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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Muskingum County, Ohio

 
Clickable Map of Muskingum County, Ohio and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Muskingum County, OH (78) Coshocton County, OH (73) Guernsey County, OH (51) Licking County, OH (157) Morgan County, OH (43) Noble County, OH (18) Perry County, OH (32)  MuskingumCounty(78) Muskingum County (78)  CoshoctonCounty(73) Coshocton County (73)  GuernseyCounty(51) Guernsey County (51)  LickingCounty(157) Licking County (157)  MorganCounty(43) Morgan County (43)  NobleCounty(18) Noble County (18)  PerryCounty(32) Perry County (32)
Zanesville is the county seat for Muskingum County
Adjacent to Muskingum County, Ohio
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      Guernsey County (51)  
      Licking County (157)  
      Morgan County (43)  
      Noble County (18)  
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1Ohio, Muskingum County, Cumberland — 17-60 — The Lett Settlement
Near International Road (Local Route 216) east of Big Muskie Drive (Ohio Route 284).
Near this location stood the settlement of African American families known as “The Lett Settlement.” The Lett Settlement was a self-sustaining community of mixed race families, including the Caliman, Guy, and Lett families. The . . . Map (db m135923) HM
2Ohio, Muskingum County, Dresden — Dresden Fire Department
On 9th Street (Ohio Route 208), on the right when traveling west.
Dedicated to all fallen firefighters who have made the supreme sacrifice In memory of Greg Rodgers who passed away in the line of duty 12/13/99 “Greater love has no one than this that he lay down his life for his friends” John . . . Map (db m14722) HM
3Ohio, Muskingum County, Dresden — Dresden War Memorial
On Main Street, on the left when traveling south.
“Dedicated to all veterans in all wars” They brought honor to our country & promise to our dreams In memory of our departed veterans of all wars Civil War Killed in Action Jacob Ane Benjamin W. Barton John Cassell . . . Map (db m14725) WM
4Ohio, Muskingum County, Dresden — Father John D. Kempf Veterans Memorial
On Chestnut Street at 4th Street, on the left when traveling north on Chestnut Street.
To all veterans in honor [of] Father John D. Kempf National Chaplain of the American Legion 1982 - 1983Map (db m14723) HM
5Ohio, Muskingum County, Dresden — World's Largest Basket
On West 5th Street at Main Street (County Route 706), on the right when traveling east on West 5th Street.
The World's Largest Basket is 48 feet long, 11 feet wide, 23 feet high. This basket was made from 10 hardwood maple trees and required 2,000 employee hours of work to complete. This is a giant sized model of the popular Longabreger Market . . . Map (db m158013) HM
6Ohio, Muskingum County, Duncan Falls — Address at Naming of Winefordner Field, Lemmon, S. D.By John N. Bailey
Mr. Chairman, Ladies and Gentlemen: A little more than a month ago we assembled here and dedicated this port to the future use of aerial transportation. For that event and in order to make the ceremony more interesting and impressive, the . . . Map (db m13391) HM
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7Ohio, Muskingum County, East Fultonham — Safety Follows WisdomPortland Cement Association Safety Trophy
On U.S. 22 at Old Town Road, on the right when traveling east on U.S. 22.
Awarded Columbia Cement Division, Pittsburgh Plate Glass Co., for a Perfect Safety Record in 1931. Reawarded for a Perfect Safety Record in                               1935       1956       1966       1974                               1947 . . . Map (db m12016) HM
8Ohio, Muskingum County, Fultonham — 10-60 — Birthplace of Thomas A. Hendricks
On Old Town Road, 0.6 miles east of Cemetery Road.
Vice President Thomas A. Hendricks was born at this site on September 7, 1819. While still a baby, Thomas' family moved to Indiana and he grew up and rose to prominence in the Hoosier State. Hendricks served consecutively in the Indiana State . . . Map (db m13097) HM
9Ohio, Muskingum County, New Concord — Birthplace of William Rainey Harper1856-1906
On Main Street (U.S. 40) at College Drive on Main Street.
This log house, constructed by blacksmith Joseph McKinney, was the birthplace of William Rainey Harper. The son of Scotch-Irish settlers, Harper graduated from Muskingum College at the age of 14, giving his valedictory address in Hebrew. A gifted . . . Map (db m282) HM
10Ohio, Muskingum County, New Concord — Boyhood Home of John H. Glenn, Jr.
