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Edmond in Oklahoma County, Oklahoma — The American South (West South Central)
 

Central State College

 
 
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By Jason Voigt, April 8, 2021
1. Central State College Marker
Inscription.  Two blocks N.E. Established by First Legislative Assembly on Dec. 24, 1890, as first Normal School in Oklahoma Ter. Opened Nov. 9, 1891. Richard Thatcher, 1st President, "The Edmond Sun" 1st issue July 18, 1889, leading paper for Territory, town and school.
 
Erected 1950 by Oklahoma Historical Society and State Highway Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: CommunicationsEducation. In addition, it is included in the Oklahoma Historical Society series list. A significant historical date for this entry is December 24, 1890.
 
Location. 35° 39.16′ N, 97° 28.692′ W. Marker is in Edmond, Oklahoma, in Oklahoma County. Marker is at the intersection of South Boulevard and East 2nd Street (U.S. 77), in the median on South Boulevard. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 200-276 S Blvd, Edmond OK 73034, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Statue of Liberty Replica (within shouting distance of this marker); Edmond Public School 1889 (within shouting distance of this marker); Classen's Grove (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct
Central State College Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, April 8, 2021
2. Central State College Marker
Marker is located at the median of South Boulevard at the US-77 intersection.
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line); Shannon Miller Park (approx. 0.2 miles away); Stephenson Park (approx. 0.2 miles away); National Guard Armory (approx. 0.2 miles away); Leaping Into History (approx. ¼ mile away); Edmond Station, Indian Territory (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Edmond.
 
More about this marker. Marker repeats on both sides.
 
Also see . . .
1. University of Central Oklahoma on Wikipedia. The third largest university in Oklahoma, located in Edmond. In 1971, the name went from Central State College to Central State University. By 1990 (the university's Centennial year), the name was changed to the University of Central Oklahoma. (Submitted on April 16, 2021, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.) 

2. University of Central Oklahoma. Official website (Submitted on April 16, 2021, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 16, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 16, 2021, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. This page has been viewed 35 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 16, 2021, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.

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