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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Knox County, Ohio

Clickable Map of Knox County, Ohio and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Knox County, OH (64) Ashland County, OH (39) Coshocton County, OH (73) Delaware County, OH (123) Holmes County, OH (15) Licking County, OH (157) Morrow County, OH (15) Richland County, OH (42)  KnoxCounty(64) Knox County (64)  AshlandCounty(39) Ashland County (39)  CoshoctonCounty(73) Coshocton County (73)  DelawareCounty(123) Delaware County (123)  HolmesCounty(15) Holmes County (15)  LickingCounty(157) Licking County (157)  MorrowCounty(15) Morrow County (15)  RichlandCounty(42) Richland County (42)
Mount Vernon is the county seat for Knox County
Adjacent to Knox County, Ohio
      Ashland County (39)  
      Coshocton County (73)  
      Delaware County (123)  
      Holmes County (15)  
      Licking County (157)  
      Morrow County (15)  
      Richland County (42)  
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1Ohio, 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
2Ohio, 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 allMap (db m108926) WM
3Ohio, 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
4Ohio, Knox County, Centerburg — Centerburg
Geographical Center of OhioMap (db m205955) HM
5Ohio, Knox County, Centerburg — 1 — Circa 1890 — Centerburg Historical Mural
This mural shows East Main Street on the south side next to the Public Square (which is now the gazebo park). As early as 1823 Centerburg was a livery stop for the stage coaches traveling from the north and east to the state capital. In the late . . . Map (db m166939) HM
6Ohio, Knox County, Centerburg — 2 — Circa 1910 — Centerburg Historical Mural
This mural depicts the end of North Hartford Avenue. The arrival of the Cleveland, Akron and Columbus Railroad in 1873 gave Centerburg an economic boost. Many local farmers invested heavily to bring the railroad to the area. It was primarily . . . Map (db m166940) HM
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7Ohio, Knox County, Centerburg — 3 — Circa 1920 — Centerburg Historical Mural
This scene is the intersection of East Main Street and Hartford Avenue. For a time in the late 1930's Centerburg had only one traffic light which was on a pole in the middle of the street. (Now the center light of the three current lights). This . . . Map (db m166941) HM
8Ohio, Knox County, Centerburg — 4 — Circa 1930 — Centerburg Historical Mural
This mural shows the corner of East Main Street and North Clayton Street. For many years this site was part of the public square. In the early 1920's a "filling station” for the "machines” was built on the corner since cars were . . . Map (db m166943) HM
9Ohio, 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
10Ohio, Knox County, Centerburg — Geographical Center Of Ohio
Centerburg Geographical Center of Ohio Est. 1834Map (db m205953) HM
11Ohio, Knox County, Centerburg — Memorial Roadside Park — In Honor of 37th Buckeye Division
1917-1919: Meuse-Argonne • Ypers-Lys • St. Mihiel 1940-1945: Solomon Islands • Manila • Northern Luzon 1952-1954: Camp Polk-Korea Centerburg Community Memorial Park On June 3, 1945 Gov. Frank J. Lausche dedicated this . . . Map (db m184264) HM WM
12Ohio, Knox County, Centerburg — This 1300 Lb. Bell
This 1300 lb. bell was made in Hillsboro Ohio in 1882 purchased by Hilliar Twp. trustees in 1891 erected by Centerburg V.F.D. Oct. 20, 1972Map (db m166937) HM
13Ohio, Knox County, Centerburg — To commemorate Knox County's first election on April 4, 1808
To commemorate Knox County's first election on April 4, 1808 and the location of voting for the Village of Centerburg and Hilliar Township from 1860 to 1884. The large building in the background above, stood at the back of the southwest corner of . . . Map (db m166947) HM
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14Ohio, 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
15Ohio, 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
16Ohio, Knox County, Fredericktown — 13-42 — Home of the FFA Jacket
The blue corduroy jacket worn by members is a widely recognized symbol of the National FFA Organization, formerly Future Farmers of America. In 1933, Dr. J.H. “Gus” Lintner, a Fredericktown teacher and advisor to the local FFA . . . Map (db m131884) HM
