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Mount Vernon, Ohio - One of Ohio's Best Hometowns

by Sam Miller

Ohio's Best Hometown

Founded back in 1805, Mount Vernon, Ohio is home to over 16,000 people and is a sizeable community with a small town feel. Lined with 7 miles of brick streets, this thriving city continues to grow with modern cultural experiences, industry, and agriculture.

Industrial Growth

The city of Mount Vernon, Ohio offers many industries that provide continued expansion to the community. Businesses such as AMG, Ariel, Burrows Paper Corporation, Dayton Supply and Tool Company, Jeld-Wen, Mauser, Owens Corning, and Sanoh decorate the streets of our beloved hometown and display the hardwork of Mount Vernon's inhabitors.


 

Education

The opportunity for higher level education flows in Mount Vernon's town. Colleges such as The Mount Vernon Nazarene University, Central Ohio Technical College, and nearby Kenyon College supply the best educations for students and give so much opportunity to each individual as well as giving back to the community. The Mount Vernon City Schools, Knox County Career Center and Adult Education programs are consistently raising the bar and developing ways to better improve the educational system as well as providing the best educational experience.

Valuble Assets To The Community

Ariel-Foundation park is the home to many of the city's events and provides pathways, structures, and ruins to climb and walk among, promoting health, wellness, and social freedom. This cherished community treasure holds so many footsteps from visitors year round and is the initiator of celebrated memories, loved ones, and provokes the exploration of the Rastin Tower that harbors quite possibly the best view physically possible of the entire Mount Vernon, Ohio city.

People can take a walk through the history of the railroad on what is now the Kokosing Gap Trail connecting the towns of Danville, Gambier, Howard, and Mount Vernon. Find the Restored Steam Locomotive next to the Kenyon Athletic Center in Gambier, Ohio that was constructed back in 1940 and was once used for transferring cargo in Alabama, or make a rest stop at Rotary Park in Howard, Ohio where there are water fountains, picnic tables, restrooms, freshly planted trees, and a playset for kids to enjoy the outdoors. 

Hiawatha Water Park and Pool continues to draw in sizable crowds each summer with its many platforms to climb, tunnels to explore, fountains to stand under, and pools to swim in.

Live performances held at the Memorial Theater attract visitors near and far to see plays like Beauty and The Beast, Annie, Grease, 12 Angry Men, The Diary of Anne Frank, and many many more.

Pay respect to Mount Vernon, Ohio's veterans by visiting the Public Square's Walk of Honor that's lined with bricks dedicated to each hero. Taking a moment to walk the square, you'll find several monuments capturing moments in history that are proudly acknowledged by the society.


Ohio's Best Hometown Continues To Thrive

Just as any city, Mount Vernon faces challenges, however, the community faces them head on with determination to continually improve and make the city the best possible place to call home. We've shared with you a captivating video that discusses the successes to Ohio's Best Hometown and captured stunning drone views of the community. Residents of Mount Vernon, Ohio and Mayor Richard Mavis take you on a tour of our beloved city and give a personal view of what it's like to have Mount Vernon as their home. Mount Vernon Ohio is a place constantly evolving and progressing, all while consistenly maintaining a small town feel with neighbors coming together hand in hand, to make the community a better place.

 

This blog is brought to you by Mount Vernon, Ohio REALTOR Sam Miller of REMAX Stars Realty 740-397-7800.

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Water Under The Bridge

Find yourself soaring above the railroad bridge on the Kokosing Gap Trail in Gambier, Ohio and find views you've likely never seen before. This custom drone footage below captures the serene environment of bright green forestry, birds flying by, and the rippling Kokosing River nearby Kenyon College. Fly alongside and inside the railroad bridge at the 4 mile marker to experience a unique tour of the Kokosing Gap Trail. Check out our other featured article with extra drone footage on the Kokosing Gap Trail's Restored Steam Locomotive also located in Gambier, Ohio.

If you enjoy walking the Kokosing Gap Trail and love the community of Gambier, Ohio, consider making Gambier your new home! Click HERE to find Gambier, Ohio homes for sale.

This feature article is part of our ongoing series titled 365 Things To Do in Knox County Ohio by Sam Miller of REMAX Stars Realty 740-397-7800.

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The Kokosing Gap Trail Bridge in Mount Vernon Ohio

by Sam Miller

Soar Above the Kokosing Gap Trail

Traveling East towards Gambier, Ohio is a 1.5 mile marker, the Kokosing Gap Trail bridge. Our custom drone footage below captures the gorgeous point of view above the bridge and highlights the gentle rippling river and bright green forestry. Hover just above the river and fly below, above, and beside the bridge for a perspective you've likely never had before. The Kokosing Gap Trail is open to the public 365 days a year, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and has park benches for resting and taking in the beautiful environment every half mile down the path.

If you love visting the Kokosing Gap Trail, consider making Mount Vernon, Ohio your new home. Click HERE to view Mount Vernon, Ohio homes for sale.

This feature article is part of our ongoing series titled 365 Things To Do in Knox County Ohio by Sam Miller of REMAX Stars Realty 740-397-7800.

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"Old 63" and The Chesapeake and Ohio Wood Caboose

Constructed in 1940, engineers likely didn't know that they would be creating a locomotive that would be restored and put on display as a piece of history along the Kokosing Gap Trail in Gambier, Ohio. Once used for switching cargo in Alabama, this restored locomotive was transferred in 2001 and is now displayed nearby the Kenyon Atheltic Center or the "KAC" and is visited every year by many people. The Chesapeake and Ohio wood caboose was built in 1924 and was used by the trainmen to cook and eat their meals, watch the cars ahead, and where the conductor could do his paperwork. Donated to the Kokosing Gap Trail in 1997, the caboose was remodeled by volunteers who did substaintial work, and left all the lanterns, tools, stools, and locks authentic.

Above The Trail

Although visited by many, the unique perspective provided below has likely not been seen like this before. We flew our drone above the restored locomotive and caboose and captured stunning views of the caboose, locomotive, Kenyon Athletic Center, and gorgeous country views. 


 

If you enjoy visiting the restored steam locomotive and walking the Kokosing Gap Trail, consider making Gambier, Ohio your new home. Click HERE to view homes for sale in Gambier, Ohio.

 

This feature article is part of our ongoing series titled 365 Things To Do in Knox County Ohio by Sam Miller of REMAX Stars Realty 740-397-7800.

 

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Sam Miller
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Mount Vernon OH 43050
740-397-7800
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