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Near Bellefontaine in Logan County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Campbell Hill

The Highest Point in Ohio

 
 
Campbell Hill Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, May 29, 2012
1. Campbell Hill Marker
Inscription. Campbell Hill is named for Charles D. Campbell of Bellefontaine, who owned this land from 1896 to 1937. A marble stone marker atop the hill, set in 1900 by the U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey, marks it as the highest point in Ohio at an elevation of 1549.09 feet. In 1951, the federal government established the 664th Aircraft Control and Warning (AC&W) Squadron here as part of the North American Air Defense Command (NORAD). Its military and civilian operators used sophisticated radar and computer equipment to located and identify aircraft as friendly or suspicious, and relayed information to a central site in Battle Creek, Michigan. This Cold War site operated until 1969. It was converted to civilian use as a vocational education center in 1974.
 
Erected 2001 by The Ohio Bicentennial Commission, the Longaberger Company, Treaty Lands Chapter - Professional Land Surveyors of Ohio, and the Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 6-46.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection marker series.
 
Location. 40° 22.219′ N, 83° 43.21′ W. Marker is near Bellefontaine, Ohio, in Logan County. Marker can be reached from Ohio Route 540 0.7 miles
The Top of Campbell Hill image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, May 29, 2012
2. The Top of Campbell Hill
east of U.S. 33. Click for map. Marker is located in the Ohio Hi-Point Career Center and is generally accessible only during school hours. After turning off Ohio 540, drive straight on the main driveway and then keep to the right where you drive up a hill to the maintenance facility of the center. A sidewalk at the end of the driveway leads to the marker and Ohio's highest point. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2280 Ohio 540, Bellefontaine OH 43311, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Ohio Hi Point Career Center (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Remembrance 1951- 1969 (about 600 feet away); Bellefontaine War Memorial (approx. 1.4 miles away); Myeerah Trail / Historic Logan County (approx. 1.5 miles away); Bellefontaine Vietnam Memorial (approx. 1.5 miles away); The Harley Long Building (approx. 1.7 miles away); Blair Casey Park (approx. 1.9 miles away); The Mills Brothers (approx. 2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Bellefontaine.
 
Categories. LandmarksWar, Cold
 
U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey Elevation Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, May 29, 2012
3. U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey Elevation Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 415 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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