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Knox county, created in 1808 with land taken from Fairfield county, is located in central Ohio about 30 miles northeast of Columbus and uses Mount Vernon as the county seat. The county population on July 1, 1999, was 53,903, an increase of 6,430 over the 1990 census.

The county is named for Henry Knox, Washington's Chief of Artillery in the Revolutionary War. Notable persons born in the county include Mary Ann Bickerdyke, America's first nurse during the Civil War.

The county seat has been called the Greek Revival Capital of Ohio, although many of the buildings in that style have been destroyed. In addition, the U.S. State Department chose Mt. Vernon to represent a model American city for an article in a Russian magazine.

Location: Mt. Vernon Ohio

Other Ohio Counties nearby:
(Ashland) Ashland County
(Coshocton) Coshocton County
(Bucyrus) Crawford County
(Delaware) Delaware County
(Columbus) Franklin County
(Cambridge) Guernsey County

08/15 Coming to The Mt. Vernon area
The Big Tap-In Real Craft Beer Festival Boardman OH April20 The biggest craft beer fest between Pittsburgh and Cleveland.
Clay Alliance Spring Pottery Fair Cincinnati OH May4 The Clay Alliance Spring Pottery Fair is a combination of nearly 50 local clay artisans who exhibits and sells their unique ceramic creations.
Park Street Festival Columbus OH June7-8 So many Food Trucks, so little time! Bringing you the best & most diverse food trucks in all of Ohio, all in one place!
Italian American Summer Festival Berea OH June28-30 Bocce tournament, dancing with live entertainment at the Cuyahoga County Fairgrounds.
Upper Ohio Valley Italian Heritage Festival Wheeling WV July26-28 Bocce tournament, pasta exhibit, wine competition, entertainment.
Dayton Celtic Festival Dayton OH July26-28 Shop with our merchandise vendors for everything from Celtic souvenirs to the finest products imported from Ireland, Scotland, and Great Britain. Eat drink and be merry in our authentic Celtic food court.