“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Mount Vernon in Knox County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)

Mt. Cavalry Baptist Church

The Mount Vernon Historic Walking Tour

Mt. Calvary Baptist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Rev. Ronald Irick, October 19, 2021
1. Mt. Calvary Baptist Church Marker
Mt. Calvary Baptist Church is a cozy white place of worship at 13 South Mulberry Street. The small congregation of Mt. Cavalry was traditionally made up of African-Americans.

The building's Gothic Revival style gives it a Middle Ages charm. Even though it is a beautiful church, many people overlook it because it is off a main road and is hidden among larger buildings.

The church was built under the leadership of Reverend A. Grayson in 1915. In recent years the small and struggling congregation was invited to join the First Baptist Church, but chose to continue as a separate group.

Unfortunately, the congregation is disbanded, and this building is no longer being used as a church.
Erected by The Mount Vernon Historic Walking Tour.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansArchitectureChurches & Religion. A significant historical year for this entry is 1915.
Location. 40° 23.589′ N, 82° 29.211′ W. Marker is in Mount Vernon, Ohio, in Knox County. Marker is on South
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Mulberry Street (Ohio Route 13) just south of West High Street (U.S. 36), on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 25 S Mulberry St, 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. Mt. Calvary Baptist Church (here, next to this marker); Vallandigham's Speech, 1863 (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Civil War Soldiers Monument (about 300 feet away); Knox County Veterans Walk of Honor (about 300 feet away); Clement L. Vallandigham's Anti-War Speech (about 400 feet away); Ellamae Simmons, M.D. (1918-2019) / "The Goal Will Be Met, So Long As We Persevere" (about 400 feet away); Henry B. Curtis (about 400 feet away); Civil War Monument (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mount Vernon.
Credits. This page was last revised on October 20, 2021. It was originally submitted on October 20, 2021, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. This page has been viewed 155 times since then and 13 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on October 19, 2021, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.
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Oct. 3, 2023