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Salem in Washington County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

John Hay Center

 
 
John Hay Center Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Courtesy:: Marilyn S. Wolf, August 28, 2011
1. John Hay Center Marker
Inscription.  
Historical Society
Organized 1897. Headquarters and Genealogical Library in Museum building.

Birthplace of John Hay
Built in 1824 as a school. John Hay, Secretary to pres. Lincoln and Secretary of State for Presidents McKinley and T. Roosevelt, was born here Oct. 8, 1838.

Stevens Memorial Museum

Built in 1970 as a memorial to preserve the heritage of our community.

Owned and operated by Washington County Historical Society, Inc.
 
Erected by Washington County Historical Society, Inc.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Education. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #25 William McKinley, and the Former U.S. Presidents: #26 Theodore Roosevelt series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1897.
 
Location. 38° 36.34′ N, 86° 5.852′ W. Marker is in Salem, Indiana, in Washington County. Marker is on East Market Street east of South College Avenue, on the right when traveling east. Located
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curb-side at the Washington County Historical Society - Stevens Memorial Museum in Salem, Indiana. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 307 East Market Street, Salem IN 47167, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Birthplace of John Milton Hay (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Christopher Harrison (about 800 feet away); Washington County Honor Rolls Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Morgan's Raid (approx. 0.2 miles away); Salem Suffers (approx. 0.2 miles away); Washington County Courthouse / Salem Downtown Historic District (approx. 0.2 miles away); Washington County Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Burning the Salem Railroad Station (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Salem.
 
Also see . . .
1. John Hay Center. Organization website. (Submitted on September 3, 2011, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.) 

2. John Hay. Wikipedia biography. (Submitted on November 21, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 
 
Looking West - - John Hay Center Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Courtesy:: Marilyn S. Wolf, August 28, 2011
2. Looking West - - John Hay Center Marker
John Hay's Birthplace image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Courtesy:: Marilyn S. Wolf, August 28, 2011
3. John Hay's Birthplace
A short walk down South College Avenue from the John Hay Center.
Looking South - - John Hay Center - & - Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Courtesy:: Marilyn S. Wolf, August 28, 2011
4. Looking South - - John Hay Center - & - Marker
John Hay image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Unknown, 1897
5. John Hay
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 21, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 3, 2011, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. This page has been viewed 587 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 3, 2011, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.   5. submitted on November 21, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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