Introduction to Zanesville, Ohio
Zanesville, Ohio, in Muskingum county, is 52 miles E of Columbus, Ohio. There are an estimated 25,586 people in the city.
In 1797, Zanesville was first settled in by Ebenezer Zane and his son-in-law, John McIntire. In fact, Zanesville derived its name from its early settler. From 1810 to 1812, the city served as the temporary capital of Ohio. The Y-shaped bridge of Zanesville was constructed in 1814. The city was also the birthplace of novelist Zane Grey.
Zanesville and nearby Attractions
- Blue Rock State Park
- National Road-Zane Grey Museum
- Muskingum River State Park
- Dillon State Park
- Zane Grey Birthplace
Things To Do In Zanesville
Zanesville is also known as the "Pottery Capital of the World". While staying in the city you can visit the Alan Cottrill Sculpture Studio and Gallery, Leslie Cope Gallery,and the Terra Cotta Vineyards. You can also enjoy visiting the various historic architectures in downtown Zanesville. Enthusiastic shoppers would also like paying a visit to the shopping center at Freight Station.
Air transportation is available from Mid - Ohio Valley Regional Airport.
Zanesville Higher Education
The local colleges and universities are Ohio University - Zanesville, Muskingum College, and Zane State College.