Pioneer in Higher EducationThe state's oldest private institution of higher education, Kenyon College was founded in 1824 in Worthington by Philander Chase, first Episcopal bishop of Ohio, and relocated to Gambier four years later. Both college and village are named for British benefactors, statesman Lord Kenyon and naval hero Lord Gambier. Throughout its history, Kenyon has prepared men and women for leading roles in society, including nineteenth-century graduates Edwin M. Stanton, Abraham Lincoln's secretary of war, and Rutherford B. Hayes, Ohio governor and U.S. president. In the twentieth century, Kenyon educated such literary luminaries as poet Robert Lowell and novelist E.L. Doctorow. Kenyon has also been an innovator in education-the Advanced Placement Program began as the Kenyon Plan in the 1950s.
|Series||This marker is part of the Ohio: Ohio Historical Society series|
|Placed By||Ohio Bicentennial Commission, The Longaberger Company, Kenyon College, and The Ohio Historical Society|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Saturday, October 25th, 2014 at 5:16pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17T E 381402 N 4470410|
|Decimal Degrees||40.37585000, -82.39705000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 40° 22.551', W 82° 23.823'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||40° 22' 33.06" N, 82° 23' 49.38" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 104 Middle Path, Gambier OH 43022, US|
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