Norton S. Townshend, M.D.

Norton S. Townshend, M.D. (HM35S)

Location: Avon, OH 44011 Lorain County
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Country: United States of America
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N 41° 27.086', W 82° 2.116'

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(1815-1895) A progressive farmer, physician, and legislator, Norton S. Townshend lived in Avon from 1830 until his death. His introduction of field drainage tile significantly increased the productivity of Avon farmland. A well-educated country doctor, he served this district as a U.S. congressman (1851-1853) and later as an Ohio state senator. As a legislator Townshend, a member of the antislavery "Free Soil" Party, espoused civil rights for women and free blacks. Later he was instrumental in the founding of the Ohio Agricultural and Mechanical College in Columbus, serving on the first board and as its first professor of agriculture. In 1878, this land-grant college became Ohio State University, where Townshend Hall stands in honor of his founding role. He is interred in Avon's mound cemetery.
HM NumberHM35S
Series This marker is part of the Ohio: Ohio Historical Society series
Marker Number6-47
Year Placed2001
Placed ByOhio Bicentennial Commission, The Longaberger Company, The Avon Historical Society, The Ohio Historical Society
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Date Added Monday, September 1st, 2014 at 4:48am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 413528 N 4589389
Decimal Degrees41.45143333, -82.03526667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 27.086', W 82° 2.116'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 27' 5.16" N, 82° 2' 6.96" W
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Area Code(s)440
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 37001-37159 OH-254, Avon OH 44011, US
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