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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Oberlin
Oberlin, Ohio and Vicinity
▶ Lorain County (43) ▶ Ashland County (24) ▶ Cuyahoga County (190) ▶ Erie County (76) ▶ Huron County (14) ▶ Medina County (16)
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First Church was built by the Oberlin Community in 1842-44
for the great evangelist Charles Grandison Finney (1792-1875).
He was its pastor, headed Oberlin College’s Theology Department, and later became College president. In the
mid-19th . . . — — Map (db m144079) HM|
|Aluminum pioneer Charles Martin Hall was born in 1863 in Thompson, Ohio (Geauga County), and moved with his family to Oberlin in 1873. Hall graduated from Oberlin College in 1885, studying chemistry under Professor Frank Fanning Jewett (1844-1926). . . . — — Map (db m97823) HM|
|The intersection of Main and College streets has been the center of
Oberlin since the town and college were founded in 1833. The first
downtown buildings were made of wood and were destroyed by a series
of spectacular fires. The first college . . . — — Map (db m144173) HM|
|A key junction on the Underground Railroad in Oberlin, Ohio
connected at least
five routes that led from slavery to
freedom. No fugitive in Oberlin was ever returned to bondage.
Freedom seekers lived openly in the town, and were supported
by . . . — — Map (db m144166) HM|
|Oberlin College and Community. Reverend John Jay Shipherd and Philo Penfield Stewart envisioned
an educational institution and colony dedicated to the glory of
God and named in honor of John Frederick Oberlin, a pastor in
the Alsace-Lorraine . . . — — Map (db m144277) HM|
|Jabez Lyman Burrell (1806-1900), originally from Massachusetts, built this house in 1852. Burrell made his living as a cattleman and farmer, but devoted much of his time to serving the cause of abolitionism, helping slaves who had escaped the South . . . — — Map (db m101111) HM|
|This fence is made from railings that graced the Morgan Street Bridge from circa 1880 to 2008. Oberlin Heritage Center volunteers devoted many hours to salvage, repair and installed them here for all to enjoy. — — Map (db m144251) HM|
|Shortly after Oberlin Colony was established in 1833, a two-acre burying ground was set aside south of Plum Creek in the area bounded by Main, Morgan, and Professor streets. By 1861, however, with the town and Oberlin College growing and the Civil . . . — — Map (db m144282) HM|
|Willard Van Orman Quine was one of the greatest philosophers and
logicians of the 20th century. Born in Akron on June 25, 1908, Quine
studied philosophy and logic at Oberlin College (B.A. 1930). He received
his Ph.D. in philosophy from Harvard . . . — — Map (db m144178) HM|