Mount Vernon in Knox County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Mary Ann Ball
Erected 1998 by Ohio Bicentennial Commission, The Longaberger Company, Knox County Renaissance Foundation, and The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 3-42.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Animals • Science & MedicineWar, US Civil • Women. In addition, it is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1817.
Location. 40° 23.625′ N, 82° 29.117′ W. Marker is in Mount Vernon, Ohio, in Knox County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street (State Highway 3) and High Street (U.S. 36), in the median on Main Street. Marker is on the NW side of the public square. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Mount Vernon OH 43050, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Ellamae Simmons, M.D. (1918-2019) / "The Goal Will Be Met, So Long As We Persevere" (within shouting distance of this marker); Knox County Veterans Walk of Honor (within shouting distance of this marker); Vallandigham's Speech, 1863 (within shouting distance of this marker); Civil War Soldiers Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Mt. Calvary Baptist Church (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Mt. Cavalry Baptist Church (about 500 feet away); Jane Payne, M.D. (1825-1882) (about 800 feet away); Johnny Appleseed's Early Landholdings (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mount Vernon.
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Also see . . . Mother Bickerdyke. Mary Ann Bickerdyke started supporting the armies in 1861. By the end of the war she was held in high regard by many of the leading generals. When a Union surgeon complained she was obstructing his work, General Sherman is said to have responded, "... I can't help you. She ranks me. You'll have to see President Lincoln." (Submitted on October 20, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
Credits. This page was last revised on December 2, 2019. It was originally submitted on October 20, 2008, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 3,264 times since then and 128 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on October 20, 2008, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.