Second Capital of Ohio

Second Capital of Ohio (HM16C)

Location: Zanesville, OH 43701 Muskingum County
Country: United States of America

N 39° 56.423', W 82° 0.418'

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In 1809 the citizens of Zanesville erected a building on this site which served as the capitol of Ohio from October 1, 1810, until May 1, 1812. The 9th and 10th sessions of the Ohio General Assembly met here before returning to Chillicothe in May 1812. The building was then used as the Muskingum County Courthouse until the present courthouse was built in 1874. The 1809 date stone from the old building was incorporated into the new building and may be seen over the front steps.

In 1809 both Zanesville and Putnam (then a separate town across the Muskingum River) vied to become the capital city of Ohio. Zanesville erected a new county courthouse and Putnam erected a new school building—both towns hoping that the state legislature would find their building suitable for the state house. When the legislature settled on Zanesville the Putnam building, known as the Stone Academy, was used as a school and as a meeting place. The Ohio Anti-Slavery Convention was held there in 1835.
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HM NumberHM16C
Series This marker is part of the Ohio: Ohio Historical Society series
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Marker Number7-60
Year Placed1991
Placed ByPioneer and Historical Society of Muskingum County, the Muskingum County Commissioners, and the Ohio Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014 at 11:40pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 413970 N 4421625
Decimal Degrees39.94038333, -82.00696667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 56.423', W 82° 0.418'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 56' 25.38" N, 82° 0' 25.08" W
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Area Code(s)740
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 425 Main St, Zanesville OH 43701, US
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