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Ohio University Historical Marker


Location of sign - The Ohio University, Athens Ohio


Photo taken -  September 2007


Ohio University Historical Marker, Ohio

Photo courtesy of Jimmy Wayne


Text of sign:


Ohio University


Manasseh Cutler, Rufus Putnam, Winthrop Sargeant, and Benjamin Tupper of the Ohio Company conceived Ohio University, 

which was encouraged by the Ordinance of 1787 and the Northwest Territorial Legislature in 1799, incorporated as the American 

Western University in 1802, and chartered by the Ohio State Legislature on February 18, 1804. The university is the first institution 

of higher learning in the Northwest Territory, second west of the Allegheny Mountains, and the first in the United States to be 

endowed with land by the government with proceeds used to pay for its operations-revenue from two townships was set aside to 

support the university. Opened on June 1, 1809, as an academy with three students, Ohio University awarded its first 

undergraduate degrees in 1815.


The Ohio Bicentennial Commission, The International Paper Company Foundation, The Ohio Historical Society 2003


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