Proximity to Markets
Zanesville and Muskingum County are located within one day’s truck drive of about 60% of the U.S. population. The map to the right shows our proximity to major U.S. population centers, all within a 500 mile radius, even reaching into Ontario, Canada.
Muskingum County resides at a logistical sweet spot as approximately 10 miles to east of the county I-70 interchanges with I-77 and 37 miles and 48 miles to the west, I-70 interchanges with I-270 and I-71, respectively.
Zanesville-Muskingum County is well positioned to serve the population centers of the East Coast and the Midwest.
Muskingum County is served by the Ohio Central Railroad, a Genesee & Wyoming, Inc., railroad. Genesee & Wyoming operates 62 regional and short-line railroads in the U.S., Canada, Europe and Australia. Ohio Central owns its own north-south track and leases the east-west Columbus & Ohio River track. To the west, Ohio Central connects with both CSX Transportation and Norfolk Southern (NS) at their intermodal rail yards in Columbus. To the east, Ohio Central has a connection with NS on the Ohio River at Mingo Junction. Finally, to the north, Ohio Central also connects with the Wheeling & Lake Erie Railroad at Brewster.
In 2013, 2,000 ft of rail was added at the Eastpointe Park. Transloading services are available at the Eastpointe Rail Transfer Station to companies or individuals wishing to move product between rail and trucks. For information on the Eastpointe Rail Transfer Station, contact the Port Authority offices at 740-455-0742