Zanesville, Ohio

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Zanesville, Ohio
Location of Zanesville, Ohio
Location of Zanesville, Ohio
Coordinates: 39°56′46″N 82°0′44″W / 39.94611°N 82.01222°W / 39.94611; -82.01222Coordinates: 39°56′46″N 82°0′44″W / 39.94611°N 82.01222°W / 39.94611; -82.01222
Country United States
State Ohio
County Muskingum
 • Mayor Howard Butch Zwelling
 • Total 11.5 sq mi (29.8 km2)
 • Land 11.2 sq mi (29.1 km2)
 • Water 0.3 sq mi (0.7 km2)
Elevation[1] 676 ft (206 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 25,487
 • Density 2,276.8/sq mi (879.1/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP codes 43701-43702
Area code(s) 740
FIPS code 39-88084[2]
GNIS feature ID 1071002[1]

Zanesville is a city in and the county seat of Muskingum County, Ohio, United States.[3] The population was 25,487 at the 2010 census.[4]

It was founded by Ebenezer Zane. Zane had constructed Zane's Trace, a pioneer road through present-day Ohio. He settled in the area in 1797 with his son-in-law, John McIntire. They put the town at the point where Zane's Trace met the Muskingum River.

From 1810-1812, the city was the second state capital of Ohio.[5] The National Road runs through Zanesville as U.S. Route 40. Novelist Zane Grey, a descendant of the Zane family, was born in the city.

The Zanesville Y-Bridge, seen from a high bluff south of the river confluence.

The city has two engineering landmarks: the Muskingum River Canal, designated a National Historic Civil Engineering Landmark; and the Zanesville Y-Bridge, the only such structure in the United States still in use and listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  4. "Zanesville (city) Quick Facts from the U.S. Census Bureau". Retrieved November 26, 2011. 

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