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Rutherford B. Hayes Birthplace

19th President of the United States

 
 
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By J. J. Prats, June 21, 2020
1. Rutherford B. Hayes Birthplace Marker
Inscription.  At this site on October 4, 1822, Rutherford B. Hayes was born to Sophia Hayes. Hayes’ father, Rutherford, had passed away from a fever three months prior to the birth of his son. The Hayes family were renters on the property, originally owned by Delaware founder Moses Byxbe, while their home was being built at the northeast corner of William and Franklin Streets. Sophia and her three children moved to their new home in 1823.

The brick home fell into disrepair and was purchased in 1921 by Standard Oio. Learning it was a presidential birthplace, Standard Oil offered to put up the first $500 and sell the home back to the community for $8000. Many organizations worked to obtain the funding to purchase the home but were able to raise only $4,760. The home was demolished and a Standard Oil gas station was built on the location. In 1926, a memorial marker was placed in front of the gas station by the Delaware City Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution to identify where Hayes’ birthplace structure once stood. In 2019, a statue of Hayes commissioned by Rutherforn B. Hayes Heritage Fund was placed at the corner of William and Sandusky Streets.
 
Erected 2020 by the Rutherford B. Hayes
Rutherford B. Hayes Birthplace Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, June 21, 2020
2. Rutherford B. Hayes Birthplace Marker
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Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Government & PoliticsNotable Places. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #19 Rutherford B. Hayes series list. A significant historical date for this entry is October 4, 1822.
 
Location. 40° 17.934′ N, 83° 4.013′ W. Marker is in Delaware, Ohio, in Delaware County. Marker is on East William Street (U.S. 36) east of North Sandusky Street, on the right when traveling west. In front of the BP gasoline station. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 17 E William St, Delaware OH 43015, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Old City Hall and Opera House (within shouting distance of this marker); Rutherford B. Hayes (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); William Street United Methodist Church / Rutherford B. Hayes, 19th President of the United States (about 700 feet away); Eddy, Kroener, and Riesz Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Site of the First Ohio State Football Game (approx. 0.2 miles away); 1897 Memorial Tree (approx. 0.2 miles away); Cherry, Judge, Luckett Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Sulphur Spring (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Delaware.
 
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Beach & Bodurtha / Library of Congress via Wikipedia Commons, 1876
3. Rutherford B. Hayes Birthplace, Delaware Ohio
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 2, 2020. It was originally submitted on June 21, 2020, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 92 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 21, 2020, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.

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