Located close to the center of Ohio, Knox County is perhaps best known for its county seat, Mount Vernon. The county is named after the first Secretary of War, Henry Knox. The population of Knox County is slowly rising; over a span of 10 years, the population rose by 11.8 percent.
If you ever have the pleasure of traveling through Knox County, you’ll notice a heavy population of Amish. The county covers just over 500 square miles, the majority of which is farmland. Of the land that is not farmed, 28 percent is covered by forest, leaving just over ten percent of land that is considered urban.
The beautiful county is made of gently rolling hills. Located primarily in the Glaciated Allegheny Plateau, the gorgeous valleys of the region welcome tourists from all over the nation who are looking to catch a glimpse of a simpler life. If you are traveling to the county, you’ll be pleased to know that there are a wealth of activities that the whole family can enjoy.
Knox County offers miles of trails through heavily forested areas. Visitors can walk, job, hike, roller blade and horseback ride under the amazing canopy. If you’d rather spend your time on the green, Knox County offers 10 challenging golf courses for players of all skill levels. Festivals in the county include the Fredericktown Tomato Show and the Oldtime Farming Festival; both are family-friendly.
Central Ohio is a gorgeous area of the country and Knox County is no exception. If you are looking for a romantic getaway for two or a fun family trip, you’ll find it in this beautiful county. Visit the county’s chamber of commerce website for more information that will help you plan your journey.