Zanesville, Ohio

city in Muskingum County, Ohio, United States

Zanesville is a city in and the county seat of Muskingum County, Ohio, United States.[5] The population was 24,765 at the 2020 census.[3]

Zanesville, Ohio
Downtown Zanesville
Downtown Zanesville
"City of Natural Advantages", "Y City", "Clay City", "The Y Bridge City"
Location of Zanesville in Muskingum County and the State of Ohio
Location of Zanesville in Muskingum County and the State of Ohio
Zanesville is located in Ohio
Zanesville is located in the United States
Coordinates: 39°57′34″N 82°00′48″W / 39.95944°N 82.01333°W / 39.95944; -82.01333
Country United States
State Ohio
Named forEbenezer Zane
 • Total12.13 sq mi (31.41 km2)
 • Land11.78 sq mi (30.50 km2)
 • Water0.35 sq mi (0.91 km2)
Elevation768 ft (234 m)
 • Total24,765
 • Density2,102.83/sq mi (811.92/km2)
Time zoneUTC−5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
ZIP Codes
Area code740
FIPS code39-88084[4]
GNIS feature ID1086738[2]

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.[6] 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.

TV station


Zanesville has 2 TV stations WHIZ-TV and WOUC-TV 


  1. "ArcGIS REST Services Directory". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved September 20, 2022.
  2. 2.0 2.1 U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Zanesville, Ohio
  3. 3.0 3.1 "QuickFacts: Zanesville city, Ohio". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved March 15, 2024.
  4. "FIPS Common Codes for Ohio". Archived from the original on September 5, 2010. Retrieved May 8, 2012.
  5. "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  6. "Zanesville".

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