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Yellow Springs in Greene County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Yellow Springs

 
 
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By Robert Baughman, July 27, 2021
1. Yellow Springs Marker
Inscription.  Home of Antioch College, founded 1853. Horace Mann was its first president.
 
Erected by Ohio Historical Society and Ohio Department of Highways.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Education. In addition, it is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1853.
 
Location. 39° 47.262′ N, 83° 54.079′ W. Marker is in Yellow Springs, Ohio, in Greene County. Marker is on Xenia Avenue (U.S. 68) 0.3 miles north of Brannum Lane, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1655 Xenia Ave, Yellow Springs OH 45387, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Antioch College (approx. one mile away); Antioch College / and Glen Helen (approx. one mile away); Moncure Daniel Conway / The Conway Colony (approx. 1.1 miles away); Glen Helen Natural Area (approx. 1.2 miles away); Virginia Hamilton (approx. 1.2 miles away); Historic Grinnell Mill
Yellow Springs Marker image. Click for full size.
By Robert Baughman, July 27, 2021
2. Yellow Springs Marker
Looking North on US 68 towards Yellow Springs.
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(approx. 1.4 miles away); Erastus Mitchell Birch (approx. 1.7 miles away); Horace Mann (approx. 1.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Yellow Springs.
 
Also see . . .
1. History › Antioch University. History of Antioch and important dates.
Nonsectarian and co-educational from the outset, Antioch was a leader of progressive thought and innovation.
(Submitted on July 28, 2021, by Robert Baughman of Bellefontaine, Ohio.) 

2. PBS: Only A Teacher: Horace Mann (1796-1859). Mann's drive to create a "Common School"
He spearheaded the Common School Movement, ensuring that every child could receive a basic education funded by local taxes.
(Submitted on July 28, 2021, by Robert Baughman of Bellefontaine, Ohio.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 28, 2021. It was originally submitted on July 28, 2021, by Robert Baughman of Bellefontaine, Ohio. This page has been viewed 37 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 28, 2021, by Robert Baughman of Bellefontaine, Ohio. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.

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