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Capital Z Zanesville

Zanesville was the capital of Ohio from 1810 to 1812. Here is what I think of when I think of Zanesville, Ohio. I may have passed through Zanesville before but I have never purposely gone to Zanesville before. Back in the day, if I ever wanted to drive through Zanesville I’d get my road Atlas and start planning a trip. The first thing I’d want to know would be how long of a drive would it be. I could figure out this with my atlas, but for time sake I googled it and it would take me 7 hours and 20 minutes to traverse the distance of 436.5 miles between my hometown and Zville. The next thing I would figure out is if there would be a time change and there would be one. If I wereable to drive straigh through with out stopping and leave at 8 am central time It would be 3:20 p,m central and 4:20 p.m local time (Eastern) when I arrived.

Another fun thing I like to do with my atlas is to see what other destinations I could go to from my destination. I would often plan a trip like this assigning point B as a hub and figurung what point C might be. Most atlasses have a chart of major cities in the state showing the distance between them. The 3major cities in Ohio are Cleveland, Cincinatti and the Capital, Columbus.

From Zanesville, Cleveland is about 148 miles and would take 2 hours and 16 minutes leaving at 8:00 am May 1st I would arrive there at 10:16 am the same day. Cincinatti would be 161 miles and take about 2 and 1/2 hours so again leaving at 8 am on May1st you could get there 10:16 am the same day. Columbus would be the closest of the 3, 55 miles and 55 minutes away leave at 8 am May 1st arrive 8:55 the same day.

This is about the time in my trip planning that I might go a little crazy. (As if this isn’t sufficiently crazy?) I might thing Zanesville rhymes with …(actually megypsies rhymes with …, but I more than digress) Janesville. And I might check and see if it was posisble to zoom through Wisconsin on my way home. It would take 524 miles to get from Z to J (ville wise) anf about 7 hours and 45 mintues the good news id the time would change back so leave at 8am may 1st arrive 2:45 the same day

I would probably look up a number of more routes. I’d look for the nearest minor league ball team or some such. But I think,what I did share gives you enough of a glimpse.

Links abound as we come to an end of another a to z challenge click here to get to said challenge. To see my final post in last years challenge click on Zuckerman. If you are interested here are the links I used for the different cities.

Elgin to Zanesville


to Cincinatti

To Columbus

To Janesville

3 thoughts on “Capital Z Zanesville

  1. Neat! I haven’t spent much time in Ohio. Cool to learn more about it.

    Congratulations on reaching z.

    I hope you and yours are staying safe and healthy during this difficult time.

    J Lenni Dorner~ Co-host of the #AtoZchallenge, Debut Author Interviewer, Reference& Speculative Fiction Author


  2. I had never heard of Zanesville before, didn’t know if was once a state capitol. What is there to see/do there? 🙂 Congratulations on completing your A to Z Challenge!!


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