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County Courthouse

"Home of the "Y" Bridge"
Muskingum County
401 Main Street
Zanesville, OH 43701

History

  • Established 1 March 1804
  • Muskingum County was named from the Native American Word meaning “near the river”.

Parent County

1804--Muskingum County was created 7 January 1804 from Washington and Fairfield Counties.
County seat: Zanesville [1]

Boundary Changes

  • A part was returned to Fairfield County 1817.
  • Parts set off to create Coshocton 1810, Guernsey 1810, Morgan 1817.

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

City
  • Zanesville
Villages
  • Gratiot
  • New Concord
  • Norwich
  • Philo
  • Roseville
  • South Zanesville
Townships
  • Adams
  • Blue Rock
  • Brush Creek
  • Cass
  • Clay
  • Falls
  • Harrison
  • Highland
  • Hopewell
  • Jackson
  • Jefferson
  • Licking
  • Madison
  • Meigs
  • Monroe
  • Muskingum
  • Newton
  • Perry
  • Rich Hill
  • Salem
  • Salt Creek
  • Springfield
  • Union
  • Washington
  • Wayne
Communities
  • Adams Mills
  • Blue Rock
  • Chandlersville
  • Duncan Falls
  • East Fultonham
  • Hopewell
  • Nashport
  • North Zanesville
  • Pleasant Grove
  • Trinway
  • White Cottage

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

LDS Cemetery Records (rural or uncertain specific location)
Vol. 1, page 139 - South Adamsville

Church

St. Nicholas Catholic Church Zanesville, Ohio
Roman Catholic
Lutheran
  • Records kept by Carl Louis Wagner, Lutheran minister, 1920-1965[2] Contains baptisms, confirmations, funerals and weddings in the following locations.
    • Brandywine and Sugar Grove, Pendleton County, West Virginia
    • Zanesville and Philo, Muskingum County, Ohio
    • Eagleport, Morgan County, Ohio
    • Lake Township, Fort Wayne, Indiana
    • Dixon and Amboy, Lee County, Illinois
  • Muskingum County OHGenWeb Project has additional information about various church groups and their records.

Court

Gazetteers

  • United States Geographic Survey Place Names - GNIS for Muskingum County
    (may not always be present in alphabetic order on first try.)

Land

Local Histories

Biographies

Maps

Military

Newspapers

Current

Online obituaries since 27 Dec 2001

Historical

Muskingum County Libraries, Ohio State University Library, and the Ohio Historical Society are all resources for historical newspapers. Over the years Zanesville has had it's newspaper change names many times. This Historical Newspapers article lists the names of early newspapers for Adamsville, Dresden, New Concord, and Zanesville.

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

Web Sites

References

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  2. Records kept by Carl Louis Wagner, Lutheran minister, 1920-1965. Wagner, Carl Louis. Family History Library Film Number: 1036647 Item 1

 

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