Campbell Hill

Campbell Hill (HM1642)

Location: Bellefontaine, OH 43311 Logan County
Country: United States of America

N 40° 22.219', W 83° 43.21'

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The Highest Point in Ohio

Campbell Hill is named for Charles D. Campbell of Bellefontaine, who owned this land from 1896 to 1937. A marble stone marker atop the hill, set in 1900 by the U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey, marks it as the highest point in Ohio at an elevation of 1549.09 feet. In 1951, the federal government established the 664th Aircraft Control and Warning (AC&W) Squadron here as part of the North American Air Defense Command (NORAD). Its military and civilian operators used sophisticated radar and computer equipment to located and identify aircraft as friendly or suspicious, and relayed information to a central site in Battle Creek, Michigan. This Cold War site operated until 1969. It was converted to civilian use as a vocational education center in 1974.
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HM NumberHM1642
Series This marker is part of the Ohio: Ohio Historical Society series
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Marker Number6-46
Year Placed2001
Placed ByThe Ohio Bicentennial Commission, the Longaberger Company, Treaty Lands Chapter - Professional Land Surveyors of Ohio, and the Ohio Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, September 4th, 2014 at 9:43pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 269052 N 4472412
Decimal Degrees40.37031667, -83.72016667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 22.219', W 83° 43.21'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 22' 13.14" N, 83° 43' 12.60" W
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Area Code(s)937
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2280 OH-540, Bellefontaine OH 43311, US
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