On West Main Street (Alternate Interstate 70) west of Spragg Alley, on the right when traveling east.
This property is listed in the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior Boyhood Home of John H. Glenn, Jr. Build 1923Map (db m205875) HM
11Ohio, Muskingum County, New Concord — College Drive Presbyterian Church
On College Drive north of West Main Street (U.S. 40), on the right.
This congregation of Scotch-Irish pioneers was first gathered at Crooked Creek in 1806, and organized in 1812 as the Crooked Creek Associate Reformed Church. The congregation moved to this site in 1858 and was reorganized as the New Concord United . . . Map (db m280) HM
12Ohio, Muskingum County, New Concord — Findley Settlement
On West Main Street (U.S. 40) west of College Drive, on the right when traveling west.
Judge David Findley and his sons worked farms which extended from the site of Interstate 70 to the John Glenn High School. Here, on Findley Creek, the Judge erected log houses and built a carding and fulling mill and a tobacco warehouse. . . . Map (db m279) HM
13Ohio, Muskingum County, New Concord — Fox Creek "S" Bridge Park
The Fox Creek “S” Bridge is one of a series of such bridges which lined the path of the National Road. All but a handful were destroyed during the construction of U.S. Route 40. The National Road, completed here in 1828, . . . Map (db m104805) HM
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14Ohio, Muskingum County, New Concord — Fox Creek Bridge
On Old National Road (U.S. 40) at East Pike Street, on the right when traveling west on Old National Road.
1828 (DAR logo) 1936 In memory of the pioneers who built this “S” bridge the Ohio Society Daughters of the American RevolutionMap (db m82441) HM
15Ohio, Muskingum County, New Concord — John GlennThe Historic National Road in Ohio
On West Main Street (U.S. 40), on the right when traveling east.
John Glenn, Jr. is a retired U.S. Marine Corps pilot, astronaut, and U.S. Senator. He was born in Cambridge, Ohio, on July 18, 1921, and moved to New Concord when he was two. On February 20, 1962, Glenn flew on the Friendship 7 space mission, . . . Map (db m98607) HM
16Ohio, Muskingum County, New Concord — Muskingum College
On College Drive north of Main Street (U.S. 40), in the median.
The college was chartered by the Ohio General Assembly in March 1837. It was funded by a group of New Concord area residents, the Friends of Education. The original building burned in March, 1851. The College Hall was rebuilt by public . . . Map (db m283) HM
17Ohio, Muskingum County, New Concord — New ConcordThe Historic National Road in Ohio
On West Main Street (U.S. 40) at North Layton Drive, on the right when traveling east on West Main Street.
In 1827, construction of the National Road began through Muskingum County, and the Scotch-Irish settlement that became New Concord was laid out on March 24, 1828 by Judge David Findley. Judge Findley, born in Belfast, Ireland in 1762, and his six . . . Map (db m98608) HM
18Ohio, Muskingum County, New Concord — New Concord
On West Main Street (Alternate Interstate 70) west of North Layton Drive, on the right when traveling east.
Home of Muskingum College and John Glenn, Jr., First American to orbit the EarthMap (db m205876) HM
19Ohio, Muskingum County, New Concord — New Concord War Memorial
On Main Street (U.S. 40), on the right when traveling east.
For God and Country we dedicate this memorial in loving memory of our veterans of all wars who have served their country so we may continue to enjoy freedom and democracy.Map (db m13352) HM
20Ohio, Muskingum County, New Concord — Robert Francis Harper
On Main Street (U.S. 40) at College Drive, on the right when traveling east on Main Street.
This Garden is in Memory of Robert Francis Harper (1864–1906). Robert Francis "Frank" Harper, who was born in this cabin, joined his brother William Rainey in studying ancient languages. He became one of the world experts on the ancient people . . . Map (db m281) HM
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21Ohio, Muskingum County, New Concord — 2-60 — S-Bridge
On U.S. 40, on the right when traveling west.
