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Encyclopedia > Zanesville, Ohio
Muskingum County Courthouse (Photo ©2004 Leslie K. Dellovade)

Zanesville is a city in Muskingum County, Ohio, United States. The population was 25,586 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Muskingum County.GR6 Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1001x906, 350 KB) Summary Muskingham County courthouse, w:Zanesville, Ohio. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1001x906, 350 KB) Summary Muskingham County courthouse, w:Zanesville, Ohio. ... Muskingum County is a county located in the state of Ohio. ... Official language(s) None Capital Columbus Largest city Columbus Largest metro area Cleveland Area  Ranked 34th  - Total 44,825 sq mi (116,096 km²)  - Width 220 miles (355 km)  - Length 220 miles (355 km)  - % water 8. ... 2000 US Census logo The Twenty-Second United States Census, known as Census 2000 and conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States on April 1, 2000, to be 281,421,906, an increase of 13. ... A county seat is a term for an administrative center for a county, primarily used in the United States. ... Muskingum County is a county located in the state of Ohio. ...


Zanesville was settled in 1797 by Ebenezer Zane (who lent his name to the town) and his son in law, John McIntire, at the point where Zane's Trace met the Muskingum River. Novelist Zane Grey was a descendant of the Zane family and was born in Zanesville. The city was the second state capital of Ohio from 1810 to 1812[1]. The National Road ran through Zanesville. 1797 (MDCCXCVII) was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Wednesday of the 11-day-slower Julian calendar). ... Ebenezer Zane (1747-1811) was an American pioneer and land speculator. ... Zanes Trace is the name for a frontier road constructed under the direction of Col. ... The Muskingum River near its mouth at Marietta, Ohio in 2001 The Muskingum River is a tributary of the Ohio River, approximately 111 mi (179 km) long, in southeastern Ohio in the United States. ... A novel is an extended work of written, narrative, prose fiction, usually in story form; the writer of a novel is a novelist. ... Zane Grey (January 31, 1872 – October 23, 1939) was an American author best known for his popular adventure novels and pulp fiction that presented an idealized image of the rugged Old West. ... List of capitals of subnational entities covers currently the following national entities: #A-C: Angola, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bangladesh, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, Peoples Republic of China, Colombia, Cuba, Czech Republic, #D-F: Denmark, Finland, France, #G-L: Germany, India, Indonesia, Iran, Italy, Ireland, Japan... 1810 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... For the overture by Tchaikovsky, see 1812 Overture; For the wars, see War of 1812 (USA - United Kingdom) or Patriotic War of 1812 (France - Russia) For the Siberia Airlines plane crashed over the Black Sea on October 4, 2001, see Siberia Airlines Flight 1812 1812 was a leap year starting... Mile markers can still be found along the National Road; this one is located in Columbus, Ohio. ...

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Geography

Zanesville is located at 39°56′46″N, 82°0′44″W (39.946049, -82.012150),GR1 along the Muskingum River at its confluence with the Licking River. Adapted from Wikipedias OH county maps by Catbar. ... The Muskingum River near its mouth at Marietta, Ohio in 2001 The Muskingum River is a tributary of the Ohio River, approximately 111 mi (179 km) long, in southeastern Ohio in the United States. ... // The Licking River is a tributary of the Muskingum River, about 40 mi (65 km) long, in central Ohio in the United States. ...


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 29.8 km² (11.5 mi²). 29.1 km² (11.2 mi²) of it is land and 0.7 km² (0.3 mi²) of it (2.26%) is water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ...


Demographics

As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there were 25,586 people, 10,572 households, and 6,438 families residing in the city. The population density was 878.9/km² (2,276.8/mi²). There were 11,662 housing units at an average density of 400.6/km² (1,037.8/mi²). The racial makeup of the city was 85.48% White, 10.76% African American, 0.40% Native American, 0.23% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.42% from other races, and 2.70% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.79% of the population. 30.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 38.5% were married couples living together, 18.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 39.1% were non-families. 33.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.36 and the average family size was 2.99. 1870 US Census for New York City A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... “Matrimony” redirects here. ...


In the city the population was spread out with 26.8% under the age of 18, 9.5% from 18 to 24, 27.8% from 25 to 44, 20.5% from 45 to 64, and 15.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 85.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 79.3 males.


