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Titusville in Crawford County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

John William Heisman

(1869-1936)

 
 
John William Heisman Marker image. Click for full size.
By Forest McDermott, October 25, 2009
1. John William Heisman Marker
Inscription.  Renowned college football coach and name-sake for the sport’s highest amateur honor, the Heisman Memorial Trophy. His innovations included legalizing the forward pass, the center snap, the scoreboard, and game quarters. Heisman promoted player safety by advocating gear improvements and rule revisions. A founder of the American Football Coaches Association, he grew up in Titusville and played football near his father’s local oil cooperage.
 
Erected 2009 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Sports. In addition, it is included in the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission series list.
 
Location. 41° 37.66′ N, 79° 39.907′ W. Marker is in Titusville, Pennsylvania, in Crawford County. Marker is at the intersection of East Central Avenue (Pennsylvania Route 27) and South Brown Street, on the right when traveling east on East Central Avenue. Adjacent to Carter Field. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Titusville PA 16354, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of
John William Heisman Marker image. Click for full size.
By Forest McDermott, October 25, 2009
2. John William Heisman Marker
Photo taken looking west on Central Avenue.
this marker. McKinney Hall (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Townville Episcopal Chapel Bell (about 500 feet away); John A. Mather (about 500 feet away); John Mather Home (about 600 feet away); The Tarbell House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Ida M. Tarbell (approx. 0.2 miles away); Burgess Park (approx. ¼ mile away); Cytemp Specialty Steel Company (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Titusville.
 
Also see . . .
1. John W. Heisman Biography - Heisman website. (Submitted on December 18, 2011, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
2. John William Heisman at FindAGrave.com. (Submitted on February 20, 2014, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
 
John William Heisman Marker image. Click for full size.
By Forest McDermott, October 25, 2009
3. John William Heisman Marker
Photo taken looking east on Central Avenue with the sports stadium on the right, Brown Street in the foreground.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on December 14, 2011, by Forest McDermott of Masontown, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 462 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 14, 2011, by Forest McDermott of Masontown, Pennsylvania. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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