Coaches, Conestoga wagons, herds of livestock, pioneers on foot or horseback, peddlers, soldiers, beggers - these and many others have crossed this bridge on the National Road since 1830. Escaping slaves sought shelter beneath it. Like many others . . . Map (db m13350) HM
22Ohio, Muskingum County, New Concord — The New Concord Underground RailroadCivil War Story
On West Main Street (Old National Road) (U.S. 22/40) east of Spragg Alley, on the right when traveling east.
“God had made of one blood all men to dwell upon the earth” -Reformed Presbyterian 1842
The Scotch-Irish residents of the New Concord area were predominantly Presbyterian, Reformed Presbyterian, Associate . . . Map (db m154304) HM
23Ohio, Muskingum County, New Concord — 12-60 — Zane's Trace
On U.S. 40 at Shadyside Drive, on the right when traveling west on U.S. 40.
Side A Fulfilling President George Washington's desire to “open wide the gates of the West,” in 1796 Congress authorized the Zane brothers of Fort Henry (at present day Wheeling) to clear a path through the dense woods of Appalachian . . . Map (db m13351) HM
24Ohio, Muskingum County, Norwich — 15-60 — First Traffic Fatality in Ohio / The National Road
On Main Street at Lodge Street, on the left when traveling north on Main Street.
First Traffic Fatality in Ohio As he traveled the National Road on August 20, 1835, the last diary entry by Christopher C. Baldwin, librarian for the American Antiquarian Society in Worcester, Massachusetts, was, “Start by stage on the . . . Map (db m13348) HM
25Ohio, Muskingum County, Norwich — In Memory of Christopher BaldwinFirst Traffic Fatality in Ohio
On Main Street at Norwich Drive, on the left when traveling east on Main Street.
In Memory of Christopher C. Baldwin, Librarian of the American Antiqurian Society Worchester, Mass., killed on this curve Aug. 20, 1835, by the overturning of a stage coach. This being the first traffic accident on record in this state.Map (db m157951) HM
26Ohio, Muskingum County, Norwich — Mile MarkersNational Road/Zane Grey Museum — One of Several Identical Markers —
Near E. Pike Old National Road (U.S. 40).
The Act of Congress in 1806 which authorized the construction of the National Road required that mile markers be placed at regular intervals. These reference points reassured travelers that they were following the correct route. They also indicated . . . Map (db m205519) HM
27Ohio, Muskingum County, Norwich — MotelsThe Historic National Road in Ohio
On Old National Road (U.S. 40), on the left when traveling east.
As motorized transportation developed, motels of all sizes became a fixture along the National Road. Automobile travel in the early 1900s was often an adventure. Overnight accommodations, in the form of hotels, were concentrated in urban centers, . . . Map (db m98694) HM
28Ohio, Muskingum County, Norwich — Norwich
On Norwich Drive near Alternate Interstate 70, on the right when traveling north.
The 1835 scene of the first recorded traffic fatality in Ohio, an overturned stagecoachMap (db m205871) HM
29Ohio, Muskingum County, Norwich — Norwich
On Norwich Drive, 0.3 miles east of Lodge Street, on the right when traveling east.
The 1835 scene of the first recorded traffic fatality in Ohio, an overturned stagecoachMap (db m205874) HM
30Ohio, Muskingum County, Norwich — 1-60 — Salt Creek Bridge/Timber Covered Bridges
On Arch Hill Road at Murphy Hill Road, on the right when traveling east on Arch Hill Road.
Side A: Salt Creek Bridge This covered bridge, spanning Salt Creek in Perry Township, Muskingum County was erected in the 1870s. It is a splendid example of an Ohio covered bridge built with Warren type trusses. It is being preserved as an . . . Map (db m13344) HM
31Ohio, Muskingum County, Norwich — The Historic National Roadin Ohio
Near East Pike National Road (U.S. 40) at Zane Grey Road (County Route 199).
Welcome to the National Road The National road crosses six states from Baltimore, Maryland to East St. Louis, Illinois. The road fulfilled the dreams of George Washington and Thomas Jefferson to build an all-weather route across the . . . Map (db m93721) HM
32Ohio, Muskingum County, Norwich — The Historic National Road in OhioMile Markers
Near East Pike National Road (U.S. 40) at Zane Grey Road (County Route 199).
