The Historic National Road in OhioJohn Glenn, Jr. is a retired U.S. Marine Corps pilot, astronaut, and U.S. Senator. He was born in Cambridge, Ohio, on July 18, 1921, and moved to New Concord when he was two. On February 20, 1962, Glenn flew on the Friendship 7 space mission, becoming the first American to orbit the Earth, and the fifth person in space. In 1965, Glenn retired from the military and resigned from NASA so he could be eligible to stand for election to public office. As a member of the Democratic Party, he was elected to represent Ohio and served in the U.S. Senate from 1974 to 1999.
|Series||This marker is part of the The Historic National Road series|
|Placed By||The Ohio National Road Association, Inc|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Tuesday, October 11th, 2016 at 9:02pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17S E 437133 N 4427265|
|Decimal Degrees||39.99323333, -81.73641667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 39° 59.594', W 81° 44.185'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||39° 59' 35.64" N, 81° 44' 11.1" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling East|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 72 W Main St, New Concord OH 43762, US|
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