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East Canton in Stark County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Clearview Golf Club, 1946

 
 
Clearview Golf Club, 1946 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, September 15, 2013
1. Clearview Golf Club, 1946 Marker
Inscription.  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 AmericansSports. 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 in
Clearview Golf Club, 1946 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, September 15, 2013
2. Clearview Golf Club, 1946 Marker
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East Canton, Ohio, in Stark County. Marker is located on the first tee of the Clearview Golf Club. 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 Club History. (Submitted on September 15, 2013, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
2. William Powell, Class of 2013. PGA.com (Submitted on September 15, 2013, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.) 
 
Clearview Golf Club Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, September 15, 2013
3. Clearview Golf Club Marker
Clearview Golf Club
Designed by William J. Powell, Architect
1946
has been placed on the
National Register of Historic Places
by the United States Department of the Interior
Clearview Golf Club Clubhouse image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, September 15, 2013
4. Clearview Golf Club Clubhouse
NRHP plaque to the left of the door
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 9, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 15, 2013, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 482 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 15, 2013, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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