17Ohio, Knox County, Fredericktown — Webb C. Ball Street Clock — 1847–1922
Webb C. Ball was a native of the Fredericktown area before opening his jewelry store in Cleveland, Ohio. After a tragic railroad accident in Kipton, Ohio, in 1891, Ball was contracted by the railroad to standardize the time of 125,000 miles of . . . Map (db m131885) HM
18Ohio, 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
19Ohio, 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
20Ohio, 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
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21Ohio, 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
22Ohio, 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
23Ohio, 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
24Ohio, 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
25Ohio, 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
26Ohio, 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
27Ohio, 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
28Ohio, Knox County, Gambier — Living History Along the Kokosing River
Along with abundant wildlife and tranquil beauty, the banks of State Scenic Kokosing River reveal stories of our past. A River Sentinel: the Sycamore Tree Sycamore trees are fixtures along rivers. Their noble white branches extend from . . . Map (db m166944) HM
29Ohio, Knox County, Gambier — Old Kenyon Cornerstone
. . . Map (db m13870) HM
30Ohio, Knox County, Howard — 14-42 — Stone Arch at Howard, Ohio
Stone Arch at Howard, Ohio. The arch at Howard, built in 1874, is a bridge for U.S. Route 36 over the old Cleveland, Mt. Vernon, and Delaware Railroad bed, a part of the Kokosing Gap Trail. Samuel Israel, Sr. (1810-1889) sold the right to quarry . . . Map (db m154402) HM
31Ohio, 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
32Ohio, 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
33Ohio, Knox County, Mount Vernon — 9/11 Memorial — Somerset County, PA New York, NY Washington, DC
Through blurred eyes we find the strength and courage to soar beyond the moment. We look to the future knowing we can never forget the past. God Bless AmericaMap (db m94955) WM
34Ohio, Knox County, Mount Vernon — A Keystone
A keystone from the original Curtis Hotel 1864-1971Map (db m205894) HM
35Ohio, Knox County, Mount Vernon — Civil War Monument — The Mount Vernon Historic Walking Tour
The Civil War Monument that is the focal point of Mount Vernon's Public Square was designed by Henry B. Curtis. In 1863, a group of young women created the Young Ladies' Union League, whose mission was to erect a monument to honor those who . . . Map (db m205889) HM
36Ohio, 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
37Ohio, Knox County, Mount Vernon — Clement L. Vallandigham's Anti-War Speech — The Mount Vernon Historic Walking Tour
As 10,000 people gathered on Mount Vernon's town square on May 1, 1863, Clement Laird Vallandigham, a former member of the United States House of Representatives from Ohio, spoke. Whether his words were that of a traitor to the North, or someone . . . Map (db m205893) HM
38Ohio, Knox County, Mount Vernon — Congressional Medal Of Honor Recipients — State of Ohio Knox County — United States Of America —
Civil War Allen, Abner Peele Corporal Virginia 1865 Freeman, Henry Blanchard Brig. Gen. Tennessee 1862Map (db m205941) WM
39Ohio, Knox County, Mount Vernon — 15-42 — Ellamae Simmons, M.D. (1918-2019) / "The Goal Will Be Met, So Long As We Persevere"
Ellamae Simmons, M.D. (1918-2019). Ellamae Simmons, born and raised in Mount Vernon, became the first African American woman physician to specialize in asthma, allergy, and immunology in the country. Graduating in the top of her high school . . . Map (db m184225) HM
40Ohio, Knox County, Mount Vernon — Henry B. Curtis — The Mount Vernon Historic Walking Tour
Called the one person who had the greatest influence on shaping Mount Vernon, Henry Curtis moved here at age 17, to study law with his older brother. He had only 25 cents in his pocket. Among the more active citizens in 19th Century Mount . . . Map (db m205892) HM
41Ohio, Knox County, Mount Vernon — 12-42 — Jane Payne, M.D. (1825-1882)
