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Near Staunton, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Birthplace of Woodrow Wilson

U.S. President 1913–21

 
 
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By Bill Coughlin, August 20, 2012
1. Birthplace of Woodrow Wilson Marker
Inscription.  One mile north, on Coalter Street in Staunton, is the birthplace of Thomas Woodrow Wilson, 8th Virginia-born President of the U.S., Princeton University President, New Jersey Governor, 28th President (World War I). He was chief author and sponsor of the League of Nations. Born Dec 28, 1856, died in Washington, Feb 3, 1924. The birthplace is maintained as an historic shrine.
 
Erected 1950 by Virginia Conservation Commission. (Marker Number A-62.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: PeaceWar, World I. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #28 Woodrow Wilson series list.
 
Location. 38° 8.239′ N, 79° 4.058′ W. Marker is near Staunton, Virginia. Marker is at the intersection of Greenville Avenue (U.S. 11) and Ritchie Boulevard (State Route 275), on the right when traveling south on Greenville Avenue. It is at the city southern 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 walking distance of this marker. Barnas Sears, Woodrow Park, & Sears Hill Neighborhood (approx.
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By Linda Walcroft, October 1, 2009
2. Birthplace of Woodrow Wilson Marker
¾ mile away); Sears Hill Bridge (approx. ¾ mile away); History of the C&O Station (approx. ¾ mile away); Staunton (approx. ¾ mile away); Staunton’s Wharf Historic District History (approx. ¾ mile away); Main Passenger Terminal (approx. ¾ mile away); Lewis Creek Watershed (approx. ¾ mile away); Dr. William Fleming (approx. 0.8 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 northern city line.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. The similar marker on U.S. 11 at the northern city line.
 
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By Bill Coughlin, August 20, 2012
3. Birthplace of Woodrow Wilson Marker
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By J. J. Prats, September 24, 2008
4. Birthplace of Woodrow Wilson
The house, now the Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library and Museum, is in on North Coulter Street, at the corner with East Frederick Street in Staunton. Tours are available daily. The white building on the right between the house and the tree is one of buildings on the Mary Baldwin College campus, which is across Frederick Street from the Library.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 27, 2019. It was originally submitted on October 7, 2009, by Linda Walcroft of Strasburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 781 times since then. Photos:   1. submitted on August 20, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   2. submitted on October 5, 2009, by Linda Walcroft of Strasburg, Virginia.   3. submitted on August 20, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   4. submitted on October 11, 2008, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.
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