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Bridge of Dreams in Danville Ohio

by Sam Miller

A Dream Constructed Into Reality

Spanning 370 feet across the Mohican River stands the Bridge of Dreams in Danville, Ohio, that allows for pedestrian crossing, bicyclists, and Amish buggies. Although motorized traffic is prohibited, many people come visit this beloved bridge every year to enjoy the magnificent views of the river from the 3rd longest covered bridge in the United States. In the 1920's the Bridge of Dreams was constructed as a railroad bridge, later in 1998, it was covered. The name was given due to the length and necessary funds to complete the project, therefore, showing that dreams really do come true! In the custom drone footage below, we've captured unique perspectives of the bridge and the Mohican River that residents have likely never seen before.


If you enjoy visitng the Bridge of Dreams, check out Danville, Ohio's homes for sale HERE!

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 in 740-397-7800.




Fly Above Memorial Park in Danville Ohio

by Sam Miller

Park It and Enjoy The Outdoors

Whether a sports enthusiast or a simple outdoorsman, Memorial Park in Danville, Ohio will surely please. This park offers a playground, football stadium, 2 ball fields, and 2 basketball courts to practice your skills and challenge friends. Pick from the many picnic tables the park provides, spread out a blanket on the grass, pack some lunch, enjoy a picnic outside, and lay down to admire your favorite cloud formations. Memorial Park in Danville, Ohio honors Veterans with their memorials acknowledging those who served in WWII as well as the Korean and Vietnam wars. Embedded below is our custom drone footage highlighting Memorial Park and showcasing gorgeous views and unique perspectives that many area residents have likely never seen before. 

Memorial Park is located at 802 South Market Street in Danville, Ohio, 43014.

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




Downtown Danville Ohio

by Sam Miller

Gateway To Amish County

Located 15 miles Northeast of Mount Vernon, Ohio is the heartwarming village of Danville, Ohio. This adorable town is filled with lots of community spirit and just over 1,000 people. Danville, Ohio's downtown is captured in our drone footage below, showcasing a birds eye view of Danville, Ohio's real estate, many restaurants like The Hangout, McFadden's Hot Spot Pizza, and The Bender Pub and Grill, as well as The Blonde Robin Boutique and Cafe.

Gobble Up Food and Win Prizes

Occuring every June, the Danville-Howard Turkey Festival is hosted at The Danville Community Park. Throughout the 3-day event, the festival offers many rides, contests, games, and several vendors are awaiting visitor arrivals to fill bellies with fresh fair food that results in smiling faces decorating the entire park. The footage below captures highlights from the festival and showcases the various items being sold.

Lace Your Running Shoes or Round Up The Horse

The Mohican Valley Trail is open to any non-motorized transportantion, welcoming horseback riding on a trail from Danville to Holmes County. The Kokosing Gap Trail also sits within Danville, Ohio and leads to Mount Vernon, Ohio.

If you're considering moving to Danville, Ohio, make sure to check out Danville, Ohio's homes for sale and homes for sale in the Danville, Ohio school district.

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 in 740-397-7800.





Danville Ohio Memorial

Danville Turkey Festival.  The third weekend in June brings the annual Danville-Howard Turkey Festival to eastern Knox County, Ohio.  A celebration of the area’s turkey-farming heritage, this family event is held at Danville Community Park on State Route 62.  The festivities begin on Thursday evening and lasts through Saturday night. With fun games, food, contests, live music and rides, there is something for the entire family to enjoy at this annual event.

Danville Turkey Festival Car Show

On Friday evening, the Chicken Bar-B-Q dinner is a favorite. Young girls and boys from Danville and East Knox elementary schools compete for the title of Miss or Mr. Turkey with a poster contest and all participants receive gifts and ride in the Turkey Festival Parade. Saturday is filled with events beginning with the 5-mile Run/Walk Turkey Trot, 3-on-3 basketball tournament and car and truck show. In the afternoon, the Turkey Festival Parade takes over Market Street in Danville, Ohio and you might even see some four-legged turkeys. Several auctions are held throughout the event to benefit the festival and the Eastern Knox County Joint Fire Department, as well as other local organizations.

Danville Ohio Historic Fire Truck

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.  If you would to see all of our previously featured community articles be sure to click on this link and visit 365 Things To Do in Knox County Ohio.

Knox County Ohio Population

by Sam Miller

Knox County Ohio is the geographic center of Ohio and is located within 40 miles of Columbus and Polaris, within 105 miles of Cleveland and within 154 miles of Cincinnati.  Knox County is also within 22 miles of Newark, Ohio and within 24 miles Lexington, Ohio.  

