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Vice President Charles Warren Fairbanks / Charles Warren Fairbanks Birthplace

 
 
Vice President Charles Warren Fairbanks Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Rev. Ronald Irick, August 10, 2015
1. Vice President Charles Warren Fairbanks Marker
close up, side A, south side, facing Main Street
Inscription.  
Vice President Charles Warren Fairbanks
Charles Warren Fairbanks became a prominent lawyer and nationally known political leader. He was the keynote speaker at the Republican Convention in 1896, United States Senator from 1897 to 1905, Vice-President of the United States from 1905 to 1909 in the Theodore Roosevelt administration, and vice-presidential candidate in 1916. Fairbanks, Alaska and Fairbanks School District in Union County, Ohio are named in his honor.

Charles Warren Fairbanks Birthplace
Charles Warren Fairbanks was born in a log cabin near this location in Darby Township on May 11, 1852 to Loriston and Mary Adelaide Fairbanks. The cabin was replaced by a two-story framed house where he was raised to adulthood. Fairbanks married Cornelia Cole in Marysville in 1874 and they moved to Indianapolis, Indiana, where he pursued legal and political careers. Cornelia died on October 24, 1913 followed by Charles on June 4, 1918. Both were laid to rest at Crown Hill Cemetery in Indianapolis.
 
Erected 2009 by Darby Township Trustees Unionville

Vice President Charles Warren Fairbanks Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Rev. Ronald Irick, August 10, 2015
2. Vice President Charles Warren Fairbanks Marker
close up, side B
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Center Ohio Council Union County Historical Society The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 6- 80.)
 
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: #26 Theodore Roosevelt, and the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection series lists. A significant historical month for this entry is May 1876.
 
Location. 40° 8.328′ N, 83° 20.366′ W. Marker is in Unionville Center, Ohio, in Union County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street (County Route 57) and Cross Street (County Route 55), on the right when traveling west on Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 96 Main Street, Unionville Center OH 43077, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Unionville Center (here, next to this marker); Darby Township Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Darby Township Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away); Mitchell Cemetery Stone #1 (approx. 2.4 miles away); Mitchell Cemetery Stone #3 (approx. 2˝ miles away); Mitchell Cemetery Stone #2 (approx. 2˝ miles away); Bridgeport / Bridgeport Iron Bridge (approx. 3.3 miles away); St.John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church and School (approx. 3˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Unionville Center.
 
Vice President Charles Warren Fairbanks Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Rev. Ronald Irick, August 10, 2015
3. Vice President Charles Warren Fairbanks Marker
full view of marker
Vice President Charles Warren Fairbanks Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Rev. Ronald Irick, August 10, 2015
4. Vice President Charles Warren Fairbanks Marker
marker can be seen at a distance
Vice President Charles Warren Fairbanks Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Rev. Ronald Irick, August 10, 2015
5. Vice President Charles Warren Fairbanks Marker
the portrait of Mr. Fairbanks
Vice President Charles Warren Fairbanks Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Rev. Ronald Irick, August 10, 2015
6. Vice President Charles Warren Fairbanks Marker
the log cabin; a few hundred feet away, near the bank of Darby Creek, is "Fairbanks Spring"
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 12, 2015, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. This page has been viewed 404 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on August 12, 2015, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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Oct. 2, 2022