Gambier in Knox County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
George Wharton Marriott
One of the earliest and
most devoted of the English
friends of Kenyon College.
Through him Bishop Chase
knew Lord Kenyon, Doctor
Gaskin and Lady Rosse.
In his honor these grounds
were named in 1826
and he suggested for its
entrance gate the inscription
Inter Sylvas Academi Quaerere Verum
Erected by Kenyon College.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, Music • Churches & Religion • Education. A significant historical year for this entry is 1826.
Location. 40° 22.517′ N, 82° 23.822′ W. Marker is in Gambier, Ohio, in Knox County. Marker is on former gate column at entrance to Marriott Park on the Kenyon College campus, about 200 feet south of intersection of Wiggin Street and Chase Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Gambier OH 43022, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. David Bates Douglass (here, next to this marker); Kenyon College (within shouting distance John Crowe Ransom & The Kenyon Review (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Colonel Lorin Andrews (about 500 feet away); Edward Bates Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Old Kenyon Cornerstone (approx. ¼ mile away); Living History Along the Kokosing River (approx. 0.4 miles away); 0-6-0 Steam Locomotive (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gambier.
Credits. This page was last revised on December 2, 2019. It was originally submitted on November 26, 2008, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 827 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on November 26, 2008, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.