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

Colonel Lorin Andrews

“First to Fight”

 
 
Colonel Lorin Andrews Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, June 9, 2016
1. Colonel Lorin Andrews Marker
close up, showing text; same on both sides
Inscription. Born in Ashland County in 1819, Lorin Andrews studied at Kenyon College (1838-41) and achieved renown as an Ohio school superintendent and advocate for public elementary and secondary education. As Kenyon's president beginning in 1854, the charismatic Andrews enlarged the college and enhanced its reputation. Sensing war's inevitability even before the April 1861 attack on Fort Sumter, Andrews offered his soldiering services to Governor Dennison and organized Company A of the Fourth Ohio Volunteers; Kenyon alumnus Henry Banning raised Company B. Many Kenyon students, including Charles McCook of the "Fighting McCooks," followed their example. Andrews contracted typhoid fever during the Western Virginia Campaign and returned to Gambier, where he died on September 18, 1861. His remains are interred in the Kenyon cemetery.
 
Erected 2003 by Ohio Bicentennial Commission, Kenyon College, and The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 8-42.)
 
Location. 40° 22.447′ N, 82° 23.893′ W. Marker is in Gambier, Ohio, in Knox County. Marker is on North College Road 0.2 miles south of West Wiggin Street (Route 308), on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Located on the Kenyon College campus near the College
Colonel Lorin Andrews Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, June 9, 2016
2. Colonel Lorin Andrews Marker
full view of marker, cemetery to the left
Cemetery between Storer Hall and Olin Chambers Library. Marker is at or near this postal address: 202 N College Rd, Gambier OH 43022, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. George Wharton Marriott (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); David Bates Douglass (about 500 feet away); Kenyon College (about 700 feet away); John Crowe Ransom & The Kenyon Review (about 700 feet away); Edward Bates Memorial (about 800 feet away); Old Kenyon Cornerstone (approx. 0.2 miles away); Gambier (approx. half a mile away); 0-6-0 Steam Locomotive (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gambier.
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesEducationWar, US Civil
 
Colonel Lorin Andrews Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, June 9, 2016
3. Colonel Lorin Andrews Marker
marker as seen from the parking lot behind the library. Storer Hall is at the right.
Colonel Lorin Andrews Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, June 9, 2016
4. Colonel Lorin Andrews Marker
Andrews' grave, in the cemetery next to the marker.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 10, 2016, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. This page has been viewed 167 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 10, 2016, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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