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Click on thumbnail for larger picture of 1935 Mt. Vernon, Main Street facing north. My name is Maggie Stewart, and I will be your host while you are here! I hope to make your visit a pleasurable one. I do not live in Knox County, but will try my best to make this an informative and useful site, and hope that you will return often.

Knox County's surrounded by Morrow County on the NW, Richland County on the N, Ashland County on the NE, Holmes County on the east NE, Coshocton County on the E, Licking County on the S and Delaware County on the SW.

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History

Click on thumbnail for larger picture of a postcard of Knox County Courthouse. KNOX COUNTY was named for Gen. Henry KNOX, a native of Boston, General in the war of the Revolution, and Secretary of War in Washington’s administration. It was formed from Fairfield, March 1, 1808. The north and east parts are hilly; the central, west and south parts, undulating or level. The bottom lands of the streams are very rich, particularly those of Vernon River, which stream affords abundance of water-power.

Area about 540 square miles. In 1887 the acres cultivated were 1,141,915; in pasture, 19,622; woodland, 55,262; lying waste, 714; produced in wheat, 452,889 bushels; broom-corn, 4,425 pounds brush; meadow hay, 33,228 tons; clover-seed, 5,291 bushels; flax-seed, 5,321; potatoes, 59,562; tobacco, 475 pounds; butter, 503,720; cheese, 200; sorghum, 436 gallons; maple syrup, 14,832; honey, 3,463 pounds; eggs, 550,061 dozen; grapes, 19,620 pounds; wine, 57 gallons; sweet potatoes, 76 bushels; apples, 9,915; peaches, 13,479; pears, 685; wool, 772,829 pounds; milch cows owned, 5,831. School census, 1888, 7,897; teachers, 283. Miles of railroad rack, 73. [More . . .]

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Knox County is surrounded by Morrow County on the northwest, Richland County on the north, Ashland County on the northeast, Holmes County on the east northeast, Coshocton County on the east, Licking County on the south and Delaware County on the southwest.
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