By using this site, you agree to its use of cookies as provided in our policy.

Jesse Cleveland Owens - Oakville, AL
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hummerstation
N 34° 26.252 W 087° 09.989
16S E 484704 N 3810683
Quick Description: Jesse Owens set several Olympic and world records in the sport of Track and Field.
Location: Alabama, United States
Date Posted: 2/11/2015 1:19:35 PM
Waymark Code: WMNC6K
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member muddawber
Views: 2

Long Description:
The Jesse Cleveland Owens historical marker is a bronze marker. It is located beside a long jump pit, where visitors are invited to try to break Jesse's record, on the grounds of the Jesse Owens Memorial Park. It was probably placed by the Park.
Marker Name: Jesse Cleveland Owens

Marker Type: Urban

Addtional Information::
Marker Text: Jesse Cleveland Owens 1913-1980 Jesse Owens track career started in high school when one day in gym class, the students were timed in the 60-yard dash. Coach Charlie Riley saw the raw, yet natural talent that young Jesse had and immediately invited him to run for the track team. In high school, Jesse became a track star. 100-yard dash – 9.4 seconds (tied world record). Tied world record again in interscholastic championship. Broad jump – 24 feet 9 5/8 inches (world record). May 25, 1935 Big Ten Conference Owens broke three world records and tied a fourth in a 70-minute span. 100-yard dash – 9.4 seconds (tied world record), 200-yard dash – 20.3 seconds (world record), 220-yard low hurdles – 22.6 seconds (world record), Broad Jump – 26 feet 2 ½ inches (world record). 1936 Berlin Olympics Four Gold Medals 100 meter dash – 10.3 seconds (tied world record) 200 meter dash -20.7 seconds (Olympic record) 400 meter relay – first leg – 39.8 seconds (Olympic and world record) Long Jump – 26 feet 5 ¼ inches (Olympic record) (Jesse’s long jump record stood for over 25 years) Test your skill. See if you can reach Jesse’s record of 26 feet 5 ¼ inches in the long jump.


Date Dedicated / Placed: Unknown

Marker Number: None

Visit Instructions:
Please post a photo of you OR your GPS at the marker location. Also if you know of any additional links not already mentioned about this bit of Alabama history please include that in your log.
Search for...
Geocaching.com Google Map
Google Maps
MapQuest
Bing Maps
Trails.com Maps
Nearest Waymarks
Nearest Alabama Historical Markers
Nearest Geocaches
Nearest Benchmarks
Nearest Hotels
Create a scavenger hunt using this waymark as the center point
Recent Visits/Logs:
There are no logs for this waymark yet.