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Second Capital of Ohio Historical Marker


Location of sign - Located on the lawn of the Muskingum County Court House in Zanesville


Photo taken -  September 2007


Second Capital of Ohio Historical Marker, Ohio

Photo courtesy of Jimmy Wayne


Text of sign:


Second Capital of Ohio 1804


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.


1991 Erected by The Pioneer and Historical Society of Muskingum County, Muskingum County Commissioners, The Ohio Historical 

Society 7-60


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