Near Staunton, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Birthplace of Woodrow Wilson
U.S. President 1913–21
Erected 1950 by Virginia Conservation Commission. (Marker Number A-61.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Peace • War, World I. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #28 Woodrow Wilson series list.
Location. 38° 10.6′ N, 79° 2.124′ W. Marker is near Staunton, Virginia. Marker is on Lee Highway (U.S. 11) south of Woodrow Wilson Parkway (Virginia Route 275), on the right when traveling south. It is at the city northern city line. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Staunton VA 24401, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Grandma Moses in Augusta County (approx. 1.4 miles away); The Virginia School for the Deaf and the BlindWoodrow Wilson Birthplace (approx. 2.6 miles away); a different marker also named Birthplace of Woodrow Wilson (approx. 2.6 miles away); United States National Military Cemetery - Staunton (approx. 2.6 miles away); Address by President Lincoln (approx. 2.6 miles away); Staunton National Cemetery (approx. 2.6 miles away); Mary Baldwin College (approx. 2.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Staunton.
More about this marker. A similar marker is on U.S. 11 at the southern city line.
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Also see . . .
1. History of the Woodrow Wilson Birthplace Foundation. “The drive to purchase the Manse and restore the historic house was led by a group of distinguished Virginia and national leaders, guided by Edith Bolling Galt Wilson, the former President's widow. The other leaders included Admiral Cary Grayson, Wilson's physician and close friend, leading Democratic Party figures Mrs. Cordell Hull, a Staunton native and wife of the Secretary of State, Mr. Jesse Jones, a Texas financier and Secretary of Commerce (Submitted on October 11, 2008.)
2. Brief Biographical Sketch of Wooodrow Wilson. This page is published by The White House in Washington, D.C. “Like Roosevelt before him, Woodrow Wilson regarded himself as the personal representative of the people. ‘No one but the President,’ he said, ‘seems to be expected ... to look out for the general interests of the country.’ He developed a program of progressive reform and asserted international leadership in building a new world order. In 1917 he proclaimed American entrance into World War I a crusade to make the world ‘safe for democracy’.” (Submitted on October 11, 2008.)
3. Mutual Relation of Masters and Slaves as Taught in the Bible (Joseph Wilson's sermon of 1/6/1861). Available at UNC's Documenting the American South (Submitted on March 17, 2009, by Robert H. Moore, II of Winchester, Virginia.)
1. Joseph Ruggles Wilson and the Civil War
Woodrow Wilson's father, Joseph Ruggles Wilson, was originally from Steubenville, Ohio. However, after
The family left this residence before the Civil War, and moved to Augusta, Georgia where Joseph Wilson continued in his role as a Presbyterian minister. There, his "Mutual Relation of Masters and Slaves as Taught in the Bible" sermon of January 6, 1861, at the First Presbyterian Church in Augusta, displayed his attitude and drew a great deal of interest. When asked to submit his sermon for publication two days later, Wilson responded, "It is surely high time that the Bible view of slavery should be examined, and that we should begin to meet the infidel fanatacism of our infatuated enemies upon the elevated ground of a divine warrant for the institution we are resolved to cherish." By December, Wilson was directly involved in establishing the Confederate or Southern Presbyterian Church.
— Submitted March 17, 2009, by Robert H. Moore, II of Winchester, Virginia.
Credits. This page was last revised on December 27, 2019. It was originally submitted on October 11, 2008, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 1,213 times since then and 42 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9. submitted on October 11, 2008, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.