The Act of Congress in 1806, which authorized the construction of the National Road, required that mile markers be placed at regular intervals. These reference points reassured travelers that they were following the correct route. They also . . . Map (db m205520) HM
33Ohio, Muskingum County, Norwich — The Ralph Hardesty Stone HouseThe Historic National Road in Ohio — The Road That Helped Build The Nation —
On Norwich Drive at Harding Way Road, on the right when traveling west on Norwich Drive.
Built in 1836 for Ralph Hardesty at a cost of $500, the original stone portion of this house measures 40 by 22 feet. Little is known of Mr. Hardesty except that he was listed in the 1850 Census, when he was 43 years of age. The two-story house, . . . Map (db m205872) HM
34Ohio, Muskingum County, Norwich — Tomb Of The Unknown SoldierNever Forget Garden
On East Pike (U.S. 22) west of Zane Grey Road (County Road 199), on the right when traveling east.
This garden is a living tribute to all of America's veterans and their families. In silence and respect, this is a place to remember why millions of Americans have fought and died for our liberty and our freedom. Here we renew our promise to . . . Map (db m205870) WM
35Ohio, Muskingum County, Norwich — Warren Pony Truss BridgeRiveted Iron Bridge
Near Old National Road (U.S. 40) near 8850 E Pike,.
This is among the oldest surviving rivet-connected Warren Pony Truss bridges in Ohio and a good example of a bridge type commonly used in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century. It is typical of the quality of construction by the Mount . . . Map (db m98817) HM
36Ohio, Muskingum County, Norwich — Zane’s Trace BridgeWarrern Riveted Pony Truss Bridge
Near East Pike National Road (U.S. 40) near Zane Grey Road (County Route 199).
(original medallion- The Mt. Vernon Bridge Co, Mt. Vernon Ohio 1909) Warrern Riveted Pony Truss Bridge erected along the Zane Trace over Salt Creek Moved to National Road Zane Grey Museum in 2000Map (db m93735) HM
37Ohio, Muskingum County, Philo — Lt. Michael J. Lutz
On Front Street at 3rd Street, on the left when traveling south on Front Street.
In memory of Lt. Michael J. Lutz Who lost his life in the line of duty, July 12, 1994 Dedicated for service to the community as a member of the Muskingum County Sheriffs Department and Harrison Township Fire Department. . . . Map (db m13551) HM
38Ohio, Muskingum County, Philo — 8-60 — The Muskingum River Flows North
Near Bridge Street.
Thirty-thousand years ago, the streams and rivers in this area flowed north. A ridge extended across what is today the Muskingum-Morgan County line about seven miles south of the Philo Lock. When the Wisconsin Glacier moved down from Canada 25,000 . . . Map (db m13334) HM
39Ohio, Muskingum County, Zanesville — 100th Anniversary of the Flood of 1913
On Market Street west of North 5th Street, on the right when traveling west.
This plaque commemorates the 100th anniversary of the Flood of 1913. Designating the high water mark in and around the city of Zanesville. To those who, during the flood which overwhelmed Zanesville in March, 1913, many times put their own . . . Map (db m205866) HM
40Ohio, Muskingum County, Zanesville — American Legion Post #29 Veterans MemorialZanesville, Ohio
On 3rd Street at Main Street (U.S. 40), on the right when traveling south on 3rd Street.
Dedicated this date 8-20-00 to the brave men and women whose sacrifices made this nation free. May they forever be remembered.Map (db m16901) HM
41Ohio, Muskingum County, Zanesville — 18-60 — Anti-Slavery Tensions in Muskingum County
Near Jefferson Street at Putnam Avenue (U.S. 22).
Side A 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
42Ohio, Muskingum County, Zanesville — 14-60 — Architect Cass Gilbert
On 4th Street at Market Street, on the right when traveling north on 4th Street.
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
43Ohio, Muskingum County, Zanesville — Combat Wounded VeteransMilitary Order of the Purple Heart — 1782 - 1932 —
On Main Street (U.S. 40) west of North 5th Street, on the right when traveling west.
Dedicated to all men and women wounded in all our wars
My stone is red for the blood they shed, the medal I bear is my country's way to show they care, if I could be seen by all mankind maybe peace will come in . . . Map (db m205862) WM
44Ohio, Muskingum County, Zanesville — Eisenhower Interstate System
Near Dwight D. Eisenhower Highway (Interstate 70) 5 miles west of Ohio Route 82, on the right when traveling west.
