Mount Vernon in Knox County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Johnny Appleseed's Early Landholdings
Johnny Appleseed likely rested here on August 10, 1813, after arriving from Mansfield with alarming news of a rumored Indian attack. Appleseed returned to Mansfield with reinforcements from Mount Vernon that same day--a round trip of over fifty miles.
Erected 1999 by Ohio Bicentennial Commission, The Longaberger Company, Johnny Appleseed Heritage Center, and The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 4-42.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Horticulture & Forestry • Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection series list. A significant historical month for this entry is September 1924.
Location. 40° 23.375′ N, 82° 29.171′ W. Marker is in Mount VernonTouch 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 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Jane Payne, M.D. (1825-1882) (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); Knox County Veterans Walk of Honor (approx. ¼ mile away); Vallandigham's Speech, 1863 (approx. 0.3 miles away); Civil War Soldiers Monument (approx. 0.3 miles away); Mary Ann Ball (approx. 0.3 miles away); Little Indian Fields (approx. 1.1 miles away); Lakeholm Administration Building (approx. 1.4 miles away); Mt. Vernon (approx. 1.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mount Vernon.
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. Another Johnny Appleseed marker.
Credits. This page was last revised on December 2, 2019. It was originally submitted on November 26, 2008, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 1,414 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on November 26, 2008, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.