Buffalo in Erie County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
[west side] William McKinley was elected to Congress as a representative from Ohio in 1876, '78, '80, '82, '84, '86, '88, was elected Governor of Ohio in 1891 and 1893 and President of the United States in 1896 and 1900.
[south side] William McKinley was born at Niles, Ohio Jan 28, 1843, was enlisted in 23-Ohio Volunteers June 11, 1861 as Private; was mustered out July 26, 1865 as Major by Beveret for gallantry under fire.
[east side] This shaft was erected by the State of New York to honor the memory of William McKinley, twenty-fifth President of the United States of America.
[north side] William McKinley died in Buffalo September 14, 1901, victim of a treacherous assassin who shot the President as he was extending to him the hand of courtesy.
Erected 1907 by New York State.
Location. 42° 53.186′ N, 78° 52.689′ W. Marker is in Buffalo, New York, in Erie County. Marker is at the intersection of Niagara Square and Delaware Avenue (New York State Route 384), in the median on Niagara Square. Touch for map. This is the most recognized memorial in the City of Buffalo, situated in the center of the large roundabout called Niagara Square from which the major arterial streets of Buffalo emanate
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Niagara Square (a few steps from this marker); From Frontier to Major City / Buffalo City Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); Buffalo Burns!!! (within shouting distance of this marker); "...With Liberty and Justice for All." (within shouting distance of this marker); Our Legacy of Abundant Water (within shouting distance of this marker); From Social Center to Civic Center (within shouting distance of this marker); Charles R. Turner (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Samuel Manning Welch (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Buffalo.
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Credits. This page was last revised on November 2, 2018. This page originally submitted on February 29, 2016, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. This page has been viewed 348 times since then and 59 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on February 29, 2016, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. 7. submitted on October 29, 2018, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.