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Fremont in Sandusky County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Spiegel Grove

 
 
Spiegel Grove Marker image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, June 15, 2012
1. Spiegel Grove Marker
Inscription. The twenty-five acre estate Spiegel Grove was the home of Rutherford Birchard Hayes, the 19th president of the United States. Spiegle Grove received its name from the German word "spiegel," meaning mirror, describing pools that collect beneath the trees after a rainstorm. Hayes's uncle, Sardis Birchard, a Fremont merchant, built the home on this site in 1863. The Hayeses moved to Spiegel Grove after Hayes's second term as Ohio governor ended in 1873. They inherited the estate in 1874. The family left Fremont after Hayes's election as Ohio governor in 1874, and U.S. president in 1875. They returned to Spiegel Grove in 1881. The Hayeses expanded the home in 1880 and 1889. Lucy and Rutherford Hayes died at Spiegel Grove in 1889 and 1893 respectively. They were reburied at Spiegel Grove in 1915. Their children donated the property to the state of Ohio in 1909 in order to establish the nation's first presidential library.
 
Erected 2003 by The Ohio Bicentennial Commission, Pennies for Presidents, The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 8-72.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection marker series.
 
Location. 41° 20.517′ N, 83° 7.609′ 
Spiegel Grove Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 5, 2015
2. Spiegel Grove Marker
W. Marker is in Fremont, Ohio, in Sandusky County. Marker is at the intersection of Hayes Avenue and Buckland Avenue on Hayes Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fremont OH 43420, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Croghan Gateway (within shouting distance of this marker); Spiegel Grove State Park (within shouting distance of this marker); Rutherford B. Hayes (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Spiegel Grove (about 600 feet away); a different marker also named Spiegel Grove (about 700 feet away); Colonel Webb C. Hayes, M.H. (approx. 0.2 miles away); Captain Samuel Thomson (approx. 0.3 miles away); Maj. Geníl. James B. McPherson (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fremont.
 
Categories. Notable Places
 
Side view of Spiegel Grove image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, June 15, 2012
3. Side view of Spiegel Grove
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 27, 2012, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 278 times since then and 42 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on September 27, 2012, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.   2. submitted on August 5, 2015, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   3. submitted on September 27, 2012, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.
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