Remarkable Ohio


Below is a complete listing of all Ohio Historical Markers. To find a detailed marker listing including text, photographs, and locations, click on a county below. Our listing is updated by the markers program as new markers are installed and older markers are reported damaged or missing.

16-42 Mt. Calvary Baptist Church

Side A: Mt. Calvary Baptist Church, the lone religious property within the Mt. Vernon Downtown Historic District, served what became only the second African American congregation in the city. The cornerstone for 13 South Mulberry Street was laid October 17, 1915, and a dedication service was celebrated in March 1916. Mt. Calvary grew out of the Black Baptist traditions brought by Southern refugees during the Great Migration. Although dwindling membership and resources closed the building, it provided Mt. Vernon’s African American community with a vital space of worship, communion, mutual assistance, asylum, social support, and community celebration for almost a century.
Side B: same
Sponsors: Kenyon College; Knox Alliance for Racial Equity, Mt. Calvary Heritage Preservation Center, Ohio History Connection
Address: 13 S. Mulberry Street, 
Mount Vernon, 
Location: In front of building
Latitude: 40.3931660
Longitude: -82.4869470