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Moreland Hills in Cuyahoga County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Birthplace of James A. Garfield

 
 
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By Frankie, April 21, 2017
1. Birthplace of James A. Garfield Marker
Inscription. James Abram Garfield, 20th President of the United States, was born here in 1831. His father died when he was two, but the family remained on the farm where James helped when he was not attending school. He continued to live here through his years as a driver and bowsman on the canal and as a student at Geauga Seminary and Hiram Eclectic Institute (later Hiram College). He left here in 1859 when he was elected to the Ohio Senate.
 
Erected 1990 by The Moreland Hills Historical Society and the Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 15-18.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection marker series.
 
Location. 41° 26.194′ N, 81° 26.635′ W. Marker is in Moreland Hills, Ohio, in Cuyahoga County. Marker is on S.O.M. Center Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4350 S.O.M. Center Road, Chagrin Falls OH 44022, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Cleveland Grand Prix (approx. 2.4 miles away); The Chagrin River's "High Falls" (approx. 2.7 miles away); Solon Town Center (approx. 3.4
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By Frankie, April 21, 2017
2. Birthplace of James A. Garfield Marker
Backside of Marker: Birthplace of James A. Garfield, 20th President of the United States, November 19, 1831 This was formerly Orange Township.
miles away); David Berger Memorial (approx. 3.7 miles away); East Family (approx. 6.3 miles away); Building History (approx. 6.4 miles away); Bainbridge Center Historic District (approx. 6 miles away); This Tablet Marks the Final Resting Place of the Shakers of the North Union Society (approx. 6 miles away).
 
Categories. Notable Persons
 
James Garfield Birthplace Cabin Replica image. Click for full size.
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3. James Garfield Birthplace Cabin Replica
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4. James Garfield Birthplace Cabin Replica
James Garfield Birthplace Statue image. Click for full size.
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5. James Garfield Birthplace Statue
James Garfield Birthplace Marker image. Click for full size.
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6. James Garfield Birthplace Marker
In 1829 Abram Garfield, a farmer, and his wife, Eliza Ballou Garfield, built a log cabin, 20'x30' described as having three windows, loft and ladder, fireplace and chimney. This cabin follows that description as nearly as possible. The Garfield's fourth child was born in that cabin, and he became the last of our "log cabin presidents". JAMES ABRAM GARFIELD 20TH PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA BORN NOVEMBER 19, 1831 - DIED SEPTEMBER 19, 1881 James played in these woods, attended school nearby, helped his widowed mother on the farm and learned carpentry. He excelled as a student, became a college president, state senator, ordained minister, Brig. General serving in the Civil War, U.S. Congressman and in 1880 was elected President of the United States.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 11, 2018. This page originally submitted on June 1, 2018. This page has been viewed 73 times since then. Last updated on June 4, 2018. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on June 1, 2018. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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