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Claysville in Washington County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

William Holmes McGuffey

 
 
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By J. J. Prats, August 27, 2006
1. William Holmes McGuffey Marker
Inscription. Educator and author of the famed McGuffey Eclectic Readers for grade schools, was born five miles SW of here, Sept. 23, 1800. First published in 1836, the Readers sold 122 million copies during the next 85 years and were used in some 35 states. Their stories, essays, and poems taught moral lessons as well as reading skills.
 
Erected 1998 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 40° 8.384′ N, 80° 21.608′ W. Marker is in Claysville, Pennsylvania, in Washington County. Marker is at the intersection of Route 40 (U.S. 40) and McGuffey Drive, on the right when traveling east on Route 40. Touch for map. Marker is at the entrance to McGuffey Middle and High School. Marker is in this post office area: Claysville PA 15323, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. “S” Bridge (approx. 0.6 miles away); Washington (approx. 1.8 miles away); National Road (approx. 1.8 miles away); Wolff’s Fort (approx. 2.1 miles away); Augusta Town (approx. 2˝ miles away).
 
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Also see . . .
William Holmes McGuffey Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, August 27, 2006
2. William Holmes McGuffey Marker
1. McGuffey Readers Cover Images. (Submitted on December 11, 2006.)
2. McGuffey's Eclectic Readers, Primer Through the Sixth, Boxed Set. for sale at Amazon.com. Use "Search Inside" feature to check it out. (Submitted on December 11, 2006.) 

3. William Holmes McGuffey at FindAGrave.com. (Submitted on July 13, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
4. William Holmes McGuffey - Behind the Marker. ExplorePAHistory.com (Submitted on July 13, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.) 
 
Categories. Education
 
William Holmes McGuffey birthplace home. image. Click for full size.
Public domain photograph by G. E. Kidder Smith (CC BY-NC 3.0)
3. William Holmes McGuffey birthplace home.
Now located at the Henry Ford Greenfield Village Historic District on Maple Lane in Dearborn, Michigan. McGuffey only lived in this house for less than 2 years near Claysville, PA. Photo copyright license
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 6, 2017. This page originally submitted on December 11, 2006, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,415 times since then and 73 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 11, 2006, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.   3. submitted on January 6, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
 
Editor’s want-list for this marker. McGuffey house or site where house stood • Can you help?
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