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

Manasseh Cutler Hall

Ohio University

 

— 1816 —

 
Manasseh Cutler Hall Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 18, 2009
1. Manasseh Cutler Hall Marker
Inscription.  
Oldest building of the first institution for higher education of the Northwest Territory
This tablet is dedicated to honor
Manassah Cutler
1742 - 1823
Chaplain in the Revolutionary War
Minister, Physician, Scentist, Teacher and Statesman.

Through his efforts, the Continental Congress by a land grant in 1787, set aside "two complete townships to be given perpetually for the purpose of an university" to the end that "religion, morality and knowledge being necessary to good government and the happiness of mankind, schools and the means of education shall forever be encouraged."

Erected September 28, 1939

 
Erected 1939 by Ohio Society, Daughters of the American Revolution.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: EducationMan-Made FeaturesScience & MedicineWar, US Revolutionary. A significant historical date for this entry is September 28, 1986.
 
Location. 39° 19.565′ N, 82° 6.018′ W. Marker is in Athens, Ohio, in Athens County. Hall and marker are just south
Manasseh Cutler Hall and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 18, 2009
2. Manasseh Cutler Hall and Marker
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of the Ohio University campus green, and about 600 feet SSE of the intersection of Court and Union Streets. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Athens OH 45701, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Ohio University's Distinguished Visitors (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Ohio University Sundial (about 300 feet away); The Elms (about 400 feet away); The Kissing Circle (about 400 feet away); Memorial Auditorium (about 400 feet away); Student Voices (about 400 feet away); Athens County Civil War Soldiers and Sailors Memorial (about 500 feet away); Bicentennial of the Northwest Ordinance (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Athens.
 
Also see . . .
1. Manasseh Cutler. (Submitted on March 23, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Manasseh Cutler. (Submitted on March 23, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Manasseh Cutler Hall image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 18, 2009
3. Manasseh Cutler Hall
Manasseh Cutler Hall Steeple image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 18, 2009
4. Manasseh Cutler Hall Steeple
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 21, 2020. It was originally submitted on March 23, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 813 times since then and 58 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on March 23, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.

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