2016, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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