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

James A. Garfield

Twentieth President of the United States

 
 
James A. Garfield Tablet image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, June 7, 2020
1. James A. Garfield Tablet
Inscription.  James A. Garfield, twentieth President of the United States, was nominated in this building on August 23, 1859, for joint senator representing Portage and Summit Counties. This was the begining of his political career. The nominating convention was composed of delegates from the two counties.
 
Erected 1943 by The Rotary Club of Kent.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Government & Politics. A significant historical date for this entry is August 23, 1859.
 
Location. 41° 9.32′ N, 81° 21.62′ W. Marker is in Kent, Ohio, in Portage County. Marker is on Gougler Avenue (Ohio Route 43) north of Park Avenue, on the left. To the left of the front door to the Franklin Township Hall. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 218 Gougler Ave, Kent OH 44240, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Kent and the Underground Railroad (approx. 0.2 miles away); Kent State University (approx. one mile away); The Pennsylvania and Ohio Canal (approx. 4.1 miles away); Silver Lake / Silver Lake Amusement Park (approx. 5.2 miles away);
Franklin Township Hall Front Entrance image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, June 7, 2020
2. Franklin Township Hall Front Entrance
This tablet is to the left of the door. The small plaque above it reads, “Preserved Historic Site No. 200, erected 1837. Kent Bicentennial Commission.”
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First Congregational Church (approx. 5.6 miles away); Tallmadge Veterans Memorial (approx. 5.6 miles away); Tallmadge Circle (Public Square) (approx. 5.6 miles away); Old Town Hall and Academy (approx. 5.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Kent.
 
Franklin Township Hall image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, June 7, 2020
3. Franklin Township Hall
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 9, 2020. It was originally submitted on June 9, 2020, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 59 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 9, 2020, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.

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