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Canton in Stark County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

The Saxton House

Home of Ida Saxton McKinley

 

— First Ladies National Historic Site —

 
The Saxton House Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 8, 2019
1. The Saxton House Marker
Inscription.  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.
 
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 garden
The Saxton House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, July 17, 2013
2. The Saxton House Marker
beside the house. 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 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Carnegie Library (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Ralph Hay Way (about 500 feet away); Judge Leroy J. Contie, Jr. (about 500 feet away); Mayor Stanley A. Cmich (about 500 feet away); William McKinley (approx. half a mile away); McKinley National Memorial (approx. 1.1 miles away); a different marker also named The McKinley National Memorial (approx. 1.1 miles away); Ohio War Memorial (approx. 1.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Canton.
 
Also see . . .  Saxton McKinley House - - National First Ladies Library. (Submitted on August 9, 2013.)
 
The Saxton House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, July 17, 2013
3. The Saxton House Marker
Front view of the marker affixed to the stone wheel
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By Don Morfe, July 17, 2013
4. The Saxton House Marker
Side view of the marker and the house
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By Don Morfe, July 17, 2013
5. The Saxton House Marker
The front view of the house showing the sign that it is the First Ladies National Historic Site
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By Don Morfe, July 17, 2013
6. The Saxton House Marker
Full view of the house taken from across the street.
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By Don Morfe, July 17, 2013
7. The Saxton House Marker
View showing the entrance hall way
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By Don Morfe, July 17, 2013
8. The Saxton House Marker
William McKinley Historic Home-Dedicated September 1, 2009
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By Don Morfe, July 17, 2013
9. The Saxton House Marker
Entrance to the home showing the McKinley marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 14, 2019. It was originally submitted on August 8, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 462 times since then and 36 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on August 14, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9. submitted on August 8, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Al Wolf was the editor who published this page.
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