Rueben Ash, an early settler of Linn County, had a large farm northwest of Mount Vernon. By the time the city was incorporated in 1868, the city limits rubbed shoulders and even overlapped with the borders of his farm. After Ash’s death, part of his land was sold to develop an athletic field for Cornell College, and the other part became the Ash Park Addition, now included on the National Register of Historic Places. A residential district, Ash Park is where you will find many of Mount Vernon’s historic homes.
- Ash Park District Photos
- Ash Park District Walking Tour
- Ash Park District National Register of Historic Places Registration Form.pdf