Zanesville, Ohio

city in Muskingum County, Ohio, United States

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]

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
CountryUnited States
 • MayorHoward Butch Zwelling
 • Total11.5 sq mi (29.8 km2)
 • Land11.2 sq mi (29.1 km2)
 • Water0.3 sq mi (0.7 km2)
Elevation676 ft (206 m)
 • Total25,487
 • Density2,276.8/sq mi (879.1/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP codes
Area code(s)740
FIPS code39-88084[2]
GNIS feature ID1071002[1]

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.


  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". Archived from the original on December 3, 2012. Retrieved November 26, 2011.

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