Westerville in Franklin County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Erected 2003 by the Ohio Bicentennial Commission, the International Paper Company, The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 66-25.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection marker series.
Location. 40° 7.563′ N, 82° 56.184′ W. Marker is in Westerville, Ohio, in Franklin County. Marker is on West Main Street west of Grove Street, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Westerville OH 43081, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Home of Benjamin R. Hanby (about William Hanby, Freedom Crusader (about 400 feet away); Hanby House (about 400 feet away); Darling Nelly Gray (about 400 feet away); In Memory of Benjamin R. Hanby (about 500 feet away); Temperance Row Historic District (about 700 feet away); Heritage Green Park (approx. ¼ mile away); Benjamin Russell Hanby (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Westerville.
Also see . . . History of Otterbein College. “Otterbein was among the first coeducational colleges in America, and probably the first college in the United States to be founded as coeducational and to admit women to the same programs of study as male students. Its first two graduates were females. From its opening, Otterbein employed female faculty members, and it was probably the first college to do so. Otterbein was also one of the first three colleges in the United States to be open to students of color, and College historians have argued that it deserves to be considered the first to be (Submitted on July 13, 2008.)
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