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By Rev. Ronald Irick, October 10, 2017
Knox County Poor Farm Marker
Ohio (Knox County), Bangs — 11- 42 — Knox County Poor Farm / Knox County Infirmary
Knox County Poor Farm The surrounding 132 acres of land served as the Knox County Poor Farm (aka Knox County Infirmary and County Home) from 1842 to 1955. The farm was nearly self-sustaining. Able residents grew their own food, raised . . . — Map (db m108925) HM
Ohio (Knox County), Bangs — Ohio Fallen Heroes Memorial — Chapel Hill Golf Course
Forever we honor our fallen killed in the war on terrorism

All gave some, some gave all — Map (db m108926) WM

Ohio (Knox County), Brandon — Brandon World War II Honor Roll
Ayers, Edwin - Beever, Joseph - Bird, Donald Bunnell, Walter - Carpenter, Robert - Chambers, Merritt Chrisman, Clarence - Chrisman, Everett - Cochran, Chester Conard, John - Dennison, William - Donze, Roy Dunmire, Hershel - Dunn, Harrison . . . — Map (db m19768) HM
Ohio (Knox County), Centerburg — 10-42 — General Daniel Harris Reynolds, C.S.A.
A descendent of Knox County’s earliest pioneers, Confederate Brigadier General Daniel Harris Reynolds was born just three miles west of Centerburg in 1832. He attended Ohio Wesleyan University in Delaware, where he became a close friend of Otho . . . — Map (db m59460) HM
Ohio (Knox County), Fredericktown — Greenville Treaty Line — Originated 1797
This starred line marks the crossing in Knox County of the Greenville Treaty Line as surveyed by Israel Ludlow between 1797 and 1799; that part running from near Fort Laurens in the eastern part of the state, to a point near Fort Recovery, thence . . . — Map (db m17478) HM
Ohio (Knox County), Fredericktown — Greenville Treaty Line — Waterford Road, Knox County, Ohio — Second of a series of three, in Knox County
Greenville Treaty Line/ Organized 1797 The starred line marks the crossing of Knox County of the Greenville Treaty Line as surveyed by Israel Ludlow between 1797 and 1799; that part running from near fort Laurens in the eastern part . . . — Map (db m77401) HM
Ohio (Knox County), Gambier — 0-6-0 Steam Locomotive
This 0-6-0 switcher locomotive and tender were built by the American Locomotive Company (Alco) of Schenectady, N.Y., for the Alabama State Docks Commission in November 1940. Road number 63 was used to switch cargo at the docks in Mobile, Ala. This . . . — Map (db m13872) HM
Ohio (Knox County), Gambier — C & O caboose
The humble caboose was a fixture on the end of freight trains for more than a century. It has been called by many slang names including crummy, shack, shanty and cabin car. A caboose provided a sheltered vantage point from which trainmen could watch . . . — Map (db m13874) HM
Ohio (Knox County), Gambier — 1- 42 — Christ Church at the Quarry — January 18, 1863
The stone masons brought from England by Bishop Chase to construct the early buildings at Kenyon College settled in this area. In the 1850’s with the help of Episcopal Bishop Gregory T. Bedell, they and other families in the community built . . . — Map (db m94916) HM
Ohio (Knox County), Gambier — 8-42 — Colonel Lorin Andrews — "First to Fight"
Born in Ashland County in 1819, Lorin Andrews studied at Kenyon College (1838-41) and achieved renown as an Ohio school superintendent and advocate for public elementary and secondary education. As Kenyon's president beginning in 1854, the . . . — Map (db m95128) HM
Ohio (Knox County), Gambier — David Bates Douglass
Whoever passes through this gateway should remember David Bates Douglass A gallant soldier and officer in the War of 1812 A civil engineer of distinction A teacher of wide experience who in the years 1841-1844 while president of . . . — Map (db m13869) HM
Ohio (Knox County), Gambier — Edward Bates Memorial
This glacial boulder from the Bates Homestead in Columbus, Ohio was given to Kenyon College in 1953 by Fanny Platt Bates Little in memory of her brother Edward Bates son of Judge James Lawrence Bates and grandson of the honorable Alfred . . . — Map (db m13871) HM
Ohio (Knox County), Gambier — Gambier
In 1823, Ohio Episcopal Bishop Philander Chase purchased 8,000 acres of what he called the “beauty spot” of Knox County. Here, he founded Kenyon College, the first men's college west of the Allegheny Mountains, and the second oldest . . . — Map (db m13873) HM
