Kent in Portage County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Kent State University
May 4, 1970
Continued from Other Side
On Sunday May 4, 1970, Kent State students protested on the Commons regarding the U.S. invasion of Cambodia and the presence of the National Guard to campus to quell demonstrations. Guard troops advanced, driving students past Taylor Hall. A small group of protestors taunted the Guard from the Prentice Hall parking lot. The National Guard marched back to the Pagoda where members of Company A, 145th Infantry, and Troop G, 107th Armored Cavalry, turned and fired 61-67 shots during
Erected 2006 by Kent State University-The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 67-8.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection marker series.
Location. 41° 9.017′ N, 81° 20.6′ W. Marker is in Kent, Ohio, in Portage County. Marker can be reached from Off Midway Drive (on Kent State - campus) south of East Main Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Kent OH 44243, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Abraham Lincoln, Ravenna, Ohio (approx. 5 miles away); Silver Lake / Silver Lake Amusement Park (approx. 6.1 miles away); First Congregational Church Tallmadge Veterans Memorial (approx. 6.1 miles away); Tallmadge Circle (Public Square) (approx. 6.1 miles away); Old Town Hall and Academy (approx. 6.1 miles away); Ephraim Root (approx. 6.4 miles away); Rootstown (approx. 6.4 miles away).
Also see . . .
1. A Memorial Video. (Submitted on August 10, 2013, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.)
2. Kent State - May 4 Visitors Center. (Submitted on August 10, 2013, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.)
Categories. • Disasters • War, Vietnam •
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 545 times since then and 8 times this year. This page was the Marker of the Week Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Al Wolf was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.