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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Zanesville, 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;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> 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 (33)  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(33) Perry County (33)
Zanesville is the county seat for Muskingum County
Zanesville is in Muskingum County
      Muskingum County (78)  
      Coshocton County (73)  
      Guernsey County (51)  
      Licking County (157)  
      Morgan County (43)  
      Noble County (18)  
      Perry County (33)  
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1 Ohio, Muskingum County, Zanesville — 100th Anniversary of the Flood of 1913
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
2 Ohio, Muskingum County, Zanesville — American Legion Post #29 Veterans MemorialZanesville, Ohio
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
3 Ohio, Muskingum County, Zanesville — 18-60 — Anti-Slavery Tensions in Muskingum County
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
4 Ohio, Muskingum County, Zanesville — 14-60 — Architect Cass Gilbert
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
5 Ohio, Muskingum County, Zanesville — Combat Wounded VeteransMilitary Order of the Purple Heart — 1782 - 1932 —
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 m224041) WM
6 Ohio, Muskingum County, Zanesville — Eisenhower Interstate System
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
7 Ohio, Muskingum County, Zanesville — First National Bank
In 1907, First National Bank erected the third 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 . . . Map (db m224038) HM
8 Ohio, Muskingum County, Zanesville — G.A.R. Soldiers and Sailors MonumentMuskingum County, Ohio
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
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9 Ohio, Muskingum County, Zanesville — Headley InnThe Historic National Road in Ohio
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
10 Ohio, Muskingum County, Zanesville — 1521.14 — Historical Flood Mark
Historical Flood Mark March 1913Map (db m224036) HM
11 Ohio, Muskingum County, Zanesville — Karl Kappes(1861 - 1943) — Artist, Zanesville-native —
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
12 Ohio, Muskingum County, Zanesville — 6-60 — Lodge of Amity No. 5 Free and Accepted Masons 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
13 Ohio, Muskingum County, Zanesville — Muskingum County Iraqi Conflicts Memorial
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
14 Ohio, Muskingum County, Zanesville — Muskingum County Medal of Honor Memorial
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
15 Ohio, Muskingum County, Zanesville — Muskingum County Vietnam War Memorial"Brothers All, They Gave All"
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
16 Ohio, Muskingum County, Zanesville — Nelson T. Gant House
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
17 Ohio, Muskingum County, Zanesville — Nelson T. Gant HouseThe Historic National Road in Ohio
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
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18 Ohio, Muskingum County, Zanesville — Ohio Flag Unit
Ohio Flag Unit 17th Infantry Regiment BuffalosMap (db m205864) WM
19 Ohio, Muskingum County, Zanesville — 16-60 — Roseville Pottery Company1890 - 1954 — Linden Avenue Plant —
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
20 Ohio, Muskingum County, Zanesville — 7-60 — Second Capital of Ohio
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
21 Ohio, Muskingum County, Zanesville — Sixth Street Bridge
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
22 Ohio, Muskingum County, Zanesville — Smith House & Farm
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
23 Ohio, Muskingum County, Zanesville — The Bicentennial Legacy Monument
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
24 Ohio, Muskingum County, Zanesville — The History of Zanesville
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 m224039) HM
25 Ohio, Muskingum County, Zanesville — 9-60 — The Muskingum River Locks
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
26 Ohio, Muskingum County, Zanesville — 11-66 — The Stone Academy
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
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27 Ohio, Muskingum County, Zanesville — Three Muskingum County CourthousesFormer Capitol of Ohio
Three Muskingum County Courthouses have stood on this site. The second (depicted above) served as the Ohio State Capitol from 1810 to 1812.Map (db m224037) HM
28 Ohio, Muskingum County, Zanesville — Union Veteran Legion No. 118
Dedicated to the Union Veteran Legion No. 118 Long Service Soldiers of the Civil WarMap (db m13331) HM
29 Ohio, Muskingum County, Zanesville — Veterans Memorial
Dedicated by American Legion Post 29 Thank you for your serviceMap (db m206140) WM
30 Ohio, Muskingum County, Zanesville — World War II Memorial
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 m224040) WM
31 Ohio, Muskingum County, Zanesville — World War II/Korean War Memorial
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 m224043) WM
32 Ohio, Muskingum County, Zanesville — World War Memorial
Erected by the people of Muskingum County in recognition of those who rendered service to our country during the World WarMap (db m205858) WM
33 Ohio, Muskingum County, Zanesville — Y-BridgeThe Historic National Road in Ohio — A Unique Landmark —
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
34 Ohio, Muskingum County, Zanesville — 3-60 — Y-Bridge — 1902 —
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
35 Ohio, Muskingum County, Zanesville — 4-60 — Y-Bridge — 1902 —
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
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36 Ohio, Muskingum County, Zanesville — 5-60 — Y-Bridge — 1902 — 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
37 Ohio, Muskingum County, Zanesville — 13-60 — Zane Grey"Father of the Western Novel"
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
38 Ohio, Muskingum County, Zanesville — ZanesvilleThe Historic National Road in Ohio
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
39 Ohio, Muskingum County, Zanesville — Zanesville and Muskingum County Artwall
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 beginning with the . . . Map (db m231257) HM
40 Ohio, Muskingum County, Zanesville — Zanesville Underground Railroad
(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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Sep. 25, 2023