Capital for a Day

by Brittany Shannon on July 2, 2010 at 7:18 am

Forget about Columbus, Zanesville is taking over.

In celebration of the 200th anniversary from when Zanesville was the State’s capital, the Pioneer and Historical Society of Muskingum County is kicking off a celebration.

"Zanesville was capital from 1810 to 1812, and this weekend is kind of a celebration of that. It’s a time to get together at museums to talk about Dr. Increase Matthews and John Mcintire, our two founding fathers," says Jim Geyer, Pioneer and Historical Society of Muskingum County Director.

Saturday, there will be a tour at Greenwood Cemetery, and Sunday, Governor Strickland has declared a particularly special day for Zanesville.

"July Fourth, Zanesville has been designated as the honorary capital of Ohio by Governor Strickland and we’re proud of that," says Geyer.

There will be a monument dedication service at the county courthouse at 3 p.m. on Sunday to recognize the site of Zanesville’s Capitol building.