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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.

7-18 John W. Heisman Birth Site

Side A: Here was born (October 23, 1869) the man for whom the Heisman Football Trophy is named. The College Football Hall of Fame enshrines him as a superior coach. An important pioneer and game innovator, Heisman is considered the “Father” of the forward pass, the center snap, interference on end runs, the hidden ball play, the double pass, dividing the game into quarters, the statistical score board, and the quarterback’s “hike” or “hep” to initiate plays.
Side B: Same
Sponsors: Rotary Club of Cleveland, Cleveland Landmarks Commission, Ohio History Connection
Address: 3928 Bridge Ave, 
Location: John Heisman birthsite
Latitude: 41.4820718
Longitude: -81.7137792