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

Classen's Grove

 
 
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By Jason Voigt, April 8, 2021
1. Classen's Grove Marker
Inscription.  This park was once a part of an area known as "Classen's Grove" — a fruit orchard and social gathering place for Edmond's first citizens. Benefactor, economic developer, newspaper publisher, city attorney and beautification patron Anton H. Classen (1861-1922) is recognized as one of the most important men in Edmond's early years. He helped establish the legal townsite, edited The Edmond Sun, served as the town's postmaster, donated the original 40 acres for the Territorial Normal School (University of Central Oklahoma), was secretary of the county's first public library, led in planting of trees and shrubbery in the first Edmond parks and along Boulevard, and later brought the interurban railway to Edmond.
 
Erected by Edmond Historical Society and Edmond Parks Foundation Incorporated.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Parks & Recreational Areas.
 
Location. 35° 39.264′ N, 97° 28.64′ W. Marker is in Edmond, Oklahoma, in Oklahoma County. Marker can be reached from the intersection
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By Jason Voigt, April 8, 2021
2. Classen's Grove Marker
Marker is outside the entrance of Edmond Public Library under a tree.
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of North Boulevard and East 1st Street. Marker is outside the Edmond Public Library and close to Shannon Miller Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 105 North 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. Shannon Miller Park (within shouting distance of this marker); Statue of Liberty Replica (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Central State College (about 700 feet away); Edmond Public School 1889 (about 700 feet away); Central State Normal (approx. ¼ mile away); Stephenson Park (approx. 0.3 miles away); National Guard Armory (approx. 0.3 miles away); Leaping Into History (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Edmond.
 
 
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 41 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 16, 2021, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.

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