Remarkable Ohio


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3-12 The Birthplace of 4-H

Side A: A. B. Graham, superintendent of Springfield Township Rural schools in Clark County, established the Boys and Girls Agricultural Experiment Club, which revolutionized agricultural education and non-formal youth development methods. The first meeting of the club, said to be the nation’s first farm club for young people, was held at this site on January 15, 1902 in the basement of the Clark County Courthouse. This was the start of what would be called a 4-H Club a few years later. Through the years, the overall objective of A.B. Graham and 4-H has remained the same: the development of youth as individuals and as responsible and productive citizens.
Side B: Same
Sponsors: Ohio Bicentennial Commission, The Ohio State University Extension/4-H Youth Development Program, Springfield-Clark County Chamber of Commerce, and The Ohio Historical Society
Address: 55 E Columbia St, 
Location: A.B. Graham Building, SW Corner of N. Limestone Street & E. Columbia Street
Latitude: 39.9256580
Longitude: -83.8084950