Titusville in Crawford County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Shortly after John Heisman's birth in 1869, the Heisman family moved to Titusville where his father, Michael Heisman, was an oil investor and cooper.
John Heisman was educated at Titusville schools and played varsity guard on the football team, class of 1887. He played collegiately at Brown University and the University of Pennsylvania before becoming a coach in 1892.
His greatest coaching accomplishments were at Georgia Tech, leading the team to three consecutive undefeated seasons.
The inventor of the forward pass, center snap, quarter format and more, John Heisman is honored yearly with the awarding of the Heisman Trophy to the most outstanding college football player.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Sports. A significant historical year for this entry is 1869.
Location. 41° 37.101′ N, 79° 40.27′ W. Marker is in Titusville, Pennsylvania, in Crawford County. Marker is on Smock Road (Pennsylvania Route 8), on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Titusville PA 16354, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Standard Oil Company (here, next to this marker); Ida Tarbell Atlantic Motor Oil (a few steps from this marker); Tidewater (a few steps from this marker); Oil Creek (a few steps from this marker); Amalie (a few steps from this marker); Wolf's Head Oils and Lubes (a few steps from this marker); Valvoline (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Titusville.
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