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Community Preservation Awards

For every historic site around Knox County, there are local citizens who are dedicated to its upkeep and preservation. That's why each year, KCLF recognizes those individuals and organizations who have made an outstanding contribution to Knox County's historic legacy.


Award for Landmark Preservation

This award honors the preservation or restoration of a unique piece of Knox County’s history.

Ted & Ann Schnormeier 

Ariel-Foundation Park - 2016

Award for Individual Contribution to Historic Preservation

This award honors an individual who has greatly contributed to preserving the historic character of Knox County’s landmarks.

Aubrey Brown - 2016

Award for Outstanding Architecutral Contribution

This award honors properties that enhance the historic character of Knox County's architecture.

Mount Vernon Nazarene University

Mount Vernon Grand Hotel - 2016

Landmark Businesses

Each year 3 businesses are identified as "landmark businesses". They have been a fixture in Knox County for more than 50 years and have left a lasting impact on the economy and community of Knox County. Quite simply they have become an icon in the community. Knox County's Landmark Businesses are:


The Woolson Company - Mount Vernon 

The Mount Vernon News - Mount Vernon

GR Smith Hardware - Mount Vernon


Snyder Funeral Homes - Knox County

Foster's Pharmacy - Mount Vernon

The Alcove Restaurant - Mount Vernon


Herald's Appliances & Electronics - Mount Vernon

First Knox National Bank - Knox County

Gault's Plaza Cleaners & Laundromat - Mount Vernon


Leve-Agriman Feed & Supply - Fredericktown

People's Bank of Gambier - Gambier

WMVO - Mount Vernon 

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