previous next


A city and county seat of Muskingum county, O.; at the confluence of the Muskingum and Licking rivers; 59 [497] miles east of Columbus. It was laid out in 1799 by Ebenezer Zane (q. v.) and John McIntyre, who with Jonathan Zane surveyed the part of the national turnpike between Wheeling, W. Va., and Maysville, Ky., and acquired a large tract of land here. The settlement was successively known as Zanetown, Westbourne, and, since 1804, Zanesville. Here the first legislature of the State met in 1804-5, and here was the seat of the State government in 1810-12. McIntyre built the first cabin, the first tavern, and the first ferry across the Muskingum, and left a handsome estate to the place for the support of free schools. Population in 1900, 23,538.

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 United States License.

An XML version of this text is available for download, with the additional restriction that you offer Perseus any modifications you make. Perseus provides credit for all accepted changes, storing new additions in a versioning system.

hide People (automatically extracted)
Sort people alphabetically, as they appear on the page, by frequency
Click on a person to search for him/her in this document.
John McIntyre (2)
Jonathan Zane (1)
hide Dates (automatically extracted)
Sort dates alphabetically, as they appear on the page, by frequency
Click on a date to search for it in this document.
1804 AD (2)
1900 AD (1)
1812 AD (1)
1810 AD (1)
1805 AD (1)
1799 AD (1)
hide Display Preferences
Greek Display:
Arabic Display:
View by Default:
Browse Bar: