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Bellefontaine, Ohio: Highest Point in Ohio

1,549 feet above sea level, but only a few feet above the surrounding countryside. A small X marks the spot. Has its own parking lot.

2280 State Route 540, Bellefontaine, OH
East edge of town. From US Hwy 33 exit onto Route 540. Drive east a half-mile. You'll see some low, house-like buildings labeled Clark State. Turn right and drive all the way to the back, bending right and climbing a very small hill. There's a small parking lot at the top next to two silos and a rotating radar antenna.
Gated after dark. Local health policies may affect hours and access.
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Highest Point in Ohio (No Sledding)

On the grounds of the Hi-Point Career Center in Bellefontaine is Campbell Hill, the Highest Point in Ohio. Nearby, a flag and a plaque detail the site's history with NORAD, and an X in the ground marks the spot. Between the eerie radar, the silos, and the strange "tornado shelter" ventilated entrance off to the side, our imaginations ran wild with "Spies Like Us" scenarios. It is just outside of town and not far from the Shortest Street in America and the Oldest Concrete Street.

[Kitsa, 08/03/2017]

1,549 feet above sea level, but only a few feet above the surrounding countryside. One of several signs posted at the spot warns, "No sledding."

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