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Near St. Paris in Champaign County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

A. B. Graham

 
 
A. B. Graham Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., November 9, 2008
1. A. B. Graham Marker
Inscription. Albert B. “A. B.” Graham was born in Champaign County on March 13, 1868, the son of Joseph and Esther Graham. He was raised in a small rural home, but a fire destroyed the house in 1879, and the family moved to Lena where Graham attended local schools, graduating at age 17. After attending the National Normal University in Lebanon, he returned to Champaign County where he taught, then became principal, and later an innovative superintendent. Graham also was enthusiastic about teaching children the values of rural and farm living and while teaching developed a youth agricultural club, which eventually became known as the 4-H Club. In July 1905 Graham became the superintendent of Agricultural Extension at the Ohio State University. The Graham School District near Lena was named for A.B. Graham. He delivered the dedication speech at Graham High School in December 1957 and said that schools were meant to build “human souls.”
 
Erected 2005 by Graham Schools and 4-H Clubs of Champaign County, Champaign County Bicentennial Historical Marker Committee, and The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 22-11.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection marker series.
 
Location.
Graham High School and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., November 9, 2008
2. Graham High School and Marker
40° 7.281′ N, 83° 54.524′ W. Marker is near St. Paris, Ohio, in Champaign County. Marker is on U.S. 36, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in front of Graham High School, about two miles east of St. Paris. Marker is at or near this postal address: 7800 W. US Route 36, Saint Paris OH 43072, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Lincoln Funeral Train (approx. 2.7 miles away); Site of Walborn & Riker Co. (approx. 2.7 miles away); St. Paris Korea and Vietnam Veterans Memorial (approx. 2.9 miles away); St. Paris and Johnson Township World War I Memorial (approx. 2.9 miles away); St. Paris and Johnson Township World War II Memorial (approx. 2.9 miles away); Harvey Haddix (approx. 3.7 miles away); William Owen (approx. 4.6 miles away); Kiser Lake (approx. 5.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in St. Paris.
 
Categories. AgricultureEducationNotable Persons
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 23, 2008, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 1,188 times since then and 42 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 23, 2008, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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