Ohio University, main campus at Athens state supported coeducational chartered 1804, opened 1809 as the first college in the Old Northwest. There are additional campuses at Chiillicothe, Lancaster, and Zanesville, as well as facilities throughout the state. It has a noted university museum and a library that houses a special collection relating to the history of the Northwest Territory.
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