Location of Zanesville, Ohio
|• 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||676 ft (206 m)|
|• Density||2,276.8/sq mi (879.1/km2)|
|Time zone||Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
|GNIS feature ID||1071002|
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. 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 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]
- "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- "Zanesville (city) Quick Facts from the U.S. Census Bureau". Retrieved November 26, 2011.
Other websites[change | change source]
- City of Zanesville's official website
- Zanesville and Muskingum County, Ohio
- Zanesville Ohio Community Directory
- Zanesville Tourism site
- Zanesville-Muskingum County Chamber of Commerce
- John McIntire Library website
- South Branch Library website
- Downtown Zanesville Artist Colony website