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Mount Vernon in Knox County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Little Indian Fields

 
 
Little Indian Fields Marker Photo, Click for full size
By William Fischer, Jr., November 16, 2008
1. Little Indian Fields Marker
Inscription. Named for the Native Americans who first dwelled here along both sides of the Kokosing River, the Little Indian Fields is adjacent to the site of the first white settlement of Knox County. Early white inhabitants of this land were Andrew and Catherine Craig and Benjamin and John Butler. John “Appleseed” Chapman planted an apple orchard near here at the confluence of the Kokosing River and Centre Run and in 1809 bought two lots in Mount Vernon. In 1808 the Ohio Legislature created Knox County and later designated Mount Vernon as the county seat.
 
Erected 1993 by Knox County Historical Society and The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 2-42.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection marker series.
 
Location. 40° 22.959′ N, 82° 28.104′ W. Marker is in Mount Vernon, Ohio, in Knox County. Marker is at the intersection of Lower Gambier Road (County Route 262) and Mount Vernon Avenue, on the right when traveling south on Lower Gambier Road. Click for map. Marker is next to the pavilion along the Kokosing Gap Trail. Marker is in this post office area: Mount Vernon OH 43050, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4
Little Indian Fields Marker Photo, Click for full size
By William Fischer, Jr., November 16, 2008
2. Little Indian Fields Marker
Looking south along the Kokosing Gap Trail (former railroad right of way).
miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Lakeholm Administration Building (approx. 0.8 miles away); Johnny Appleseed's Early Landholdings (approx. 1.1 miles away); Mary Ann Ball (approx. 1.2 miles away); Knox County Veterans Walk of Honor (approx. 1.2 miles away); Vallandigham's Speech, 1863 (approx. 1.2 miles away); Civil War Soldiers Monument (approx. 1.2 miles away); Mt. Vernon (approx. 2 miles away); Mount Vernon Veterans Memorial (approx. 3.1 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Mount Vernon.
 
Categories. GovernmentNative AmericansNatural FeaturesNotable PersonsWaterways & Vessels
 
Kokosing Gap Trail Sign Photo, Click for full size
By William Fischer, Jr., November 16, 2008
3. Kokosing Gap Trail Sign
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas. This page has been viewed 998 times since then and 56 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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