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Near Staunton, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Birthplace of Woodrow Wilson

U.S. President 1913–21

 
 
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By Bill Coughlin, August 20, 2012
1. Birthplace of Woodrow Wilson Marker
Inscription. One mile north, on Coalter Street in Staunton, is the birthplace of Thomas Woodrow Wilson, 8th Virginia-born President of the U.S., Princeton University President, New Jersey Governor, 28th President (World War I). He was chief author and sponsor of the League of Nations. Born Dec 28, 1856, died in Washington, Feb 3, 1924. The birthplace is maintained as an historic shrine.
 
Erected 1950 by Virginia Conservation Commission. (Marker Number A-62.)
 
Location. 38° 8.239′ N, 79° 4.058′ W. Marker is near Staunton, Virginia. Marker is at the intersection of Greenville Avenue (U.S. 11) and Ritchie Boulevard (State Route 275), on the right when traveling south on Greenville Avenue. Touch for map. It is at the city southern city line. Marker is in this post office area: Staunton VA 24401, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Sears Hill Bridge (approx. ¾ mile away); History of the C&O Station (approx. ¾ mile away); Staunton (approx. ¾ mile away); Staunton’s Wharf Historic District History (approx. ¾ mile away); Main Passenger Terminal (approx. ¾ mile
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By Linda Walcroft, October 1, 2009
2. Birthplace of Woodrow Wilson Marker
away); Dr. William Fleming (approx. 0.8 miles away); Dr. Alexander Humphreys (approx. 0.8 miles away); Augusta County (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Staunton.
 
More about this marker. A similar marker is on U.S. 11 at the northern city line.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. The similar marker on U.S. 11 at the northern city line.
 
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Birthplace of Woodrow Wilson Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 20, 2012
3. Birthplace of Woodrow Wilson Marker
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By J. J. Prats, September 24, 2008
4. Birthplace of Woodrow Wilson
The house, now the Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library and Museum, is in on North Coulter Street, at the corner with East Frederick Street in Staunton. Tours are available daily. The white building on the right between the house and the tree is one of buildings on the Mary Baldwin College campus, which is across Frederick Street from the Library.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 7, 2009, by Linda Walcroft of Strasburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 645 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on August 20, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   2. submitted on October 5, 2009, by Linda Walcroft of Strasburg, Virginia.   3. submitted on August 20, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   4. submitted on October 11, 2008, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.
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