The Ohio State University

The Ohio State University (HMB2B)

Location: Columbus, OH 43210 Franklin County
Country: United States of America

N 39° 59.888', W 83° 0.821'

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The Ohio Agricultural and Mechanical College grew out of the Cannon Act of March 22, 1870. "But let it be started," Governor Rutherford B. Hayes told the Legislature in 1873, "with the intention of making it a great State University." The little college opened September 17, 1873 with a faculty of seven and twenty-four students. One academic building at first housed everything. The campus, remote from the city, was surrounded by some of the original forest. In May, 1878 the name was changed to The Ohio State University.
It was after 1900 before it really began to realize its educational potential, and its major growth occurred after World War II. By 1970, the Centennial Year, the university had more then met the hopes of its founders. A leading university with great manpower and physical resources, it had earned high standing in many fields covering a wide range of educational and research activities.
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HM NumberHMB2B
Series This marker is part of the Ohio: Ohio Historical Society series
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Marker Number5-25
Year Placed1970
Placed ByThe Ohio State University and The Ohio Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, October 24th, 2014 at 10:23am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 328101 N 4429492
Decimal Degrees39.99813333, -83.01368333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 59.888', W 83° 0.821'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 59' 53.28" N, 83° 0' 49.26" W
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Area Code(s)614
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 181 Oval Dr S, Columbus OH 43210, US
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