Athens in Athens County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Bicentennial of the Northwest Ordinance
Northwest Ordinance of 1787
Ohio University, the first public university established in the Old Northwest Territory, was founded on the principles of the ordinance.
[Street side of the marker]
Erected by Class of 1986 and 1987.
Location. 39° 19.642′ N, 82° 5.99′ W. Marker is in Athens, Ohio, in Athens County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Union Street and College Street, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Athens OH 45701, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Elms (within shouting distance of this marker); Memorial Auditorium (within shouting distance of this marker); Athens County Civil War Soldiers and Sailors Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Ohio University's Distinguished Visitors The Kissing Circle (about 300 feet away); Student Voices (about 300 feet away); Ohio University (about 300 feet away); Ohio University 1915 Alumni Gateway (about 400 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Athens.
More about this marker. The inscription on the street side of this marker is a quote from Article III of the Ordinance of 1787.
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