Site of the First Ohio State Football Game

Site of the First Ohio State Football Game (HMC0J)

Location: Delaware, OH 43015 Delaware County
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N 40° 17.819', W 83° 3.93'

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On the morning of May 3, 1890, Ohio Wesleyan University and The Ohio State University met at this location for a football game. It was the first game in Ohio State football history. Ohio Wesleyan had invited the newly organized team to a contest as part of OWU's May Day Weekend. The OSU team traveled here in horse drawn wagons leaving Columbus at daybreak and returning by evening. The playing field was in the flat plain to the north of this marker. It was bounded by the hill on one side and the steep-sided Delaware Run on the other. The spectators sat on the hillside to watch. Ohio Wesleyan granted special permission for coeds to be in attendance. The field was later moved to a new location behind Edwards Gymnasium because the ball frequently ended up in the creek. Ohio State won the first game over Ohio Wesleyan 20-14.

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Dedicated May 3, 2008
HM NumberHMC0J
Series This marker is part of the Ohio: Delaware County Historical Society series
Year Placed2008
Placed ByThe Kroger Company, National City Bank, and the Delaware County Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, October 1st, 2014 at 3:33pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 324449 N 4462767
Decimal Degrees40.29698333, -83.06550000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 17.819', W 83° 3.93'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 17' 49.14" N, 83° 3' 55.80" W
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Area Code(s)614, 740
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 5 Michael Ave, Delaware OH 43015, US
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