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Title, side A
Johnny Appleseed's Early Landholdings
Text, side A
This is the site of Johnny Appleseed's earliest known recorded landholdings. Appleseed (whose legal name was John Chapman) purchased two parcels from Joseph Walker on September 14, 1809: Mount Vernon town lot 147, upon which you stand, and lot 145, which is across the road and north of this site. Johnny Appleseed likely rested here on August 10, 1813, after arriving from Mansfield with alarming news of a rumored Indian attack. Appleseed returned to Mansfield with reinforcements from Mount Vernon that same day--a round trip of over fifty miles.
Address
Park Ave. and Main St.
Mt. Vernon, OH 43050
Location
N of Kokosing River, just W of S Main Street
Coordinates
Latitude: 40.389640, Longitude: -82.486250.
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