The median income for a household in the city was $26,642, and the median income for a family was $31,932. Males had a median income of $27,902 versus $20,142 for females. The per capita income for the city was $15,192. About 19.3% of families and 22.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 32.3% of those under age 18 and 14.8% of those age 65 or over. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Transportation

The city is served by Zanesville Municipal Airport. Zanesville Municipal Airport (IATA: ZZV, ICAO: KZZV) is an airport near Zanesville, Ohio. ...


Interstate 70 a major east-west Interstate highway, passes through the city. Closely paralleling I-70 is US 40 (the original National Road). From the southwest, another US highway, US 22, approaches from Cincinnati. US 22 and US 40 run concurrently east of Zanesville to Cambridge in neighboring Guernsey County, where they split, with US 22 continuing on a northeasterly course to Steubenville, Pittsburgh, and eventually to the New York City area, with US 40 staying close to I-70 and continuing eastward to Wheeling, then on to Baltimore and Atlantic City, its eastern terminus. Interstate 70 (abbreviated I-70) is a long interstate highway in the United States that runs from Interstate 15 about a mile from Cove Fort, Utah to a Park and Ride in Baltimore, Maryland. ... United States Highway 40 is an east-west United States highway. ... Mile markers can still be found along the National Road; this one is located in Columbus, Ohio. ... Signs for U-turn ramps on US 22 in Union County, New Jersey United States Highway 22, an east-west route, is one of the original United States highways of 1926. ... Cincinnati, Ohio viewed from the SW, across the Ohio River from Kentucky. ... Guernsey County Courthouse Cambridge is the county seat of Guernsey CountyGR6, Ohio, which is in the Appalachian Plateau of the Appalachian Mountains. ... Steubenville is a city located in Jefferson County, Ohio. ... City nickname: The Steel City Location in the state of Pennsylvania Founded 1758 Mayor Tom Murphy (Dem) Area  - Total  - Water 151. ... New York, NY redirects here. ... Nickname: The Friendly City Location in Ohio County in the State of West Virginia Coordinates: Settled 1769 Established 1806 Incorporated 1836  - Mayor Nick Sparachane  - City Manager Robert Herron  - Chief of Police Kevin Gessler, Sr. ... Flag Seal Nickname: Monument City, Charm City, Mob Town, B-more Motto: Get In On It (formerly The City That Reads and The Greatest City in America; BELIEVE is not the official motto but rather a specific campaign) Location Location of Baltimore in Maryland Coordinates , Government Country State County United... Alternate meanings: See Atlantic City (disambiguation) Atlantic City is a city located in USA. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 40,517. ...


North-South state highways 60 and 93 (which were originally state highways 77 and 75, respectively, being renumbered when Interstates with the same numbers were built in Ohio) also pass through Zanesville.


Other state routes include 666(not kidding), 555, 719, and 146.


Downtown Zanesville

The Muskingum River is the boundary for Downtown to the North, South, and West. Interstate 70 runs directly through downtown. Some businesses in downtown include the Huntington Bank building, which is one of the tallest buildings in downtown at six stories. Century National Bank is also in the heart of Downtown. The courthouse is at the center of Downtown. Many new art stores and galleries are popping up around downtown. The Zanesville police staton and fire station are also in downtown.


To the Northeast of Downtown, along Underwood Street are many resterants including Bob Evans, Oriental Super Buffet, Tumbleweed, Steak and Shake, Red Lobster, Cracker Barrel, and Wendy's. In that area there are also several hotels including Fairfield Inn, Comfort Inn, Hampton Inn, and Amerihost Inn.


The Lorena Sternwheeler is docked along the Muskingum to the west. Rides and dinners are available on it during the warmer months.


Secrest Auditorium is located on Shinnick and 5th streets. It has various performers yearly. Across 5th Street is the John McIntire library.


