“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Jackson in Jackson County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)

McKinley Park / William McKinley

McKinley Park face of marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, August 31, 2018
1. McKinley Park face of marker
Inscription. McKinley Park. William McKinley was the 25th President of the United States. Following McKinley’s assassination in 1901, the Village of Jackson dedicated this triangle of land as a park in his honor. Earlier in the nineteenth century, a small school had occupied the plot. In 1902, a local commission was appointed to oversee the development of a park. It was not, however, until 2012 that the Jackson Garden Lovers Club finished the commission’s long overdue work. The park was dedicated in 2013, 111 years after it began.

William McKinley. William McKinley was born on January 29, 1848 in Niles, Ohio. He served in the Civil War and in 1863 and fought at the Battle of Buffington Island against Morgan’s Raiders. A Republican, McKinley served six terms in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1877-1891 and was Ohio’s governor from 1892-1896. He was elected president 1896 and re-elected in 1900. McKinley was shot in Buffalo, New York on September 6, 1901 and died eight days later. On September 14, 1901, Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show was to perform in Jackson. Upon the news of the President’s death, the evening performance was cancelled.
Erected 2014 by Jackson Historical Society, Jim and Pam Meacham and family, and The Ohio History Connection. (Marker
William McKinley face of marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, August 31, 2018
2. William McKinley face of marker
Number 8-40.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection marker series.
Location. 39° 2.924′ N, 82° 38.202′ W. Marker is in Jackson, Ohio, in Jackson County. Marker is at the intersection of Columbia Street and South Street, on the left when traveling south on Columbia Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Jackson OH 45640, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. John Wesley Powell / Morgan's Raid in Jackson, 1863 (approx. ¼ mile away); James A. Rhodes (approx. ¼ mile away); Commercial Apple Orchards in Jackson County / The Jackson County Apple Festival (approx. ¼ mile away); Jackson (approx. ¼ mile away); The Scioto Salt Licks / The Scioto Salt Works (approx. ¼ mile away); 53rd O.V.I. Regiment / Camp Diamond (approx. 0.3 miles away); Trails / The Kanawha Trail (approx. 0.3 miles away); James Cemetery / Major John James (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jackson.
McKinley Park and Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, August 31, 2018
3. McKinley Park and Marker
Tablet on boulder is a dedication plaque (May 2014) and list park sponsors.
Credits. This page was last revised on September 13, 2018. This page originally submitted on September 13, 2018, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 44 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 13, 2018, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.
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