Stone Academy115 Jefferson Street
Zanesville, OH 43701
740-454-9500 | www.muskingumcountyhistory.comWednesday – Friday 1:00pm – 4:00pm & Saturday 10:00am-4:00pm
A Building of Muskingum County History
Located in the historic Putnam District of Zanesville, the Stone Academy is one of the oldest and most historically significant buildings in Muskingum County.
Located in the historic Putnam District, the Stone Academy is one of the oldest and most historically significant buildings in Muskingum County. In 1809, before Putnam was incorporated into Zanesville proper, local leaders Dr. Increase Mathews, Levi Whipple, and Ebenezer Buckingham constructed the Stone Academy building to serve as the state capitol building for Ohio. However, a different building was chosen across the river in Zanesville, and the Stone Academy was put to other uses, including as a school. During the 1830s, the Stone Academy served as a center of abolitionist activity and was an important stop on the underground railroad, despite the protests of some pro-slavery neighbors. Today, the site functions as a museum, offering exhibits covering the underground railroad, author and activist Elizabeth Robins, as well as Zanesville history.Read More