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Poland in Mahoning County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

President William McKinley's Boyhood Home

 
 
President William McKinley's Boyhood Home Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, September 13, 2014
1. President William McKinley's Boyhood Home Marker
Inscription. William McKinley’s boyhood home once stood here. The McKinley family moved to Poland in 1852 when William was nine to send the children to its superior schools. William was a diligent student at the Poland Academy, and passed his time playing sports and swimming in nearby Yellow Creek. Upon graduation, he left for college, but illness forced him to return home. He then worked as a postal clerk and taught school. At the outbreak of the Civil War in 1861, McKinley enlisted as a private in the Poland Guard, and returned in 1865 a brevet major. He then studied under Poland lawyer Charles Glidden and attended Albany Law School. In 1867 McKinley moved to Canton to pursue a career in law and politics. He served in Congress, as Governor of Ohio, and finally as the 25th President of the United States.
 
Erected 2013 by Town One Streetscapes, Village of Poland, Poland Community Organizations, The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 35-50.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection marker series.
 
Location. 41° 1.384′ N, 80° 36.745′ W. Marker is in Poland, Ohio, in Mahoning County. Marker is at the intersection of South Main Street (Ohio
President William McKinley's Boyhood Home Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, September 13, 2014
2. President William McKinley's Boyhood Home Marker
Route 170) and College Street on South Main Street. Click for map. Located in front of Home Savings. Marker is in this post office area: Youngstown OH 44514, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Old Stone Tavern (within shouting distance of this marker); Poland Village Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); Peterson Park and Clock Tower (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); The History of Poland (about 500 feet away); Four Heroic Chaplains (approx. 0.2 miles away); Poland Academy and Poland Seminary (approx. 0.2 miles away); Old Cemetery (approx. 0.3 miles away); Judge Turhand Kirtland (approx. 0.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Poland.
 
Also see . . .
1. William McKinley at FindAGrave.com. (Submitted on September 13, 2014, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
2. Historical marker unveiled in Poland at McKinley’s childhood home. (Submitted on September 14, 2014, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Politics
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 227 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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