Jackson in Jackson County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
McKinley Park / William McKinley
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
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 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. John Wesley Powell / Morgan's Raid in Jackson, 1863 (approx. ¼ mile away); Jackson (approx. ¼ mile away); The Scioto Salt Licks (approx. ¼ mile away); Trails / The Kanawha Trail (approx. 0.3 miles away); James Cemetery / Major John James (approx. 0.6 miles away); Berlin Heights Battlefield (approx. 5.7 miles away); Berlin Crossroads (approx. 5.7 miles away); Leo Petroglyph (approx. 7.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jackson.
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 41 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on September 13, 2018, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.