Canton in Stark County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
The Saxton House
Home of Ida Saxton McKinley
First Ladies National Historic Site
This house was built by George Dewalt ca 1840. A substantial section was then added CA 1870 by son-in-law James Saxton, father of Ida Saxton McKinley and son of John Saxton (founder of the Canton Repository). This was the home of Ida prior to her marriage to William McKinley and during the time while William served in the U.S. Congress (1875-1890) and as Governor of Ohio (1891-1895) before he was elected the 25th president of the United States in 1896.
Placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1979. Established as the First Ladies National Historic Site in 2000.
Erected by Canton Preservation Society.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Government & Politics. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #25 William McKinley series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1840.
Location. 40° 47.8′ N, 81° 22.55′ W. Marker is in Canton, Ohio, in Stark County. Marker is on Market Avenue S north of 4th Street, on the right when traveling south. The marker is located in the Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 331 Market Street, Canton OH 44702, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Johnny Appleseed (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Carnegie Library (about 400 feet away); Ralph Hay Way (about 500 feet away); Judge Leroy J. Contie, Jr. (about 500 feet away); Mayor Stanley A. Cmich (about 500 feet away); The National Football League Was Born Here on September 17, 1920 (about 600 feet away); Birth of the NFL (about 600 feet away); Ralph Hay / Jim Thorp (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Canton.
Also see . . .
1. First Ladies National Historic Site, Ohio. National Park Service website entry (Submitted on April 4, 2023, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.)
2. Visit the National First Ladies Library at the ancestral home of First Lady Ida Saxton McKinley. National First Ladies Library website entry (Submitted on April 4, 2023, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.)
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