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Mount Vernon is a city in and the count seat of Knox County, Ohio.



Founded in 1805, Mount Vernon was named after George Washington's Plantation in Virginia.

Visitor Information[edit]

Get in[edit]

Map of Mount Vernon (Ohio)

By plane[edit]

Columbus International Airport (CMH IATA) is the closest major airport. If you have your own plane, there's also:

By car[edit]

The easiest way into Mount Vernon is by car. Mount Vernon is connected by US36.

By bus[edit]

  • Knox Area Transit (KAT), (office) 25 Columbus Road, Mt. Vernon, +1 740 392-7433, . M–F 6AM–7PM, Sa 6AM–5PM. Door-to-door service in and out of Knox County (call for rates), as well as $1 shuttles between Mount Vernon and Gambier (hourly M-F 8AM-10PM, Sa 2-10PM) and within Mount Vernon (see below).
  • 2 Go Bus (Operated by Barons Bus), (bus stop) Colonial City Lanes (Bowling Alley) 110 Mt Vernon Ave (Bus stop at front parking lot. Bowling alley does not sell tickets or offer parking for bus riders.), toll-free: +1-888-95 -OBUS (6287). Offers regular service between Columbus, Newark OH, Martinsburg, Harrison Township, Gambier, Mt Vernon, Loudonville, Shreve and Wooster.

By bike[edit]

The Kokosing Gap Trail connects to Gambier.

Get around[edit]

By bus[edit]

In addition to service to and from Mount Vernon, Knox Area Transit offers shuttle service within the city on four lines: Blue (North), Red (East), Orange (South), and Green (West). Shuttles cost $1 and run every half hour M-Sa 8AM-4PM. Transfers are available to the shuttles to Gambier.


Downtown Mount Vernon
The MVNU eternal flame



Parks & sports[edit]

  • The Cougars. The Mount Vernon Nazarene University athletics teams.
  • 2 Knox Woods State Nature Preserve. Knox Woods State Nature Preserve (Q49511791) on Wikidata
  • 3 Ariel Foundation Park. A park on the site of a former glass factory. Contains a labyrinth, observation tower, fishing lakes, and factory remains.




  • 1 The Alcove, 116 S Main St, +1 740-392-3076, . A fine dining restaurant with an attached dinner theater.
  • Fiesta (Fiesta Mexicana), 308 W High St. Inexpensive Mexican food and margaritas. Big portions and cheery decor. Two locations, downtown at 308 W High St and in a strip mall type area at 997 Coshocton Ave.
  • 2 Mazza's, 11578 Upper Gilchrist Rd (Coshocton Ave (US Hwy 36) and Upper Gilchrist Rd), +1 740 397-2076. An Italian restaurant that focuses on pastas and meats.
  • North Main Café, 108 N Main St. Coffee and breakfast.




Go next[edit]

  • Gambier — a small town nearby, home to Kenyon College
Routes through Mount Vernon
DelawareSunbury  W  E  GambierCoshocton
MansfieldBellville ← Jct W E  N  S  → Jct W ENewark

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