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

Geneva College

The Original Location

 

A Busy Station on the Underground Railroad

 
Geneva College Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, June 20, 2014
1. Geneva College Marker
Inscription.
Geneva College
established here in 1848
by Dr. J.B. Johnston
moved to Beaver Falls Pa. in 1879
erected by
Logan Co. Historical Society

Second plaque
Committee
H, C. Marmon, pres. Hist. Soc.
J. R. Templeton, chair
O. K.Rreams R. H. Reed
Raymond LeVan F. M. Harsh
Paul Watkins D. C. Funk
H. W. Keys
August 1948

 
Erected 1948 by Logan County Historical Society.
 
Location. 40° 28.333′ N, 83° 44.087′ W. Marker is in Northwood, Ohio, in Logan County. Marker is at the intersection of County Route 101 and Ohio Route 638, on the left when traveling north on County Route 101. Click for map. Marker is at the crossing of St Rt 638, Co. Rd. 101 and Co Rd 106 at the village of Northwood. Actual address is: 8160 Co. Rd. 101, Belle Center, Ohio 43310. Marker is in this post office area: Belle Center OH 43310, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Belle Center War Memorial (approx. 2.1 miles away); Belle Center Spanish American War Memorial (approx. 2.2 miles away); Solomon Town (approx. 2.6 miles
Geneva College Marker Committee image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, June 20, 2014
2. Geneva College Marker Committee
away); Ohio State Eagles Recreation Park (approx. 2.7 miles away); LCPL Lewis E. Hughes II (approx. 2.7 miles away); Village Marshall Murray Griffin (approx. 2.8 miles away); Belle Center Jail (approx. 2.8 miles away); Cherokee (approx. 3.9 miles away but has been reported missing).
 
More about this marker. Marker is not at exact location of site, but is on public right-of-way adjacent.Original site was destroyed by construction of St Rt 638. Actual buildings stood at 8274, 8288, and 8384 Co. Rd. 101, or "Main Street"" in West Geneva.
 
Regarding Geneva College. Geneva College was founded here in 1848. This area was a strong Underground Railroad center. Many of the conductors were students or local Presbyterian farmers. The many natural limestone caves offered hiding places for escaping slaves. The college moved to Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania in 1879. The village was also called “West Geneva”. After the college left, the Post Office eventually closed, and the name reverted to Northwood. Some of the buildings remained into my lifetime. Of the names on the second plaque, I knew five of them personally. J. R.
Geneva College Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, June 20, 2014
3. Geneva College Marker
Templeton lived about ½ mile north of the marker site.
 
Categories. Education
 
Geneva College interection image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, June 20, 2014
4. Geneva College interection
Geneva College building, from LCHS image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, June 27, 2014
5. Geneva College building, from LCHS
scanned and edited by Dr. Ronald Irick from Logan County Historical Society archives
Geneva College boarding house image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, June 27, 2014
6. Geneva College boarding house
scanned and edited by Dr. Ronald Irick from Logan County Historical Society archives
Geneva College Seminary building image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, June 27, 2014
7. Geneva College Seminary building
scanned and edited by Dr. Ronald Irick, from Logan County Historical Society archives. I "explored" this building as a child
plat map of Northwood or West Geneva, Ohio image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, June 27, 2014
8. plat map of Northwood or West Geneva, Ohio
scanned and edited by Dr. Ronald Irick from personal archives, 1875 Atlas of Logan County, Ohio D J. Stewart plat shows location of "College" Main Street is now Co. Rd. 111
Geneva College Marker USGS image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick,
9. Geneva College Marker USGS
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. This page has been viewed 280 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9. submitted on , by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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