Ohio (Knox County), Gambier — George Wharton Marriott
In grateful memory of George Wharton Marriott of London One of the earliest and most devoted of the English friends of Kenyon College. Through him Bishop Chase knew Lord Kenyon, Doctor Gaskin and Lady Rosse. In his honor these . . . — Map (db m13868) HM
Ohio (Knox County), Gambier — 6-42 — John Crowe Ransom & The Kenyon Review
Side A: In 1938 the president of Kenyon College, Gordon Keith Chalmers, brought one of the nation's most distinguished poets and critics, John Crowe Ransom, to the Gambier Hill. Chalmers brought Ransom to Kenyon College to create a distinguished . . . — Map (db m13866) HM
Ohio (Knox County), Gambier — 7-42 — Kenyon College — Pioneer in Higher Education
The state's oldest private institution of higher education, Kenyon College was founded in 1824 in Worthington by Philander Chase, first Episcopal bishop of Ohio, and relocated to Gambier four years later. Both college and village are named for . . . — Map (db m13867) HM
Ohio (Knox County), Gambier — Old Kenyon Cornerstone
. . . — Map (db m13870) HM
Ohio (Knox County), Loudenville — Greene Ville Treaty Line
Greene Ville Treaty Line Surveyed by Israel Ludlow, 1797- 1799 The southern boundary of Ashland County is a portion of the original Greene Ville Treaty. The line was established at the Treaty of Greene Ville signed August 3, 1795 by . . . — Map (db m77342) HM
Ohio (Knox County), Loudenville — Greenville Treaty Line
Greenville Treaty Line / Organized 1797 The starred line marks the crossing of Knox County of the Greenville Treaty Line as surveyed by Israel Ludlow between 1797 and 1799; that part running from near fort Laurens in the eastern part . . . — Map (db m77337) HM
Ohio (Knox County), Mount Vernon — Civil War Soldiers Monument
(south face) “Dulce et decorum est pro patria mori” In grateful appreciation of the Patriotism and selfsacrifice of the lamented sons and soldiers of Knox Co. who for their Country and for freedom, laid down their lives in the . . . — Map (db m12727) HM
Ohio (Knox County), Mount Vernon — 4-42 — Johnny Appleseed's Early Landholdings
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, . . . — Map (db m13875) HM
Ohio (Knox County), Mount Vernon — Knox County Veterans Walk of Honor
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Ohio (Knox County), Mount Vernon — 9-42 — Lakeholm Administration Building — Mount Vernon Nazarene University
Lakeholm was built as the home of Columbus Delano while serving as Secretary of the Interior under President Ulysses S. Grant from 1870 to 1875. Delano (1809-1896) came to Mount Vernon in 1817, attended public schools, studied law, and was admitted . . . — Map (db m13884) HM
Ohio (Knox County), Mount Vernon — 2-42 — Little Indian Fields
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 . . . — Map (db m18747) HM
Ohio (Knox County), Mount Vernon — 3-42 — Mary Ann Ball — “Mother Bickerdyke”
Mary Ann Ball was born in this vicinity in 1817 and began her nursing career at age 20. When the Civil War broke out in 1861, Mary at the age of 45 went to the soldiers' aid. Ignoring rank, protocol, and allegiance, she pursued fearlessly and with . . . — Map (db m12723) HM
Ohio (Knox County), Mount Vernon — Mount Vernon Veterans Memorial — At the Soldiers Circle
A Nation that honors it’s Veterans is a nation dedicated to preservation of a freedom won by the sacrifice of life itself. These emblems are appropriately dedicated to the valiant dead of the armed forces who ventured far, . . . — Map (db m94957) WM
Ohio (Knox County), Mount Vernon — Mt. Vernon
Daniel Decatur Emmett Author of “Dixie” Born and Buried here — Map (db m12729) HM
Ohio (Knox County), Mount Vernon — 5-42 — Vallandigham's Speech, 1863
Side A: On May 1, 1863, Peace Democratic Party leader Clement L. Vallandigham spoke to 10,000 people from this spot. Vallandigham's party, known by their opponents as "Copperheads," opposed the Civil War as an encroachment on both . . . — Map (db m12726) HM
Ohio (Knox County), Mount Vernon — Veterans Avenue of Flags — Mount Vernon Veterans Memorial
Veterans Avenue of Flags Flying in Memory of: Algire, Dean WWII • Huffman, Howard WWI Algire, Roger Vietnam • Kadey, Kingsley WWII Awwiller, Donald M. WWII • Kepple, John WWII Awwiller, Josephine WWII • Kerr, Wilson E. WWII . . . — Map (db m94953) WM

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