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Iberia in Morrow County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Ohio Central College

(formerly Iberia College)

— 1855 - 1894 —

 
 
Ohio Central College Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., June 6, 2009
1. Ohio Central College Marker
Inscription.  Warren G. Harding, 29th President of the United States, graduated in 1882 from the college formerly located here. While a student, Harding and a friend founded the school newspaper, “The Iberia Spectator.”
 
Erected 1965 by The Harding Memorial Association and The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 2-59.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: EducationGovernment & Politics. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #29 Warren G. Harding, and the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1882.
 
Location. 40° 40.153′ N, 82° 50.554′ W. Marker is in Iberia, Ohio, in Morrow County. Marker is at the intersection of Mt. Gilead-Iberia Galion Road (County Road 30) and Local Road 49, on the right when traveling north on Mt. Gilead-Iberia Galion Road. Marker is in front of the Iberia United Presbyterian Church. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Iberia OH 43325, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as
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the crow flies. Lincoln Highway Marker (approx. 5.3 miles away); Galion Veterans Memorial / Flag Plaza (approx. 5.4 miles away); Big Four Depot (approx. 5.4 miles away); Owl Creek Trail (approx. 6.6 miles away); Caledonia Veterans Memorial (approx. 7 miles away); Caledonia (approx. 7 miles away); a different marker also named Caledonia Veterans Memorial (approx. 7 miles away); Boyhood Home of Warren G. Harding (approx. 7 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Ohio Central College. (Submitted on June 13, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Ohio Central College Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., June 6, 2009
2. Ohio Central College Marker
Iberia United Presbyterian Church in background
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on June 8, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 2,828 times since then and 112 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 8, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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Jun. 21, 2024