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Ohio University Historical Marker (reverse)


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


Religion, morality, and knowledge, being necessary to good government and the happiness of mankind, schools and the means of 

education shall forever be encouraged." The Ordinance of 1787, Article III

"Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Ohio, that there shall be an University instituted and established in the town 

of Athens-by the name and style of the Ohio University." Land Laws for Ohio, 1804


Thomas Ewing and John Hunter, Class of 1815, earned the first college degrees in the Northwest Territory.


Cutler Hall, built between 1816-1819, is the oldest building dedicated to higher education in the Northwest Territory and is on the 

National Register of Historic Places.


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


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