Ohio School for the Deaf

Ohio School for the Deaf (HM8B3)

Location: Columbus, OH 43214 Franklin County
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Country: United States of America
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N 40° 3.89', W 83° 0.399'

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The Ohio School for the Deaf was established in 1829 by an act of the Ohio Legislature. Although the fifth school for the deaf in the country, it was the first school to be 100% funded by the state. The school first opened in a small rented building on the corner of Broad and High Streets. In 1834, construction of a permanent school was completed at the East Town Street location, now site of the Topiary Garden in Old Deaf School Park. It was there in 1869 that Ohio Governor Rutherford B. Hayes presided over the first commencement exercises in the nation for deaf students. By 1940, the school was overcrowded and the buildings were outmoded, leading to the purchase of 130 acres on Morse Road. The school at its current location opened on November 8, 1953.
HM NumberHM8B3
Series This marker is part of the Ohio: Ohio Historical Society series
Marker Number88-25
Year Placed2004
Placed ByOhio School for the Deaf and The Ohio Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, September 10th, 2014 at 8:57pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 328868 N 4436882
Decimal Degrees40.06483333, -83.00665000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 3.89', W 83° 0.399'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 3' 53.40" N, 83° 0' 23.94" W
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Area Code(s)614
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 4940 Sharon Ave, Columbus OH 43214, US
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