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MUSKINGUM COUNTY OHIO



SURROUNDED BY:

NORTH
Coshocton County

EAST NORTHEAST
Guernsey County

EAST SOUTHEAST
Noble County

SOUTH
Morgan County

WEST SOUTHWEST
Perry County

WEST NORTHWEST
Licking County


COUNTY INFORMATION

1895 Map of Ohio
(Click on Thumbnail
for Large Map)

Map modified with permission
of Ray Sterner from http://fermi.jhuapl.edu/states

DATE CREATED

1804

PARENT COUNTY

Washington, Fairfield

COUNTY SEAT

Zanesville

MAGGIE'S SKELETON CLOSET AKA PLACES TO SEEK YOUR ANCESTORS

Muskingum County Probate Court
401 Main St.
Zanesville, OH 43702-0000
740-455-7100

Muskingum County Health
207 N 7th St, Zanesville, OH 43701
740-454-9741

Zanesville City County Health
205 N 7th St, Zanesville, OH 43701
740-454-9741

John McIntire Library
220 N 5th St, Zanesville, OH 43701
740-453-0391

Muskingum County Chapter
Ohio Genealogical Society

Post Office Box 3066
Zanesville, Ohio 43702-3066

Muskingum County Page of the OHGenWeb Project


OTHER INFORMATION

Muskingum County is located about 50 miles east of Columbus. Muskingum is an old Delaware Indian word meaning "a town by the river".

Zanesville was the state capital of Ohio from 1810-12 and is now the Muskingum county seat. In 1814 on of the first Y-bridges in the world was constructed across the Licking and Muskingum Rivers. It is possible to cross the Y-bridge and stay on the same side of the river.

Cement is an important industry in the county. Other industries include; machinery, metals, stone-clay-glass, printing and publishing, food, paper, glass containers, cardboard boxes, ceramic tile, electric transformers, kitchenware, cattle, calves, and dairy products.

Probate Court has birth & death records from 1867 to 1909, marriage & probate records from 1851; Health Department has birth & death records form 1909; Clerk of Common Pleas Courts has divorce & civil court records from 1804, Supreme Court records 1805 to 1852; County Recorder has land records form 1804.

INFORMATIONAL LINKS

Bibliography (Includes detailed sources for all the information on this and the connected pages.)
Covered Bridges - Ohio
Discovering Family Histories - Ohio
Favorite Genealogy Web Links
Genealogy Look Up Forum
Hixson Plat Maps, Ohio Townships W. W. Hixson & Company, Rockford, Illinois (These plat maps were published without dates or copyright notice, but are believed to be from the 1920s and 1930s. The W. W. Hixson Company published an Ohio Atlas around 1925 with individual County maps and Township plat maps.)
Individual Ohio County Selection Table
Join the Maggie_Ohio Mailing List! or the OHROOTS-L Mailing List!
Maggie's World of Courthouse Dust & Genealogy Fever
OHGenWeb Archives
Ohio Clickable Map
Ohio County Courthouse Project
Ohio County Information Page
Ohio Government Mapping System - GNIS for land features, historical places
Ohio Memory An Online Scrapbook of Ohio History
Ohio Migration Trails
Ohio Network of American History and Research Centers (This is a descriptiong of the central storage places for groups of Ohio counties.)
Ohio Tools for Genealogy Researchers
USGenWeb Project - Ohio
Vital Statistics (Includes Birth, Death, Marriage, Divorce, Land, Will & Estate Records.) This is an area that explains where to look for vital records in the state of Ohio.

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