Muskingum county, in the heart of Amish country, is located in east central Ohio with Zanesville serving as the county seat. The county population on July 1, 1999, was 84,812, an increase of 2,744 over the 1990 census.
County attractions include John Glenn's boyhood home, the sternwheeler Lorena, the Schultz Mansion and the "Y" Bridge in Zanesville; the National Road-Zane Grey Museum in Norwich and the S-Bridge west of New Concord. "Ripley's Believe It or Not" proclaimed the "Y" Bridge "the only bridge in the world which you can cross and still be on the same side of the river".
Outdoor lovers can take advantage of Dillon Lake and State Park northwest of Zanesville and Duncan Falls, Blue Rock State Park and State Forest on the Muskingum River about 10 miles southeast of the county seat.
Other Ohio Counties nearby:
(Coshocton) Coshocton County
(Lancaster) Fairfield County
(Columbus) Franklin County
(Cambridge) Guernsey County
(Logan) Hocking County
(Mt. Vernon) Knox County
09/27 Coming to The Zanesville area
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