Athens in Athens County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Erected 2009 by Ohio University Intercollegiate Athletics Department and the Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 9-5.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection marker series.
Location. 39° 19.313′ N, 82° 6.167′ W. Marker is in Athens, Ohio, in Athens County. Marker is on South Green Drive 0.1 miles east of Richland Avenue (U.S. 50), on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Athens OH 45701, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Silas Bingham House (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Cutler Botanic Gardens (about 700 feet away); Normandy Park (approx. ¼ mile away); Manasseh Cutler Hall (approx. 0.3 miles away); Ohio University Sundial (approx. 0.4 miles away); Ohio University's Distinguished Visitors (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Kissing Circle (approx. 0.4 miles away); Student Voices (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Athens.
Also see . . .
1. Don Peden. Wikipedia article on the former OU football coach. (Submitted on May 5, 2011, by Jamie Abel of Westerville, Ohio.)
2. Ohio's Peden Stadium. Stadium information from the official site of Ohio athletics. (Submitted on May 5, 2011, by Jamie Abel of Westerville, Ohio.)
1. Historical Site Designation
Michael A Massa, a 1982 Ohio University Alumnus now living in Powell, Ohio, was the catalyst in having Peden Stadium nominated as an official Ohio Historical Site. He originally contacted the university’s athletic department, as well as the Ohio Historical Society, in 2008 with the idea and criteria for having Peden nominated.
In August of 2011, Athletic Director Jim Schaus presented Mr Massa with a Certificate of Appreciation in having presented the original idea in placing Peden Stadium among Ohio’s designated hisotorical sites.
— Submitted September 8, 2011.
Categories. • Man-Made Features • Sports • War, World II •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 5, 2011, by Jamie Abel of Westerville, Ohio. This page has been viewed 1,055 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on May 5, 2011, by Jamie Abel of Westerville, Ohio. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.