Muskingum County Ohio AHGP
County was founded in 1804. Muskingum comes from the
Delaware Indian word, it means "town by the river" or " elk's eye".
county seat is Zanesville.
The cities/towns/villages: Zanesville, Adamsville, Dresden,
Frazeysburg, Fultonham, Gratiot, New Concord, Norwich, Philo,
Roseville, South Zanesville, Duncan Falls, East Fultonham, North
Zanesville, Pleasant Grove, Trinway, Adams Mills, Bloomfield, Blue
Rock, Bridgeville, Chandlersville, Coal Hill, Dillon Falls, Ellis,
Freeland, Gaysport, Gilbert, High Hill, Hopewell, Irville, Licking
View, Mattingly Settlement, Meadow Farm, Museville, Nashport, Ostego,
Rix Mills,Runadale, Sonora, Stovertown, Sundale, White Cottage, Young
Hickory, Zeno, Brush Creek Township, Cass Township, Clay Township,
Falls Township, Harrison Township, Highland Township, Jackson Township,
Jefferson Township, Licking Township, Madison Township, Meigs Township,
Muskingum Township, Newton Township, Perry Township, Rich Hill
Township, Salem Township, Salt Creek Township, Springfield Township,
Union Township, Washington Township, and Wayne Township.
Muskingum County, Ohio situated twoards the South Eastern part of the
state and contains 665 square miles. Muskingum County is drained
by Muskingum River and branches in the Licking River. It abounds with
bituminous coal and has pipe clay and burrstone, which is suitable for
millstones. There are about 30 salt works in the county. The brine is
obtained by boring into a stratum of whitish sandstone at a depth of
350 to 700 feet. The ancient mounds are numerous. In 1840, there were
neat cattle 20, 994; sheep 37,173; swine 51, 859; wheat 366, 929
bushels, produced; rye 3,599; indian corn 623,877; buckwheat 24,979;
barely 2,098; oats 196,408; potatoes 113, 149; tobacco 38,529 pounds;
sugar 21,824 pounds; 50 commission houses, capital $143,350; 66 stores,
capital $120,725; 1 lumber yard capital $200; 3 fulling mills; 2 wooden
factories; 8 tanneries; 9 distilleries; 5 breweries; 22 potteries; 22
flouring mills; 27 grist mills; 72 saw mills; 1 paper factory; 6
printing offices; 1 bindery; and 2 weekly newspaper. Captial in
manufacturing $338,898; 1 college, 40 students; 4 academies, 218
students; 148 schools, 5,925 scholars. Population: $33,749.
*Source: A Complete Descriptive And Statistical Gazetteer Of The United
States Of America, By Daniel Haskel, A. M and J. Calvin Smith,
Published By Sherman & Smith, 1843
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