Knox County

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Knox

Knox County is named for Henry Knox, who was a hero of the War of 1812 and who served as the first United States Secretary of State.

 

Created:  March 1, 1808

County Seat:

Mount Vernon  1808 – present

 

County Courthouse – Mount Vernon  

 

Location:  106 East High Street / North Gay Street

Built:  1890 – 1891

Style:  Greek Revival

Architect:  Daniel Clark

Contractor:  John Jennings

 

Description:  The building faces south and is a two story red colored brick structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds. The south front has two large columns rising to the second story. A wide band below the roof line is decorated. The pediment is decorated. A square wood cupola rises from the center of the south part of the building and has four clocks with a green colored dome.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Richland County, Ashland County and Holmes County

E – Holmes County and Coshocton County 

S – Licking County 

W – Delaware County and Morrow County

 

 

 

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Photos taken 2006 and 2015