59,637 Knox County Ohio population   Knox County Ohio Map

27,415 Mount Veron Ohio population 

8,659 Fredericktown Ohio population 

6,188 Centerburg Ohio population 

5,564 Howard Ohio population 

3,417 Danville Ohio population

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Knox County Ohio 2008 Home Sales Year End Report

by Sam Miller

Each year I compile "The State of the Market Housing Report" for Knox County Ohio highlighting all residential home sales for the previous year  This report includes home sales in Mount Vernon, Centerburg Danville, Fredericktown, Gambier, Howard and even the smaller villages such as Bladensburg and Martiinsburg.

  • 428 Residential homes sales within Knox County Ohio
  • $53,249,324 or just over 53 million in combined volume
  • $124,414 was the average sales price for the Knox County
  • $565,000 was the highest residential sales in Knox County MLS
  • $8,000 was the lowest actual frame constructed home sale (repo) 

Here are the 2008 Knox County home sale numbers broken down by specific price ranges, how many sold in each price range and the average sales price per price range grouping.

  • 40 homes sold from $50,000 or less with an average sale price of $34,459.
  • 54 homes sold from $50,001 to $75,000 with $62,891 average sales price.
  • 93 homes sold from $75,001 to $100,000 with $87,353 average sales price.
  • 77 homes sold from $100,001 to $125,000 with $111,665 average sales price.
  • 52 homes sold from $125,001 to $150,000 with $138,905 average sales price.
  • 43 homes sold from $150,001 to $175,000 with $160,796 average sales price.
  • 27 homes sold from $175,001 to $200,000 with $187,998 average sales price.
  • 19 homes sold from $200,001 to $250,000 with $230,310 average sales price.
  • 8 homes sold from $250,001 to $300,000 with $275,937 average sales price.
  • 10 homes sold from $300,001 to $400,000 with $350,200 average sales price.
  • 5 homes sold from $400,001 and higher with $490,800 average sales price.
I am also in the process of posting additional 2008 "State of the Market" reports for each individual community within the Knox County Area.

Click Here to view the Apple Valley Lake Community 2008 "State of the Market" Home Sales Report

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Kokosing Gap Trail: Ohio’s Finest Rail to Trail

by Sam Miller

Once an active branch of the Pennsylvania Railroad, the Kokosing Gap Trail offers Knox County residents a relaxing and very scenic means of exercise and recreation. Opened in 1991, the Trail is a 10-foot wide paved path that stretches 13.5 miles from Mount Vernon to Danville. Along its course, the Trail follows Knox County’s scenic Kokosing River and surrounding countryside. Forested hills, wetlands, family farms, and the river itself offer pleasant scenery, and many opportunities for memorable photos. Beginning in Mount Vernon’s Phillips Park, the trail runs east to historic Gambier, the home of nationally respected Kenyon College. Here, one can stop for a rest at one of the Trail’s restroom facilities and take photos with one of the Trail’s travelers from the past: and old steam engine, coal car, flatbed and caboose; a standing reminder of the legacy of America’s once great railroad system.


From Gambier, the trail continues northeast towards Howard, where the beautiful Apple Valley Lake and resort are located. Here, Trail goers will pass underneath Route 36 through a stone-arched tunnel, and then continue on towards Danville. It is in Danville where the 13.5-mile Kokosing Gap Trail ends, but if one wishes to travel further, the Mohican Valley Trail, which opened to the public in 1999, begins only a few blocks from where the Kokosing Trail ends.


Many people use the Kokosing Gap Trail. Its close proximity to Mount Vernon Nazarene University and Kenyon College in Gambier makes it an excellent place for college students to get away from the stress of campus life and prevent the infamous Freshman 15. It is a great way for families to spend peaceful, quality time together, and instill in young children good exercise habits and a respect and love of nature. The Trail is an excellent way for anyone, of any age, to get the exercise needed to live a healthy, happy life.


The Trail is also a great place for nature lovers. In addition to the common squirrel, chipmunk, and deer, the Kokosing Gap Trail is also a great place for bird watchers. One of the most inspiring sights at the Trail is the rare spotting of the American Bald Eagle. At least one mating pair is reported to soar the skies along the Kokosing River, making the Trail one of the best places to try and spot this majestic, once endangered, bird of prey. With the 4th of July fast approaching, the spotting of the American Bald Eagle within Knox County could be one of the most memorable sights of the summer.


Parking for the Kokosing Gap Trail can be found in Mount Vernon, Gambier, Howard, and Danville. The trail features several river crossings on wooden-decked steel bridges, a few of which include observation decks where people can rest and take in the scenery or take a few photos. Recently, there has been some talk on extending the Trail to also run north to Fredericktown, Ohio. The Kokosing Gap Trail is a beautiful, relaxing stretch of path, which is enjoyable to people of all ages and backgrounds. Whether biking, walking, running or skating, the Trail is an excellent venue for exercise and shows off the beauty and rich history of Knox County.

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