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Niles in Trumbull County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

William McKinley Birthplace

 
 
William McKinley Birthplace Marker - Side A image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, May 19, 2013
1. William McKinley Birthplace Marker - Side A
Inscription.
Side A:
One of seven native Ohioans to serve as president of the United States, William McKinley (1843-1901) was born at this site. The original house was moved from this site and ultimately destroyed by fire. The McKinleys lived here until 1852 when they moved to Poland, Ohio, where William attended the Poland Seminary. He briefly attended Allegheny College in Pennsylvania, but poor health and family financial strain forced him to return to Ohio. As an enlistee in the 23rd Ohio Volunteer Infantry during the Civil War, McKinley rose to the rank of major. After the war, he settled in Canton and practiced law. Elected to Congress in 1876, McKinley favored high protective tariffs, a policy he continued to support as President.
Side B:
As governor of Ohio from 1892 to 1896, he introduced a comprehensive tax system that levied excise tax on corporations, improved state roadways, and enacted a law establishing a state board of arbitration. McKinley won the presidential election of 1896 convincingly. During his first term the nation was adopting imperialistic policies. The U.S. took possession of Puerto Rico, Guam, and the Phillipines following the Spanish-American War (1898), and McKinley encouraged American interest in China and suggested the possibility of a canal linking the Atlantic
William McKinley Birthplace Marker - Side B image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, May 19, 2013
2. William McKinley Birthplace Marker - Side B
and Pacific oceans. In part due to his economic policy and support of the gold standard, McKinley was elected to a second term. Six months after his inauguration in 1901, he was shot by an assassin at the Pan American Exposition in Buffalo. He died on September 14 from complications of the gunshot wounds.
 
Erected 2003 by Ohio Bicentennial Commission and The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 17-78.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection marker series.
 
Location. 41° 10.779′ N, 80° 45.922′ W. Marker is in Niles, Ohio, in Trumbull County. Marker is on Ohio Route 46 0.1 miles south of West Park Avenue, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 40 South Main Street, Niles OH 44446, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. William McKinley (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Old Erie Lodge No. 3 Free and Accepted Masons (approx. 4.8 miles away); Commemorative Ingot (approx. 4.9 miles away); Leicester King / The Underground Railroad on the Warren-Ashtabula Turnpike
William McKinley Birthplace Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, May 19, 2013
3. William McKinley Birthplace Marker
(approx. 5 miles away); First Presbyterian Church (approx. 5 miles away); Perkins House (approx. 5 miles away); John Stark Edwards House (approx. 5.1 miles away); Phebe Temperance Sutliff (approx. 5.1 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
1. Memorial, Public Library and Home of William McKinley, our 25th President. (Submitted on May 20, 2013, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
2. The McKinley Birthplace Museum. (Submitted on May 20, 2013, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
3. William McKinley at FindAGrave.com. (Submitted on May 31, 2013, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. PoliticsWar, Spanish-American
 
William McKinley image. Click for full size.
By Courtney Art Studio, 1896
4. William McKinley
William McKinley National Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, May 19, 2013
5. William McKinley National Memorial
Located just 1 1/2 blocks north of the William McKinley Birthplace
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 20, 2013, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 425 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on May 20, 2013, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
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