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.

ALERT: There are two markers numbered 46-77 in Summit County. The other is 'Akron Community Service Center and Urban League.'

46-77 John Richards Buchtel

Side A: John Richards Buchtel was born in Green Township, Ohio. A successful businessman and philanthropist, Buchtel was a leading spirit in the Akron Library Association. He donated to establish the Akron Public Library and served as the First Chairman of the Board. He also donated $31,000 in 1870 to found Buchtel College, which became The University of Akron in 1913, where he often paid the tuition of underprivileged students. He served as the college’s President of the Board of Trustees and served for the board of A & M University, which is now The Ohio State University.
Side B: Same
Sponsors: Friends of Green Branch Library and Ohio Historical Society
Address: Green Branch Library, 4046 Massillon Road, 
Location: Entrance to the library parking lot is on Town Park Blvd
Latitude: 40.9511395
Longitude: -81.4670101