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Near Yellow Springs in Greene County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Horace Mann

 
 
Horace Mann Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, December 19, 2014
1. Horace Mann Memorial
close up, showing text.

(Difficult to Access, Somewhat Neglected)
Inscription.
Horace Mann
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
Donor 1936

 
Erected 1936.
 
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. Touch for map. marker is about ľ 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 pathway off Bryan Park Road, half way up the hill from Grinnell Mill to John Bryan Park. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3607 Bryan Park Rd, Yellow Springs OH 45387, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as
Horace Mann Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, December 19, 2014
2. Horace Mann Memorial
full view of memorial
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 Auditorís 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.
 
Categories. Education
 
Horace Mann Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, December 19, 2014
3. Horace Mann Memorial
full view from out in the meadow
Horace Mann Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, December 19, 2014
4. Horace Mann Memorial
marker as seen from the iron gate on Bryan Park Road. Looking to the southeast.
Horace Mann Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, December 19, 2014
5. Horace Mann Memorial
sculptor's label, on base of statue
Horace Mann Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, December 19, 2014
6. Horace Mann Memorial
name at base of statue
Horace Mann Statue image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, December 19, 2014
7. Horace Mann Statue
bronze statue of Horace Mann, high above the meadow
Horace Mann Memorial Site image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, December 19, 2014
8. Horace Mann Memorial Site
Erastus Mitchell Birch Monument can be seen in the same clearing with the Horace Mann Monument
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 20, 2014, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. This page has been viewed 225 times since then and 40 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.
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