Zanesville, Muskingum County, Ohio Genealogy

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Zanesville is the county seat for Muskingum County. Zanesville served as the temporary capital of Ohio from 1810 to 1812.

Founded in 1801 by Colonel Ebenezer Zane, Zanesville became a hub of activity with the use of Zane's Trace, a frontier road and Zane's ferry. [1]
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The unique Y shaped bridge that spans the merging of the Licking and Muskingum Rivers gives Zanesville very distinctive look to the pilot in Ohio airways. Referring to its navigational usefulness, Amelia Earhart called Zanesville "the most recognizable city in the country". [2]

Neighboring Communities

Family History Resources

African American

  • The Times Recorder newspaper contained a column for African American residents, which began as early as June, 1923. Colored Citizens News can be found as late as August, 1948, and can be accessed online by those with an individual account, or offline by obtaining a microfilm copy.


  • Black Log Cemetery
  • Brush Creek Cemetery
  • Crooks Cemetery
  • Finley Cemetery
  • Greenwood Cemetery
  • Lewis Cemetery
  • McKendree Cemetery
  • Mount Calvary Cemetery
  • Mount Olive Cemetery
  • Moxahala Cemetery
  • Old Saint Nicholas Catholic Cemetery
  • Pleasant Grove Cemetery
  • Prosser Cemetery
  • Saint Thomas Cemetery
  • Sidle Cemetery
  • Springfield Chapel Cemetery
  • United Jewish Cemetery
  • Williams Cemetery
  • Woodlawn Cemetery
  • Zanesville Memorial Park has Ohio State USGS topo maps that will give you coordinates to Muskingum Cemeteries.

Historical and Genealogical Societies

The Muskingum County Chapter O.G.S. is located on the second floor of the John McIntire Library, 220 North Fifth Street, Zanesville, Ohio 43801.


Current Newspapers

The Zanesville Times Recorder
34 S. Fourth St.
Zanesville, OH 43701
Phone: 740.452.4561
Coshocton Tribune
550 Main Street
Coshocton, OH 43812
Phone: 740.622.1122
Online obituaries since 27 Dec 2001

Histories, Biographies, And Genealogies

  • Familytree101 gives links to help with History, Records and facts about Muskingum County.


John McIntire Library is the Main Library for the Muskingum County Library System.

John McIntire Library
220 North Fifth Street
Zanesville, Ohio 43701
Phone: 740.453.0391
Genealogy Department ext. 139



  1. Zanesville brief history
  2. City of Zanesville