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Bicentennial of the Northwest Ordinance

Ohio University

 
 
Bicentennial of the Northwest Ordinance Marker Photo, Click for full size
By William Fischer, Jr., January 4, 2009
1. Bicentennial of the Northwest Ordinance Marker
This side faces the campus.
Inscription. [Campus side of the marker]
In commemoration of the Bicentennial
of the
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]
Ohio University 1804
Class Gateway
Religion morality and knowledge being necessary to good government and the happiness of mankind schools and the means of education shall forever be encouraged.
 
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
Ohio University 1804 Class Gateway </b>(street side) Photo, Click for full size
By William Fischer, Jr., January 4, 2009
2. Ohio University 1804 Class Gateway (street side)
This inscription is quoted from Article III of the Ordinance of 1787.
(about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 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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Northwest Ordinance Bicentennial Marker Photo, Click for full size
By William Fischer, Jr., January 4, 2009
3. Northwest Ordinance Bicentennial Marker
Marker is on the rear of class gateway, facing the college green.
Ohio University Class Gateway Photo, Click for full size
By William Fischer, Jr., January 4, 2009
4. Ohio University Class Gateway
Front of the Gateway, facing the street.
Ohio University Class Gateway Class of 1912 Marker Photo, Click for full size
By William Fischer, Jr., 39.32736
5. Ohio University Class Gateway Class of 1912 Marker
Donors of the original gateway to the College Green 1913 - 1961
Ohio University Class Gateway Class of 1949 Marker Photo, Click for full size
By William Fischer, Jr., January 4, 2009
6. Ohio University Class Gateway Class of 1949 Marker
In appreciation for providing a major portion of the class funds used for the construction of this gateway.
 
 
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