Near Yellow Springs in Greene County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
1796 – 1859
First President and Founder of Antioch College
This memorial is erected to
perpetuate the memory of an able
lawyer, a great statesman and a
pioneer in education. May his life
and example ever inspire and exalt
the students of Antioch College.
Hugh Taylor Birch
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Education. A significant historical year for this entry is 1796.
Location. 39° 47.146′ N, 83° 52.211′ W. Marker is near Yellow Springs, Ohio, in Greene County. Marker is on Bryan Park Road, on the right when traveling north. marker is about ¼ mile southeast off Bryan Park Road, in a brushy meadow, accessible only by a grassy path. Bryan Park Road is the extension of St Rt 370, from the south boundary of John Bryan Park State Park to Grinnell Mill. Bryan Park Road is posted “no parking”, the group camping area is the closest parking lot, but is not always available. There is a locked iron gate at the Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3607 Bryan Park Rd, Yellow Springs OH 45387, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Erastus Mitchell Birch (here, next to this marker); Historic Grinnell Mill (approx. 0.3 miles away); Moncure Daniel Conway / The Conway Colony (approx. 0.9 miles away); Camp Birch (approx. 1.3 miles away); Glen Helen Natural Area (approx. 1.3 miles away); Antioch College (approx. 1.4 miles away); Antioch College / and Glen Helen (approx. 1.6 miles away); Virginia Hamilton (approx. 1.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Yellow Springs.
More about this marker. By the Greene County Auditor’s map, this is part of Glen Helen. Adjacent to this marker is the Erastus Birch Monument, which is very similar to the Orton Memorial, about two miles away in John Bryan State Park/ Clifton Gorge State Nature Preserve.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on December 20, 2014, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. This page has been viewed 447 times since then and 65 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on December 20, 2014, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. • Al Wolf was the editor who published this page.