Remarkable Ohio


Below is a complete listing of all Ohio Historical Markers. To find a detailed marker listing including text, photographs, and locations, click on a county below. Our listing is updated by the markers program as new markers are installed and older markers are reported damaged or missing.

1-23 Fairfield School for Boys 1857-1979

Side A: As the nation’s first and largest minimum security correctional facility, the Fairfield School for Boys served over 100,000 Ohio juvenile offenders. The school was converted to an adult facility in 1980. Presented by the Ridgeview Garden Club
Side B: Same
Sponsors: Fairfield School for Boys and The Ohio Historical Society
Address: 5900 BIS Rd SW, 
Location: In the visitor’s parking lot of the Southeastern Correctional Institute
Latitude: 39.6414870
Longitude: -82.6226630