West Branch in Cedar County, Iowa — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
National Historic Site
— Presidential Library - Museum —
Herbert Hoover, the first president born west of the Mississippi, spent his formative years in this neighborhood, which is preserved as Herbert Hoover National Historic Site. You may visit his birthplace and other buildings he remembered from his childhood. You may also browse through the Presidential Library-Museum and visit the graves of President and Mrs. Hoover.
Erected by National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Places. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #31 Herbert Hoover series list.
Location. 41° 40.262′ N, 91° 20.852′ W. Marker is in West Branch, Iowa, in Cedar County. Marker is at the intersection of Wetherell Street and Poplar Street, on the left when traveling west on Wetherell Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: West Branch IA 52358, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A Growing Town (here, next to this marker); The Mackey House (a few steps from this marker); Learning their A, B, CsA World of Opportunity (within shouting distance of this marker); Garvin House (within shouting distance of this marker); Forging Character (within shouting distance of this marker); C.E. Smith House (within shouting distance of this marker); Explore Historic Downtown (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in West Branch.
Credits. This page was last revised on December 15, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 8, 2015, by Connor Olson of Lemmon, South Dakota. This page has been viewed 287 times since then. Last updated on December 14, 2020, by Connor Olson of Lemmon, South Dakota. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on August 8, 2015, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.