Jane Payne, M.D. (1825-1882). Dr. Jane Payne's family migrated from Bristol, England in 1825. Her father Henry served as an Episcopal priest in Ohio, finally settling in Mount Vernon. Although her sight was impaired and she was challenged by . . . Map (db m157851) HM
42Ohio, 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
43Ohio, Knox County, Mount Vernon — Knox County Courthouse
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places Knox County Courthouse 1855Map (db m205935) HM
44Ohio, Knox County, Mount Vernon — Knox County Korean War Memorial
. . . Map (db m205943) WM
45Ohio, Knox County, Mount Vernon — Knox County Pays Tribute
Dedicated to all veterans They brought honor to our country and promise to our dreamsMap (db m205942) WM
46Ohio, Knox County, Mount Vernon — Knox County Veterans Walk of Honor
. . . Map (db m12730) HM
47Ohio, 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
48Ohio, 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
49Ohio, 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
50Ohio, Knox County, Mount Vernon — Mary Ann Ball Bickerdyke — The Mount Vernon Historic Walking Tour
Mary Ann Ball Bickerdyke was born near Mount Vernon, but traveled more than most women of her time. No stranger to death, she saved countless lives as a nurse during the Civil War. After the death of her own infant daughter, she commuted to . . . Map (db m205887) HM
51Ohio, Knox County, Mount Vernon — Millstone
Millstone from the Samuel Thatcher Mill and Homestead, Mt. Liberty, OhioMap (db m205888) HM
52Ohio, 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
53Ohio, Knox County, Mount Vernon — 16-42 — Mt. Calvary Baptist Church
Mt. Calvary Baptist Church, the lone religious property within the Mt. Vernon Downtown Historic District, served what became only the second African American congregation in the city. The cornerstone for 13 South Mulberry Street was laid October 17, . . . Map (db m184227) HM
54Ohio, Knox County, Mount Vernon — Mt. Cavalry Baptist Church — The Mount Vernon Historic Walking Tour
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. . . . Map (db m184245) HM
55Ohio, Knox County, Mount Vernon — Mt. Vernon
Daniel Decatur Emmett Author of “Dixie” Born and Buried hereMap (db m12729) HM
56Ohio, Knox County, Mount Vernon — South Main Plaza
The South Main Plaza project was completed in the Spring of 2020. This re-imagined gathering space is part of the rejuvination of downtown Mount Vernon's Historic Buisness District bringing new energy and vitality to the community. The . . . Map (db m205950) HM
57Ohio, Knox County, Mount Vernon — Test
Map (db m195354) HM
58Ohio, Knox County, Mount Vernon — The Cooper Fountain — The Mount Vernon Historic Walking Tour —
The Cooper Fountain, located on the town square of Mount Vernon, was donated by Charles Cooper in 1883. Charles and Elias Cooper founded the Cooper ironworks, which evolved from making iron plows and other tools to manufacturing . . . Map (db m205891) HM
59Ohio, Knox County, Mount Vernon — The McClelland-Wineland House
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places McClelland-Wineland Circa 1852Map (db m205946) HM
60Ohio, Knox County, Mount Vernon — The Snowden Family — The Mount Vernon Historic Walking Tour
Rising from slavery in the South to the stages of Ohio opera houses, members of the Snowden family entertained people across America. The family's father, Thomas, was a slave in the early 1800s, and their mother Ellen, was a "House servant." . . . Map (db m205949) HM
61Ohio, Knox County, Mount Vernon — 5-42 — Vallandigham's Speech, 1863
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 individuals' and . . . Map (db m12726) HM
62Ohio, 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
63Ohio, Knox County, Mount Vernon — War Savings Stamps
In recognition of the patriotism of the people of Knox County who oversubscribed their War Savings Quota in 1918 this tablet is gratefully erected by the Ohio War Savings CommitteeMap (db m205937) HM
64Ohio, Knox County, Mount Vernon — Woodward Opera House — The Mount Vernon Historic Walking Tour
The Woodward Opera House is a place to experience Mount Vernon's cultural history. The Woodward Opera House is America's oldest authentic nineteenth century theater still standing to this day. The theater was the vision of Dr. . . . Map (db m205947) HM
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Mar. 20, 2023