In August 1973, the U.S. Congress Designated a cross-country stretch of interstate as the "Dwight D. Eisenhower Highway," in tribute to President Eisenhower's early recognition of the need for national network of highways to enhance the mobility . . . Map (db m166454) HM
45Ohio, Muskingum County, Zanesville — First National Bank
On Main Street (U.S. 40) just east of South 4th Street, on the right when traveling east.
In 1907, First National Bank erected its 3rd building to serve as its headquarters on Main Street. This magnificent eagle, standing watch over the entrance, highlighted the structure. When the building was razed in 1931 to make room for the . . . Map (db m205865) HM
46Ohio, Muskingum County, Zanesville — G.A.R. Soldiers and Sailors MonumentMuskingum County, Ohio
On Pershing Road, on the left when traveling west.
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
47Ohio, Muskingum County, Zanesville — Headley InnThe Historic National Road in Ohio
On West Pike (U.S. 40), on the right when traveling west.
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
48Ohio, Muskingum County, Zanesville — 1521.14 — Historical Flood Marker
On Market Street west of North 5th Street, on the right when traveling west.
Historical Flood Mark March 1913Map (db m205868) HM
49Ohio, Muskingum County, Zanesville — Karl Kappes(1861 - 1943) — Artist, Zanesville-native —
On 5th Street, on the right when traveling south.
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
50Ohio, Muskingum County, Zanesville — 6-60 — Lodge of Amity No. 5 Free and Accepted Masons
Near 4th Street, 0 miles south of Market Street, on the right when traveling north. Reported permanently removed.
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 m212234) HM
51Ohio, Muskingum County, Zanesville — Muskingum County Iraqi Conflicts Memorial
Near Market Street.
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
52Ohio, Muskingum County, Zanesville — Muskingum County Medal of Honor Memorial
Near Market Street, on the right when traveling west.
Alfred Ransbottom Civil War - Army 2-24-1865 Robert B. Brown Civil War - Army 3-27-1890 George A. Lloyd Civil War - Army 4-16-1891 William E. Richey Civil War - Army 11-9-1893 William H. Longshore Civil War - . . . Map (db m16902) WM
53Ohio, Muskingum County, Zanesville — Muskingum County Vietnam War Memorial"Brothers All, They Gave All"
Near Market Street.
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) WM
54Ohio, Muskingum County, Zanesville — Nelson T. Gant House
On West Pike (U.S. 40), on the right when traveling west.
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
55Ohio, Muskingum County, Zanesville — Nelson T. Gant HouseThe Historic National Road in Ohio
On West Pike (U.S. 40), on the right when traveling west.
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
56Ohio, Muskingum County, Zanesville — Ohio Flag Unit
On Main Street (U.S. 40) just west of North 5th Street, on the right when traveling west.
Ohio Flag Unit 17th Infantry Regiment BuffalosMap (db m205864) WM
57Ohio, Muskingum County, Zanesville — 16-60 — Roseville Pottery Company1890 - 1954 — Linden Avenue Plant —
On Linden Avenue, 0.2 miles north of Taylor Street, on the left when traveling north.
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
58Ohio, Muskingum County, Zanesville — 7-60 — Second Capital of Ohio
On Main Street (U.S. 40) east of 4th Street, on the left when traveling east.
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
59Ohio, Muskingum County, Zanesville — Sixth Street Bridge
On Muskingum Avenue west of Putnam Avenue (Ohio Route 93).
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
60Ohio, Muskingum County, Zanesville — Smith House & Farm
On West Pike (U.S. 40), on the right when traveling west.
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
61Ohio, Muskingum County, Zanesville — The Bicentennial Legacy Monument
On Market Street west of North 2nd Street, on the right when traveling west.
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
62Ohio, Muskingum County, Zanesville — The History Of Zanesville
On Main Street (U.S. 40) west of North 5th Street, on the right when traveling west.
1880 - William Green opens the first tavern in what is now Zanesville. 1801 - Zanesville receives its name from a government official. (Formerly known as Westbourne). 1810-1812 - Zanesville is the capital of Ohio. 1817 - . . . Map (db m205860) HM
63Ohio, Muskingum County, Zanesville — 9-60 — The Muskingum River Locks
Near 8th Street near Hughes Street.
