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Gambier in Knox County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

David Bates Douglass

 
 
David Bates Douglass Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., November 16, 2008
1. David Bates Douglass Marker
On gate column at entrance to Marriott Park.
Inscription.  
Whoever passes through
this gateway
should remember
David Bates
Douglass

A gallant soldier and
officer in the War of 1812
A civil engineer of distinction
A teacher of wide experience
who in the years 1841-1844
while president of Kenyon
College laid out and
beautified its grounds
made the path through them
and erected these pillars
Hinc adeo media est nobis via-
mic moeri canamus

 
Erected by Kenyon College.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: EducationIndustry & CommerceWar of 1812.
 
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. George Wharton Marriott (here, next to this marker); Kenyon College
Marriott Park Entrance image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., November 16, 2008
2. Marriott Park Entrance
David Bates Douglass Marker on left column. Church of the Holy Spirit (Episcopal) in background.
(within shouting distance of this marker); 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); 0-6-0 Steam Locomotive (approx. half a mile away); C & O caboose (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 803 times since then and 15 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.
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