Fairfield School for Boys

Fairfield School for Boys (HM28YZ)

Location: Lancaster, OH 43130 Fairfield County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 38.474', W 82° 37.443'

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1857 - 1979

As the nation's first and largest minimum
security correctional facility, the Fairfield
School for Boys served over 100,000 Ohio
juvenile offenders. The school was converted
to an adult facility in 1980.

(text on supplementary tablets)
This monument is erected in honor of
the twenty-five superintendents and
thousands of staff who, over the
past 122 years, have developed
programs for one specific purpose—"to help a boy find his way!"

More than 100,000 boys have entered
the gates of the Fairfield School for
Boys: boys whose lives were touched in
one way or another by dedicated staff.

To all the staff including those who
were involved in the final closing of
Fairfield, the State Of Ohio and the
Ohio Youth Commission express gratitude.

James A. Rhodes, Governor · William K. Willis, Director, Ohio Youth Commission.

Ralph Starkey, Superintendent, Fairfield School for Boys, September 20, 1979.

Tablet sponsored by Ridgeview Garden Club · Fairfield School for Boys
HM NumberHM28YZ
Year Placed1979
Placed ByFairfield School for Boys and The Ohio Historical Society. Presented by the Ridgeview Garden Club
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, July 2nd, 2018 at 7:01am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 360645 N 4389199
Decimal Degrees39.64123333, -82.62405000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 38.474', W 82° 37.443'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 38' 28.44" N, 82° 37' 26.58" W
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Area Code(s)614, 740
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 5900 BIS Rd SW, Lancaster OH 43130, US
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