A. B. Graham

A. B. Graham (HM8XY)

Location: St Paris, OH 43072 Champaign County
Country: United States of America

N 40° 7.281', W 83° 54.524'

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Albert B. "A. B." Graham was born in Champaign County on March 13, 1868, the son of Joseph and Esther Graham. He was raised in a small rural home, but a fire destroyed the house in 1879, and the family moved to Lena where Graham attended local schools, graduating at age 17. After attending the National Normal University in Lebanon, he returned to Champaign County where he taught, then became principal, and later an innovative superintendent. Graham also was enthusiastic about teaching children the values of rural and farm living and while teaching developed a youth agricultural club, which eventually became known as the 4-H Club. In July 1905 Graham became the superintendent of Agricultural Extension at the Ohio State University. The Graham School District near Lena was named for A.B. Graham. He delivered the dedication speech at Graham High School in December 1957 and said that schools were meant to build "human souls."
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HM NumberHM8XY
Series This marker is part of the Ohio: Ohio Historical Society series
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Marker Number22-11
Year Placed2005
Placed ByGraham Schools and 4-H Clubs of Champaign County, Champaign County Bicentennial Historical Marker Committee, and The Ohio Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014 at 9:36am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 252133 N 4445282
Decimal Degrees40.12135000, -83.90873333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 7.281', W 83° 54.524'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 7' 16.86" N, 83° 54' 31.44" W
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Area Code(s)937
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 979-989 Unnamed Road, St Paris OH 43072, US
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