National Register Listings in
Muskingum County, Ohio

Adams, George W., House Adena Court Apartments Alameda Apartments Arlington Hotel Baltimore and Ohio Depot Baughman Memorial Park Belt Line and New York Central Freight House Black-Elliott Block Blocksom-Rolls House Brendel, Charles, House Brighton-Drydon Historic District Buckingham-Petty House Christman, Nicholas, House Christy, Howard Chandler, Art Studio Clossman Hardware Store Crescent Hill Denison, William, House Dresden Suspension Bridge Factory Site Fairmont Avenue Historic District Five Mile House Galigher, James, House Glenn, John, Boyhood Home Gorsuch, Ernest J., House Grant School Hardesty, Ralph, Stone House Harper, William Rainey, Log House Harper-Cosgrave Block Harris, William B., House Headley Inn., Smith House And Farm Hunter, James, Stone House Johnston-Crossland House Kearns, George and Edward, Houses Lafayette Lodge No. 79 Lash, William D., House Lilienthal Building Lind Arcade Masonic Temple Building McClelland, Harry S., House McCully Log House McIntire Terrace Historic District Mound House Mount Zion Presbyterian Church Muskingum College Campus Historic District Muskingum County Courthouse And Jail Muskingum River Lock No. 10 And Canal Ohio Power Company Paul Hall, Muskingum College Peairs Homestead Pittsburg, Cincinnati, and St. Louis Depot Prospect Place Putnam Historic District Ransbottom, C. W., House Ransbottom, Edward, House Ransbottom, Frank M., House Ransbottom, Mort, House Rider, Adam, House Roseville High School "S" Bridge II Salt Creek Covered Bridge Seborn, Frederick Augustus, House Smith, William R., House St. James Episcopal Church St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church St. John's Lutheran Church St. Nicholas's Catholic Church St. Thomas Aquinas Church Stormont, David, House Tannehill, Capt. James Boggs, House Tanner, William C., House Tavener-Sears Tavern US Post Office and Federal Building-Zanesville West Union School West View Wiles, Perry, Grocery Company Y Bridge Zanesville YMCA Zanesville YWCA
The first professional baseball team, the Cincinnati Red Stockings, was formed in Ohio in 1869.

Muskingum County, Ohio, located in the central part of the state, has a rich history that spans several centuries. The area was originally inhabited by Native American tribes, including the Shawnee and Delaware people. In the late 18th century, European settlers began to arrive, with the establishment of Marietta as the first permanent settlement in the Northwest Territory in 1788. Muskingum County was officially created on March 1, 1804, and named after the Muskingum River which flows through the area.

During the early years of Muskingum County's history, agriculture played a vital role in its economy. The fertile soil along the river attracted many farmers who grew crops such as corn, wheat, and tobacco. The construction of the Ohio and Erie Canal in the 1830s further boosted economic development, allowing for easier transportation of goods and opening new opportunities for trade. This expansion also brought about the growth of small towns and villages in Muskingum County.

In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, the discovery of natural gas and oil in the area led to significant industrial development. Several oil and gas companies were established, leading to a boom in the local economy. This period saw the growth of Zanesville, the county seat, as an industrial center, with factories and mills contributing to its prosperity.

Today, Muskingum County continues to be a vibrant and diverse community. It is home to a range of industries, including manufacturing, healthcare, education, and agriculture. The county also boasts beautiful landscapes and outdoor recreational opportunities, attracting tourists and outdoor enthusiasts. Muskingum University, located in New Concord, adds to the cultural and educational fabric of the county. Overall, Muskingum County's history is a testament to the resilience and growth of a community that has evolved from its agricultural beginnings to a thriving region in central Ohio.

  • 1804 - Muskingum County is officially established.
  • 1805 - Zanesville becomes the county seat.
  • 1810 - The first bridge in Ohio is built over the Muskingum River in Zanesville.
  • 1827 - The National Road reaches Zanesville, spurring economic growth.
  • 1843 - Zanesville becomes a hub for the pottery industry.
  • 1863 - The "Y-Bridge" in Zanesville, a unique three-way bridge, is completed.
  • 1902 - The Zanesville-Muskingum County Convention and Visitors Bureau is established.
  • 1960s - The construction of Interstate 70 brings more visitors to Muskingum County.
  • 2000s - Muskingum University, founded in 1837, continues to be a prominent educational institution.