Tessa Sweazy Webb

Tessa Sweazy Webb (HM7FU)

Location: Logan, OH 43138 Hocking County
Country: United States of America

N 39° 32.436', W 82° 24.162'

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Founder of Ohio Poetry Day

Born in 1886 on a farm near Logan, Tessa Sweazy Webb was a teacher at the Hocking County Children's Home where she began writing poetry. By 1924 she had become well known across the state and nation for her published works. Under Webb's successful leadership and effort, the Ohio legislature passed a resolution in 1938 calling for an annual state observance of Ohio Poetry Day. Webb's work in Ohio was responsible for all fifty states observing Poetry Day. She received the Ohioana Award in 1942 for Window by the Sea, chosen as the best book of verse by an Ohio poet. In 1961, the Ohioana Library issued a citation citing her devotion to making Ohioans aware of Ohio Poetry Day. Webb died in 1979 in Logan at the age of 93.
HM NumberHM7FU
Series This marker is part of the Ohio: Ohio Historical Society series
Marker Number6-37
Year Placed2008
Placed ByHocking County Historical Society, Logan-Holl Foundation, and The Ohio Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, September 21st, 2014 at 6:07pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 379465 N 4377709
Decimal Degrees39.54060000, -82.40270000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 32.436', W 82° 24.162'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 32' 26.16" N, 82° 24' 9.72" W
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Area Code(s)740
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 98 N Culver St, Logan OH 43138, US
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