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

George Wharton Marriott

 
 
George Wharton Marriott Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., November 16, 2008
1. George Wharton Marriott Marker
Inscription.
In grateful memory of
George Wharton
Marriott

of London
One of the earliest and
most devoted of the English
friends of Kenyon College.
Through him Bishop Chase
knew Lord Kenyon, Doctor
Gaskin and Lady Rosse.
In his honor these grounds
were named in 1826
Marriott Park
and he suggested for its
entrance gate the inscription
Inter Sylvas Academi Quaerere Verum

 
Erected by Kenyon College.
 
Location. 40° 22.517′ N, 82° 23.822′ W. Marker is in Gambier, Ohio, in Knox County. Touch for map. Marker is on former gate column at entrance to Marriott Park on the Kenyon College campus, about 200 feet south of intersection of Wiggin Street and Chase Avenue. Marker is in this post office area: Gambier OH 43022, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. David Bates Douglass (here, next to this marker); Kenyon College (within shouting distance of this marker); John Crowe Ransom & The Kenyon Review (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Colonel Lorin Andrews (about 500 feet away); Edward Bates Memorial
Marriott Park Entrance image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., November 16, 2008
2. Marriott Park Entrance
George Wharton Marriott Marker on right column. Church of the Holy Spirit (Episcopal) in background.
(approx. 0.2 miles away); Old Kenyon Cornerstone (approx. 0.3 miles away); 0-6-0 Steam Locomotive (approx. half a mile away); C & O caboose (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gambier.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 26, 2008, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 685 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 26, 2008, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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