Dearborn in Wayne County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Noah Webster Home
This home was built for Noah Webster’s retirement, but he never really retired. He spent many years working on his publications here.
Noah Webster lived in this home with his wife, two daughters and at least one free African-American servant. Webster wrote many of his publications here. His famous American Dictionary of the English Language was published in 1828, when he lived here. It had more than 70,000 word entries.
Built in 1823 in New Haven, Connecticut.
Erected by The Henry Ford.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Arts, Letters, Music. A significant historical year for this entry is 1828.
Location. 42° 18.268′ N, 83° 13.396′ W. Marker is in Dearborn, Michigan, in Wayne County. Marker is on Maple Lane near Christie Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Dearborn MI 48124, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Edison Homestead (within shouting distance Daggett Farmhouse (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Thomas Edison’s Menlo Park Office and Library (approx. 0.2 miles away); Sir John Bennett Jewelry Shop (approx. ¼ mile away); Wright Cycle Shop (approx. ¼ mile away); Armington & Sims Machine Shop (approx. 0.3 miles away); Hanks Silk Mill (approx. 0.3 miles away); Smith Creek Depot (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dearborn.
More about this marker. This marker and the building it identifies are found in Greenfield Village, a outdoor historical museum/park, located at 20900 Oakwood Boulevard in Dearborn, Michigan. The road names use on this page are those found inside Greenfield Village and are for pedestrians use only (except for the occasional Model T running around).
Also see . . . Noah Webster and America's First Dictionary - Merriam-Webster. In 1806 Webster published A Compendious Dictionary of the English Language, the first truly American dictionary. ... Immediately thereafter he went to work on his magnum opus, An American Dictionary of the English Language, for which he learned 26 languages, including Anglo-Saxon and Sanskrit, in order to research the origins of his own country's tongue. (Submitted on November 11, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on November 11, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 365 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on November 11, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. 4. submitted on April 22, 2015, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Al Wolf was the editor who published this page.