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Near Yellow Springs in Greene County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Erastus Mitchell Birch

 
 
Erastus Mitchell Birch Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, December 19, 2014
1. Erastus Mitchell Birch Memorial
close up, showing text.

((Comments: Difficult to Access, and Somewhat Neglected

Part of the Collection in Glen Helen, John Bryan Park and Clifton Gorge))
Inscription. In memory of Erastus Mitchell Birch born – Jan. 19, 1801 – died- July 7, 1884 native of Dutchess County New York ** friend and neighbor of Horace Mann * trustee * treasurer and member of the executive committee board of trustees Antioch College * ardent supporter of Horace Mann and generous contributor to Antioch College during its early years.
 
Erected 1942 by Hugh Taylor Birch.
 
Location. 39° 47.146′ N, 83° 52.211′ W. Marker is near Yellow Springs, Ohio, in Greene County. Marker is on Bryan Park Road, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. this marker is adjacent to the “Horace Mann Memorial”, referenced on another page. for detailed instructions to find this marker, open the “Horace Mann Memorial” page. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3607 Bryan Park Rd, Yellow Springs OH 45387, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Horace Mann (here, next to this marker); Historic Grinnell Mill (approx. 0.3 miles away); Moncure Daniel Conway / The Conway Colony (approx. 0.9 miles away); Camp Birch (approx. 1.3 miles
Erastus Mitchell Birch Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, December 19, 2014
2. Erastus Mitchell Birch Memorial
close up of bronze plaque
away); Glen Helen Natural Area (approx. 1.3 miles away); Antioch College (approx. 1.4 miles away); Antioch College / and Glen Helen (approx. 1.6 miles away); John Bryan (approx. 1.7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Yellow Springs.
 
More about this marker. Note: Hugh Taylor Birch was the benefactor of Boy Scout- Camp Birch, barely a mile away.
Note: Hugh Taylor Birch was also responsible for the Orton Memorial in Clifton Gorge.
Note: see the similarity of this monument and the Orton Memorial
 
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Erastus Mitchell Birch Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, December 5, 2015
3. Erastus Mitchell Birch Marker
plaque on grave of Erastus Birch, in Glen Forest Cemetery, at north edge of Yellow Springs, about two miles NW of the monument.
Erastus Mitchell Birch Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, December 19, 2014
4. Erastus Mitchell Birch Memorial
full view of marker
Erastus Mitchell Birch Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, December 19, 2014
5. Erastus Mitchell Birch Memorial
marker as viewed from the steps of the Horace Mann Memorial
Erastus Mitchell Birch Memorial Site image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, December 19, 2014
6. Erastus Mitchell Birch Memorial Site
both monuments visible from the grassy path at Bryan Park road
Erastus Mitchell Birch Memorial Site image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, December 19, 2014
7. Erastus Mitchell Birch Memorial Site
the Horace Mann Memorial as viewed from the Erastus Birch Monment
the Orton Memorial Site image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, September 12, 2014
8. the Orton Memorial Site
the Orton Memorial, about two miles away. Both columns were erected by Hugh Taylor Birch. One is east, and one is south of Camp Hugh Taylor Birch. Scouts regularly hike to both sites.
 
 
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