The Zanesville Y-Bridge

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

A Y-shaped bridge (called the "Y-Bridge") spans the confluence of the Licking and Muskingum Rivers. It is currently the only bridge of its type in the world and has been rebuilt numerous times since the 1850s. When being given directions, visitors are often struck by the statement "Drive to the middle of the bridge and turn right." Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (996x495, 102 KB) Summary This is the Y bridge in Zanesville, Ohio, in February 2003. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (996x495, 102 KB) Summary This is the Y bridge in Zanesville, Ohio, in February 2003. ... The Muskingum River near its mouth at Marietta, Ohio in 2001 The Muskingum River is a tributary of the Ohio River, approximately 111 mi (179 km) long, in southeastern Ohio in the United States. ...


It is also the only bridge in the United States that you can cross and still be on the same side of the river that you started on. (New York City's Triborough Bridge spanning the confluence of the East River, Harlem River, and Bronx Kill has some topographic similarities to the Y Bridge, but actually consists of three separate bridges which all meet at an island junction in the middle of the water.) The Triborough Bridge is a complex of three bridges connecting the New York City boroughs of the Bronx, Manhattan, and Queens, using what were two islands, Wards Island and Randalls Island as intermediate rights-of-way between the water crossings. ...


Education

Students of Zanesville City Schools attend Zanesville High School. Bishop Rosecrans High School is a private Catholic high school in Zanesville.


Zanesville is served by the Muskingum County Library System. It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Muskingum County, Ohio. ...


Ohio University maintains a branch campus in Zanesville, while Muskingum College is located in nearby New Concord. Ohio University is a public university located in Athens, Ohio that is situated on a 1,800 acre (7. ... Cambridge Hall on the Muskingum College campus. ... New Concord is a village located in Muskingum County, Ohio. ...


Notable residents

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Muskingum County, Ohio
Zanesville, county seat
Municipalities

Adamsville | Dresden | Frazeysburg | Fultonham | Gratiot | New Concord | Norwich | Philo | Roseville | South Zanesville | Zanesville Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Muskingum County is a county located in the state of Ohio. ... Official language(s) None Capital Columbus Largest city Columbus Largest metro area Cleveland Area  Ranked 34th  - Total 44,825 sq mi (116,096 km²)  - Width 220 miles (355 km)  - Length 220 miles (355 km)  - % water 8. ... List of Ohio county seats: Adams County-West Union Allen County-Lima Ashland County-Ashland Ashtabula County-Jefferson Athens County-Athens Auglaize County-Wapakoneta Belmont County-Saint Clairsville Brown County-Georgetown Butler County-Hamilton Carroll County-Carrollton Champaign County-Urbana Clark County-Springfield Clermont County-Batavia Clinton County-Wilmington Columbiana... Adamsville is a village located in Muskingum County, Ohio. ... Dresden is a village located in Muskingum County, Ohio. ... Frazeysburg is a village located in Muskingum County, Ohio. ... Fultonham is a village located in Muskingum County, Ohio. ... Gratiot is a village located in Licking and Muskingum counties in Ohio. ... Fox Run S bridge. ... Norwich is a village located in Muskingum County, Ohio. ... Philo is a village located in Muskingum County, Ohio. ... Roseville is a village located in Muskingum and Perry counties in Ohio. ... South Zanesville is a village located in Muskingum County, Ohio. ...

