The Birthplace of 4-H

The Birthplace of 4-H (HM8JT)

Location: Springfield, OH 45502 Clark County
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N 39° 55.54', W 83° 48.506'

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A. B. Graham, superintendent of Springfield Township Rural schools in Clark County, established the "Boys and Girls Agricultural Experiment Club," which revolutionized agricultural education and non-formal youth development methods. The first meeting of the club, said to be the nation's first farm club for young people, was held at this site on January 15, 1902 in the basement of the Clark County Courthouse. This was the start of what would be called a "4-H Club" a few years later. Through the years, the overall objective of A.B. Graham and 4-H has remained the same; the development of youth as individuals and as responsible and productive citizens.
HM NumberHM8JT
Series This marker is part of the Ohio: Ohio Historical Society series
Marker Number3-12
Year Placed2003
Placed ByOhio Bicentennial Commission, The Ohio State University Extension/4-H Youth Development Program, Springfield-Clark County Chamber of Commerce, and The Ohio Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, September 14th, 2014 at 11:12pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 259996 N 4423283
Decimal Degrees39.92566667, -83.80843333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 55.54', W 83° 48.506'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 55' 32.40" N, 83° 48' 30.36" W
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Area Code(s)937
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 25-99 N Limestone St, Springfield OH 45502, US
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