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Gambier in Knox County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Kenyon College

Pioneer in Higher Education

 
 
Kenyon College Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., November 16, 2008
1. Kenyon College Marker
Inscription. The state's oldest private institution of higher education, Kenyon College was founded in 1824 in Worthington by Philander Chase, first Episcopal bishop of Ohio, and relocated to Gambier four years later. Both college and village are named for British benefactors, statesman Lord Kenyon and naval hero Lord Gambier. Throughout its history, Kenyon has prepared men and women for leading roles in society, including nineteenth-century graduates Edwin M. Stanton, Abraham Lincoln's secretary of war, and Rutherford B. Hayes, Ohio governor and U.S. president. In the twentieth century, Kenyon educated such literary luminaries as poet Robert Lowell and novelist E.L. Doctorow. Kenyon has also been an innovator in education-the Advanced Placement Program began as the Kenyon Plan in the 1950s.
 
Erected 2003 by Ohio Bicentennial Commission, The Longaberger Company, Kenyon College, and The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 7-42.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection marker series.
 
Location. 40° 22.551′ N, 82° 23.823′ W. Marker is in Gambier, Ohio, in Knox County. Marker is at the intersection of Wiggin Street (Ohio Route 308) and Chase
Kenyon College Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., November 16, 2008
2. Kenyon College Marker
Church of the Holy Spirit (Episcopal) in right background.
Avenue, on the right when traveling east on Wiggin Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Gambier OH 43022, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. George Wharton Marriott (within shouting distance of this marker); David Bates Douglass (within shouting distance of this marker); John Crowe Ransom & The Kenyon Review (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Colonel Lorin Andrews (about 700 feet away); Edward Bates Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Old Kenyon Cornerstone (approx. 0.3 miles away); C & O caboose (approx. half a mile away); 0-6-0 Steam Locomotive (approx. half a mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Gambier.
 
Categories. Arts, Letters, MusicEducationNotable Persons
 
Renaissance Man and Woman Sculpture Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., November 16, 2008
3. Renaissance Man and Woman Sculpture Marker
By Charles Eugene Gagnon for the present and future generation of Kenyon Men and Women From all graduates of Kenyon
Renaissance Man and Woman image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., November 16, 2008
4. Renaissance Man and Woman
Church of the Holy Spirit (Episcopal) image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., November 16, 2008
5. Church of the Holy Spirit (Episcopal)
Leonard Hall image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., November 16, 2008
6. Leonard Hall
 
 
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