Monthly Archives: October 2013

The Evolution of the Muskingum County Courthouse: A picture story

After my last post, I found myself very curious about how the Muskingum Courthouse as Zanesville citizens know today came to be. As the city of Zanesville grew so did the Muskingum County Courthouse. From its humble beginnings in a … Continue reading

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On Main Street: The Courthouse, Bank Doors, Stone Eagle, and Parking Lots

One of the books that I was assigned to read for my Ohio History class this semester is called Outside Lies Magic, by John Stigoe. This book was written to encourage readers to explore their neighborhood, ask questions, and to … Continue reading

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The Brothers’ War: Confederate Sympathizers, Draft Dodgers, and Lost Love

Muskingum County participated as much as any Ohio county during the Civil War, with 3,850 men serving in the Union Military where 513 men paid the greatest sacrifice. While these men went off to fight the war, others stayed home … Continue reading

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Zanesville, Growing Up: A glance at the 1850’s Ohio Census

A Census can provide very valuable information about one’s community. By looking back on what type of people lived in a community and learning facts, that are sometimes surprising, about a hometown can be found, such as Muskingum County having … Continue reading

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The Servant and the Doctor: Two stories from Muskingum’s County History

Many counties in the United States have had at one point a book about the stories and events within the counties. These books are called County Histories. These books are a very useful primary and secondary source for local historians … Continue reading

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