East Canton in Stark County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Clearview Golf Club, 1946
Golfer and World War II veteran William J. Powell, excluded from playing on many American golf courses because of his race, overcame the indignity of discrimination by creating his own course. Hand built in two years and opened in 1948, Clearview Golf Club is the first golf course in the United States designed, built, and owned by an African-American. The acclaimed course harmonizes with the landscape and bears many design elements of traditional British courses. A triumph of perseverance over discrimination, Clearview represents the historic postwar era when athletes first broke the "color line" in American sports.
Erected 2001 by The Powell Family Partnership, Clearview Golf Club, and The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 7-76.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African Americans • Sports. In addition, it is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1948.
Location. 40° 46.392′ N, 81° 14.882′ W. Marker is Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 8410 Lincoln Street NE, East Canton OH 44730, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Constitution Day (approx. 4.4 miles away); Louisville Armed Forces Monument (approx. 4.4 miles away); Louisville World War II / Korean War / Vietnam War Memorial (approx. 4.4 miles away); Veterans Recognition Day (approx. 4.7 miles away); Pleasant Grove (approx. 4.7 miles away); Fairhope Elementary (approx. 4.7 miles away); Louisville Elementary (approx. 4.7 miles away); North Nimishillen (approx. 4.7 miles away).
Also see . . .
1. Clearview Golf Course. Website homepage (Submitted on May 23, 2022, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.)
2. Building America's Course. YouTube Video (2m 49s) (Submitted on September 15, 2013, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
3. William Powell, Class of 2013. PGA website entry (Submitted on September 15, 2013, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
Credits. This page was last revised on May 23, 2022. It was originally submitted on September 15, 2013, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 556 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 15, 2013, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.