Townships

Adams | Blue Rock | Brush Creek | Cass | Clay | Falls | Harrison | Highland | Hopewell | Jackson | Jefferson | Licking | Madison | Meigs | Monroe | Muskingum | Newton | Perry | Rich Hill | Salem | Salt Creek | Springfield | Union | Washington | Wayne Map of Muskingum County with municipal and township labels Adams Township is one of the twenty-five townships of Muskingum County, Ohio, United States. ... Map of Muskingum County with municipal and township labels Blue Rock Township is one of the twenty-five townships of Muskingum County, Ohio. ... Map of Muskingum County with municipal and township labels Brush Creek Township is one of the twenty-five townships of Muskingum County, Ohio. ... Map of Muskingum County with municipal and township labels Cass Township is one of the twenty-five townships of Muskingum County, Ohio. ... Map of Muskingum County with municipal and township labels Clay Township is one of the twenty-five townships of Muskingum County, Ohio. ... Map of Muskingum County with municipal and township labels Falls Township is one of the twenty-five townships of Muskingum County, Ohio. ... Map of Muskingum County with municipal and township labels Harrison Township is one of the twenty-five townships of Muskingum County, Ohio. ... Map of Muskingum County with municipal and township labels Highland Township is one of the twenty-five townships of Muskingum County, Ohio. ... Map of Muskingum County with municipal and township labels Hopewell Township is one of the twenty-five townships of Muskingum County, Ohio. ... Map of Muskingum County with municipal and township labels Jackson Township is one of the twenty-five townships of Muskingum County, Ohio. ... Map of Muskingum County with municipal and township labels Jefferson Township is one of the twenty-five townships of Muskingum County, Ohio. ... Map of Muskingum County with municipal and township labels Licking Township is one of the twenty-five townships of Muskingum County, Ohio. ... Map of Muskingum County with municipal and township labels Madison Township is one of the twenty-five townships of Muskingum County, Ohio. ... Map of Muskingum County with municipal and township labels Meigs Township is one of the twenty-five townships of Muskingum County, Ohio. ... Map of Muskingum County with municipal and township labels Monroe Township is one of the twenty-five townships of Muskingum County, Ohio. ... Map of Muskingum County with municipal and township labels Muskingum Township is one of the twenty-five townships of Muskingum County, Ohio. ... Map of Muskingum County with municipal and township labels Newton Township is one of the twenty-five townships of Muskingum County, Ohio. ... Map of Muskingum County with municipal and township labels Perry Township is one of the twenty-five townships of Muskingum County, Ohio. ... Map of Muskingum County with municipal and township labels Rich Hill Township is one of the twenty-five townships of Muskingum County, Ohio. ... Map of Muskingum County with municipal and township labels Salem Township is one of the twenty-five townships of Muskingum County, Ohio. ... Map of Muskingum County with municipal and township labels Salt Creek Township is one of the twenty-five townships of Muskingum County, Ohio. ... Map of Muskingum County with municipal and township labels Springfield Township is one of the twenty-five townships of Muskingum County, Ohio. ... Municipalities and townships of Muskingum County. ... Map of Muskingum County with municipal and township labels Washington Township is one of the twenty-five townships of Muskingum County, Ohio, United States. ... Map of Muskingum County with municipal and township labels Wayne Township is one of the twenty-five townships of Muskingum County, Ohio. ...

Census-designated places

Hopewell | North Zanesville | Pleasant Grove | Trinway Hopewell is the name of an unincorporated community in Muskingum County in the U.S. state of Ohio. ... North Zanesville is a census-designated place and unincorporated community located in Muskingum County, Ohio, just north of the city of Zanesville. ... Pleasant Grove is an unincorporated census-designated place located in Muskingum County, Ohio. ... Trinway, Ohio, is a small village with population of approximately 1,000. ...

Other localities

Adams Mills | Blue Rock | Chandlersville | Duncan Falls | East Fultonham | Nashport Adams Mills, Ohio is a small village located on Ohio Route 16 four miles east of Dresden, Ohio. ... Blue Rock is an unincorporated community in Muskingum County, Ohio, United States. ... Chandlersville is an unincorporated community in Muskingum County, Ohio, United States. ... Duncan Falls is an unincorporated community in Muskingum County, Ohio, United States. ... East Fultonham is an unincorporated community in Muskingum County, Ohio, United States. ... Nashport is an unincorporated community in Muskingum County, Ohio, United States. ...


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City of Zanesville, Ohio - (2052 words)
After the first Y Bridge fell into the river, the stockholders of the Muskingum and Licking bridge built a second three-branched structure on the same sight in 1819: The designer was a strong believer in "camber" in a truss, and his plan gave the structure a rolling prairie appearance.
Zanesville city officials are working at proactive decision making by creating and trying to maintain an open dialogue with the citizens.
The survey found that Zanesville residents are fairly satisfied with their services and the manner in which they are provided, but also pointed out a few problems the city faces, and suggested what the administration can do to solve them.
Zanesville, Ohio - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (565 words)
Zanesville was settled in 1797 by Ebenezer Zane (who lent his name to the town) and his son in law, John McIntire.
Novelist Zane Grey was a descendant of the Zane family and was born in Zanesville.
The city was the state capital of Ohio from 1810 to 1812[1].
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