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.

6-67 Hiram College, Western Reserve Eclectic Institute, 1850

Side A: Founded in 1850 by the Disciples of Christ, or “Campbellites,” this institution of higher education was chartered as Hiram College in 1867. The College’s original charter provided for instruction for both men and women, and Hiram served as an early example of successful coeducation. From 1857 to 1861, James A. Garfield, 20th president of the United States, held the principalship of the institute. It continues today as one of Ohio’s successful liberal arts colleges.
Side B: Same
Sponsors: The Ohio Bicentennial Commission, The International Paper Company Foundation, and the Ohio Historical Society
Address: 11753 Garfield Road (OH 700), 
Location: In front of Hinsdale Hall
Latitude: 41.3119140
Longitude: -81.1436320