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

Johnny Appleseed's Early Landholdings

 
 
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By William Fischer, Jr., November 16, 2008
1. Johnny Appleseed's Early Landholdings Marker
Inscription. This is the site of Johnny Appleseed's earliest known recorded landholdings. Appleseed (whose legal name was John Chapman) purchased two parcels from Joseph Walker on September 14, 1809: Mount Vernon town lot 147, upon which you stand, and lot 145, which is across the road and north of this site.
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.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection marker series.
 
Location. 40° 23.375′ N, 82° 29.171′ W. Marker is in Mount Vernon, Ohio, in Knox County. Marker is at the intersection of Phillips Street and Main Street (Ohio Route 13) when traveling east on Phillips Street. Touch for map. 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 miles of this marker, measured as the crow
Johnny Appleseed's Early Landholdings Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., November 16, 2008
2. Johnny Appleseed's Early Landholdings Marker
Main Street Bridge over the Kokosing River seen in background.
flies. Knox County Veterans Walk of Honor (approx. 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); Mount Vernon Veterans Memorial (approx. 3.7 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.
 
Categories. Native AmericansNotable PersonsSettlements & Settlers
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 26, 2008, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 1,255 times since then and 49 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.
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