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Canton in Stark County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

The McKinley National Memorial

 
 
The McKinley National Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, July 17, 2013
1. The McKinley National Memorial Marker
Inscription. William McKinley served the nation as president, the people of Ohio as governor, and the citizens of his congressional district as a representative. McKinley was shot by an assassin in Buffalo, New York, in September 1901 and died several days later. The McKinley National Memorial, funded by children’s donations, was dedicated in 1907. It is the burial site of the 25th President. First Lady Ida Saxton McKinley, and two daughters. Designed by architect Harold Van Buren Magonigle, the pink Milford granite structure was designed a National Historic Landmark in 1975.
 
Erected 2001 by The Ohio Bicentennial Commission-The Longaberger Company, The McKinley Museum-The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 6-76.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the National Historic Landmarks, and the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection marker series.
 
Location. 40° 48.383′ N, 81° 23.55′ W. Marker is in Canton, Ohio, in Stark County. Marker is on McKinley Monument Drive NW north of 7th Street NW. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Canton OH 44702, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named McKinley National Memorial (a few steps from this
The McKinley National Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, July 17, 2013
2. The McKinley National Memorial Marker
marker); William McKinley (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named William McKinley (within shouting distance of this marker); Ohio War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Symbolism of the McKinley National Memorial (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Building the McKinley National Memorial (about 300 feet away); Base of the Conning Tower of the US Battleship Maine (approx. 0.4 miles away); French Cannon (approx. half a mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Canton.
 
Also see . . .  William McKinley Memorial. (Submitted on August 9, 2013.)
 
The McKinley National Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, July 17, 2013
3. The McKinley National Memorial Marker
The McKinley National Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, July 17, 2013
4. The McKinley National Memorial Marker
William McKinley image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, August 9, 2015
5. William McKinley
This 1897 portrait of William McKinley by August Benziger hangs in the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, DC.

“William McKinley's ‘front porch‘ campaign for the White House in 1896 consisted mainly of speeches delivered to well-wishers flocking by train to his Canton, Ohio, home. As president, the main focus of his administration lay in responding to calls for aid in Cuba's struggle against Spanish rule. Although reluctant to meddle, McKinley felt obliged to act when the American battleship Maine blew up in Havana harbor, and interventionists blamed it on the Spanish. The result was the Spanish-American War, which led to Cuba's independence and Spain's surrender of the Philippines, Puerto Rico, and Guam to the United States. Despite his own doubts about this turn of events, McKinley made the traditionally isolationist United States more visible in international politics.

One of several portraits derived from 1897-98 sittings at the White House, August Benziger's likeness testifies to McKinley's blandly funereal appearance. But housed in that uninteresting exterior was an unusual supply of warmth and charm that, as one observer put it, made McKinley ‘a marvelous manager of men.’” — National Portrait Gallery
McKinkey Sarcophagus image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 6, 2015
6. McKinkey Sarcophagus
The bodies of President and Mrs. McKinley were laid to rest inside the memorial.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 292 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234.   5. submitted on , by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.   6. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. • Al Wolf was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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