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
64Ohio, Muskingum County, Zanesville — 11-66 — The Stone Academy
On Putnam Avenue (Ohio Route 93) north of Jefferson Street, on the left when traveling south.
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 m172342) HM
65Ohio, Muskingum County, Zanesville — Three Muskingum County CourthousesFormer Capitol of Ohio
On Main Street (U.S. 40) at North 4th Street, on the right when traveling west on Main Street.
Three Muskingum County Courthouses have stood on this site. the second (depicted above) served as the Ohio State Capitol from 1810 to 1812Map (db m99192) HM
66Ohio, Muskingum County, Zanesville — Union Veteran Legion No. 118
On Greenwood Avenue (U.S. 40) at Hamline Avenue, on the left when traveling east on Greenwood Avenue.
Dedicated to the Union Veteran Legion No. 118 Long Service Soldiers of the Civil WarMap (db m13331) HM
67Ohio, Muskingum County, Zanesville — Veterans Memorial
On Main Street, on the right when traveling west.
Dedicated by American Legion Post 29 Thank you for your serviceMap (db m206140) WM
68Ohio, Muskingum County, Zanesville — World War II Memorial
On Main Street (U.S. 40) west of North 5th Street, on the right when traveling west.
Victory in Europe 1945 - 1995 A 50 year commemoration dedicated May 8, 1995 In honor of all World War II veterans of Muskingum CountyMap (db m205863) WM
69Ohio, Muskingum County, Zanesville — World War II/Korean War Memorial
On Main Street (U.S. 40) at 5th Street, on the right when traveling west on Main Street.
297 men from Muskingum Co. Ohio died in World War II 1941-1945, and the Korean War 1950-1953. This monument is a tribute to that sacrifice. 297 empty helmets (symbolic of each fallen soldier, sailor, marine, and airman) have a name upon them. They . . . Map (db m61850) WM
70Ohio, Muskingum County, Zanesville — World War Memorial
On Main Street (U.S. 40) at North 4th Street, on the right when traveling west on Main Street.
Erected by the people of Muskingum County in recognition of those who rendered service to our country during the World WarMap (db m205858) WM
71Ohio, Muskingum County, Zanesville — Y-BridgeThe Historic National Road in Ohio — A Unique Landmark —
On Old National Road (U.S. 40), on the left when traveling west.
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
72Ohio, Muskingum County, Zanesville — 3-60 — Y-Bridge — 1902 —
On Linden Avenue north of Main Street (U.S. 40), on the right when traveling south.
World famous part of the Old National Road. Maintained by Muskingum County. Marker by Ohio Society of Professional Engineers. Approved by the Ohio Historical Society.Map (db m9555) HM
73Ohio, Muskingum County, Zanesville — 4-60 — Y-Bridge — 1902 —
On Main Street (U.S. 40), on the right when traveling south.
World famous part of the Old National Road. Maintained by Muskingum County. Marker by Ohio Society of Professional Engineers. Approved by the Ohio Historical Society.Map (db m9559) HM
74Ohio, Muskingum County, Zanesville — 5-60 — Y-Bridge — 1902
On West Main Street (Historic National Road) (U.S. 40), on the right when traveling east. Reported missing.
World famous part of the Old National Road. Maintained by Muskingum County Marker by Ohio Society of Professional Engineers Approved by the Ohio Historical SocietyMap (db m8518) HM
75Ohio, Muskingum County, Zanesville — 13-60 — Zane Grey"Father of the Western Novel"
On Convers Road, 0.1 miles west of Maple Avenue, on the right when traveling west.
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
76Ohio, Muskingum County, Zanesville — ZanesvilleThe Historic National Road in Ohio
On Old National Road (U.S. 40), on the right when traveling west on Old National Road.
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 m194090) HM
77Ohio, Muskingum County, Zanesville — Zanesville and Muskingum County Artwall
On 5th Street at Shinnick Street, on the left when traveling south on 5th Street.
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
78Ohio, Muskingum County, Zanesville — Zanesville Underground Railroad
On Muskingum Avenue west of Putnam Avenue (Ohio Route 93), on the right when traveling west.
(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
 
 
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Feb. 2, 2023