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Moreland Hills in Cuyahoga County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Birthplace of James A. Garfield

 
 
Birthplace of James A. Garfield Marker image. Click for full size.
By Frankie, April 21, 2017
1. Birthplace of James A. Garfield Marker
Inscription.  James Abram Garfield, 20th President of the United States, was born here in 1831. His father died when he was two, but the family remained on the farm where James helped when he was not attending school. He continued to live here through his years as a driver and bowsman on the canal and as a student at Geauga Seminary and Hiram Eclectic Institute (later Hiram College). He left here in 1859 when he was elected to the Ohio Senate.
 
Erected 1990 by The Moreland Hills Historical Society and the Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 15-18.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AgricultureEducationWaterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the Ohio and Erie Canal, and the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection series lists.
 
Location. 41° 26.194′ N, 81° 26.635′ W. Marker is in Moreland Hills, Ohio, in Cuyahoga County. Marker is on S.O.M. Center Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4350 SOM Center Road, Chagrin Falls OH 44022, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers
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By Frankie, April 21, 2017
2. Birthplace of James A. Garfield Marker
Backside of Marker: Birthplace of James A. Garfield, 20th President of the United States, November 19, 1831 This was formerly Orange Township.
are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Hiram House (approx. 0.8 miles away); The Cleveland Grand Prix (approx. 2.4 miles away); The Chagrin River's "High Falls" (approx. 2.7 miles away); Solon Town Center (approx. 3.4 miles away); David Berger Memorial (approx. 3.7 miles away); Ursuline College (approx. 4.2 miles away); Saint Angela Merici (approx. 4.3 miles away); Chagrin Falls & Eastern Railway (approx. 4˝ miles away).
 
James Garfield Birthplace Cabin Replica image. Click for full size.
By Frankie, April 21, 2017
3. James Garfield Birthplace Cabin Replica
James Garfield Birthplace Cabin Replica image. Click for full size.
By Frankie, April 21, 2017
4. James Garfield Birthplace Cabin Replica
The Home of Garfield's Childhood image. Click for full size.
Internet Archive
5. The Home of Garfield's Childhood
by R. A. Williams in The Great American Book of Biography, International Publishing, 1896.
James Garfield Birthplace Statue image. Click for full size.
By Frankie, April 21, 2017
6. James Garfield Birthplace Statue
James Garfield Birthplace Marker image. Click for full size.
By Frankie, April 21, 2017
7. James Garfield Birthplace Marker
In 1829 Abram Garfield, a farmer, and his wife, Eliza Ballou Garfield, built a log cabin, 20'x30' described as having three windows, loft and ladder, fireplace and chimney. This cabin follows that description as nearly as possible. The Garfield's fourth child was born in that cabin, and he became the last of our "log cabin presidents". JAMES ABRAM GARFIELD 20TH PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA BORN NOVEMBER 19, 1831 - DIED SEPTEMBER 19, 1881 James played in these woods, attended school nearby, helped his widowed mother on the farm and learned carpentry. He excelled as a student, became a college president, state senator, ordained minister, Brig. General serving in the Civil War, U.S. Congressman and in 1880 was elected President of the United States.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 29, 2019. It was originally submitted on June 1, 2018. This page has been viewed 147 times since then and 22 times this year. Last updated on June 4, 2018. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 1, 2018.   5. submitted on April 10, 2019, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.   6, 7. submitted on June 1, 2018. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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