About This Place
Coshocton ( /kəʃɒktən/) is a city in and the county seat of Coshocton County, Ohio, United States. The population of the city was 11,682 at the 2000 census. The Walhonding River and the Tuscarawas River meet in Coshocton to form the Muskingum River.
Coshocton contains the restored canal theme town of Roscoe Village. It is a heritage tourist attraction showcasing the area's unique canal history, and is situated next to the former Ohio and Erie Canal.
By the late 1770s, Coshocton had become the principal Lenape (Delaware) village in the Ohio Country. Many Lenape had been forced to cede their lands in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, and had migrated to Ohio Country from their traditional territory on the East Coast. In addition, they were under pressure by warfare from the Iroquois pressing down from their traditional base in present-day New York.