Zanesville, Illinois

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Zanesville, Illinois
Unincorporated community
Zanesville, Illinois is located in Illinois
Zanesville, Illinois
Zanesville, Illinois
Coordinates: 39°19′20″N 89°39′11″W / 39.32222°N 89.65306°W / 39.32222; -89.65306Coordinates: 39°19′20″N 89°39′11″W / 39.32222°N 89.65306°W / 39.32222; -89.65306
Country United States
State Illinois
County Montgomery
Elevation 646 ft (197 m)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Area code(s) 217
GNIS feature ID 423346[1]

Zanesville is an unincorporated community in Zanesville Township, Montgomery County, Illinois, United States. Zanesville is 4.4 miles (7.1 km) west of Raymond. The community was established around 1828; it was originally named Leesburg after founder George Brewer's merchant friend Robert E. Lee. Settlers from Zanesville, Ohio changed the name to Zanesville. A post office opened in the community on June 26, 1838, under the name Hamlet; its name was changed to Zanesville in 1839.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Zanesville". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 
  2. ^ Callary, Edward (2009). Place Names of Illinois. University of Illinois Press. p. 425.