"Religion, morality, and knowledge, being necessary to good government and the happiness of mankind, school and the means of education shall forever be encouraged." -- The Ohio Ordinance of 1787, Article III.
"Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Ohio, that there shall be an University instituted and established in the town of Athens ... by the name and style of the Ohio University." -- Land Laws for Ohio, 1804.
Thomas Ewing and John Hunter, Class of 1815, earned the first college degrees in the Northwest Territory.
Cutler Hall, built between 1816-1819 is the oldest building dedicated to higher education in the Northwest Territory and is on the National Register of Historic Places.
|Dick Piccard revised this file (http://www.ohio.edu/athens/bldgs/courtst.html) on April 25, 2013.|