Buffalo in Erie County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
[west side] William McKinley was elected to Congress as a representative from Ohio in 1876, '78, '80, '82, '84, '86, '88, was elected Governor of Ohio in 1891 and 1893 and President of the United States in 1896 and 1900.
[south side] William McKinley was born at Niles, Ohio Jan 28, 1843, was enlisted in 23-Ohio Volunteers June 11, 1861 as Private; was mustered out July 26, 1865 as Major by Beveret for gallantry under fire.
[east side] This shaft was erected by the State of New York to honor the memory of William McKinley, twenty-fifth President of the United States of America.
[north side] William McKinley died in Buffalo September 14, 1901, victim of a treacherous assassin who shot the President as he was extending to him the hand of courtesy.
Erected 1907 by New York State.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #25 William McKinley series list. A significant historical date for this entry is September 14, 1901.
Location. 42° 53.186′ N, 78° 52.689′ W. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 65 Niagara Square, Buffalo NY 14202, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Niagara Square (a few steps from this marker); From Frontier to Major City / Buffalo City Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); Buffalo Burns!!! (within shouting distance of this marker); "...With Liberty and Justice for All." (within shouting distance of this marker); Our Legacy of Abundant Water (within shouting distance of this marker); From Social Center to Civic Center (within shouting distance of this marker); Charles R. Turner (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Samuel Manning Welch (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Buffalo.
Credits. This page was last revised on November 27, 2019. It was originally submitted on February 29, 2016, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. This page has been viewed 443 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on February 29, 2016, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. 7. submitted on October 29, 2018, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.