Columbus in Franklin County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
The Ohio State Fair
Erected 2003 by The Ohio Bicentennial Commission, Ohio Expo Center, and The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 72-25.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection marker series.
Location. 39° 59.898′ N, 82° 59.479′ W. Marker is in Columbus, Ohio, in Franklin County. Marker can be reached from East 17th Street west of Interstate 71. Click for map. It is in the Ohio State Fairgrounds, on the Midway, across
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. All American Quarter Horse Congress (here, next to this marker); The Underground Railroad on University Land (approx. one mile away); a different marker also named The Underground Railroad on University Land (approx. 1.1 miles away); Old Ohio Union (approx. 1.1 miles away); Roy J. Plunkett (approx. 1.1 miles away); Browning Amphitheatre / The Outdoor Performance Center (approx. 1.2 miles away); The Ohio State University (approx. 1.2 miles away); a different marker also named The Underground Railroad on University Land (approx. 1.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Columbus.
Regarding The Ohio State Fair. The fair, conveniently located adjacent to the lines of the Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, Chicago and St. Louis Railroad in the 1870s, was served by the trains of 16 railroad companies in the 1890s, ensuring easy access from most anywhere in Ohio. In the early days exhibits were transported without charge and exhibitors travelled for half-fare. In 1896 the Ohio State Fair became the first state fair illuminated by electric lights. The fair runs for two weeks
Also see . . . Ohio State Fair. (Submitted on August 11, 2007.)
Categories. • Agriculture • Entertainment •
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