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East Canton in Stark County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Clearview Golf Club, 1946

 
 
Clearview Golf Club, 1946 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, September 15, 2013
1. Clearview Golf Club, 1946 Marker
Inscription. Golfer and World War II veteran William J. Powell, excluded from playing on many American golf courses because of his race, overcame the indignity of discrimination by creating his own course. Hand built in two years and opened in 1948, Clearview Golf Club is the first golf course in the United States designed, built, and owned by an African-American. The acclaimed course harmonizes with the landscape and bears many design elements of traditional British courses. A triumph of perseverance over discrimination, Clearview represents the historic postwar era when athletes first broke the "color line" in American sports.
 
Erected 2001 by The Powell Family Partnership, Clearview Golf Club, and The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 7-76.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection marker series.
 
Location. 40° 46.392′ N, 81° 14.882′ W. Marker is in East Canton, Ohio, in Stark County. Click for map. Marker is located on the first tee of the Clearview Golf Club. Marker is at or near this postal address: 8410 Lincoln Street NE, East Canton OH 44730, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow
Clearview Golf Club, 1946 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, September 15, 2013
2. Clearview Golf Club, 1946 Marker
flies. Pleasant Grove (approx. 4.7 miles away); Fairhope Elementary (approx. 4.7 miles away); Louisville Elementary (approx. 4.7 miles away); North Nimishillen (approx. 4.7 miles away); The Great Trail / The Ohio Country in the Revolution (approx. 6.5 miles away); Malvern Veteran's Memorial (approx. 6.5 miles away); The Sandy and Beaver Canal (approx. 6.5 miles away); The Saxton House (approx. 6.9 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
1. Clearview Golf Club History. (Submitted on September 15, 2013, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
2. William Powell, Class of 2013. PGA.com (Submitted on September 15, 2013, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.) 
 
Categories. African AmericansSports
 
Clearview Golf Club Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, September 15, 2013
3. Clearview Golf Club Marker
Clearview Golf Club
Designed by William J. Powell, Architect
1946
has been placed on the
National Register of Historic Places
by the United States Department of the Interior
Clearview Golf Club Clubhouse image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, September 15, 2013
4. Clearview Golf Club Clubhouse
NHRP plaque to the left of the door
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 284 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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