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Hiram in Portage County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Hiram College

Western Reserve Eclectic Institute

 

— 1850 —

 
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By Mike Wintermantel, August 18, 2018
1. Hiram College Marker
Inscription.  Founded in 1850 by the Disciples of Christ, or "Campbellites," this institution of higher education was chartered as Hiram College in 1867. The College's original charter provided for instruction for both men and women, and Hiram served as an early example of successful coeducation. From 1857 to 1861, James A. Garfield, 20th president of the United States, held the principalship of the institute. It continues today as one of Ohio's successful liberal arts colleges.
 
Erected 2004 by The Ohio Bicentennial Commission, The International Paper Company Foundation, and the Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 6-67.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: EducationGovernment & Politics. In addition, it is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1850.
 
Location. 41° 18.715′ N, 81° 8.62′ W. Marker is in Hiram, Ohio, in Portage County. Marker is on Garfield Road (Ohio Route 700) 0.1 miles south of Hinsdale Street, on the right
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By Mike Wintermantel, August 18, 2018
2. Hiram College Marker
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when traveling south. Located at Hinsdale Hall on the campus of Hiram College. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Hiram OH 44234, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. James A. Garfield (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); History of Koritansky Hall (approx. 0.2 miles away); Maple Industry in Garrettsville, Ohio (approx. 3 miles away); Garrettsville, Ohio (approx. 3 miles away); Commemorating the 120th Anniversary (approx. 3 miles away); "Creepy" Karpis and The Last Great Train Heist (approx. 3 miles away); Hart Crane American Poet (approx. 3.1 miles away); War Memorial (approx. 4.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hiram.
 
Also see . . .  Hiram College. (Submitted on August 19, 2018, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 19, 2018. It was originally submitted on August 19, 2018, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 138 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 19, 2018, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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