The Ohio State Fair

The Ohio State Fair (HMOF)

Location: Columbus, OH 43211 Franklin County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 59.898', W 82° 59.479'

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First held in Cincinnati in 1850, the Ohio State Fair was organized by the Ohio Board of Agriculture to promote agricultural education and recognize achievements. The second fair was held in Franklinton (now part of Columbus) on the farm of Michael Sullivant. To increase interest and participation in its early years, the Ohio State Fair traveled to various locations around Ohio. In 1874, Columbus won a bid to host the fair for a five-year trial period. The fair remained in Columbus after the trial period and was held at the Franklin County Fairgrounds until the 37th Ohio State Fair began at this location. Conveniently located adjacent to major railroad lines, the Ohio State Fair grounds were dedicated on August 1, 1886.
Series This marker is part of the Ohio: Ohio Historical Society series
Marker Number72-25
Year Placed2003
Placed ByThe Ohio Bicentennial Commission, Ohio Expo Center, and The Ohio Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, September 17th, 2014 at 7:19am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 330011 N 4429467
Decimal Degrees39.99830000, -82.99131667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 59.898', W 82° 59.479'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 59' 53.88" N, 82° 59' 28.74" W
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Area Code(s)614
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 6214 Essex Ave, Columbus OH 43211, US
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