MOUNT VERNON — Businesses and residents of Knox County drawn to Mount Vernon’s proud heritage have something to celebrate — the Downtown Mount Vernon Historic District was officially added to the National Register of Historic Places on Feb. 3, by the National Park Service and the United States Department of the Interior.
Contained by South Main, South Mulberry, South Gay, West High, Vine, Gambier and Howard streets, Ohio Avenue and Phillips Drive, the Downtown District boasts a wealth of historic fabric from buildings and surrounding scenery to enjoy.
The Knox County Convention and Visitor’s Bureau student intern, Aubrey Brown, spent one year preparing and compiling the material for the submission. The application was submitted by the Ohio Historic Preservation Office on behalf of the Knox County Convention and Visitor’s Bureau. The nomination was made in connection with a state plan to identify and document prehistoric and historic places in Ohio that qualify for National Register status under provisions of the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966 as amended. The Ohio Historic Preservation Office serves as a resource in maintaining and planning for the care of the historic character of the district.