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Former U.S. Presidents: #13 Millard Fillmore Historical Markers

Wide area view of marker looking south on Royal Street. image, Touch for more information
By Mark Hilton, July 26, 1949
Wide area view of marker looking south on Royal Street.
1 Alabama, Mobile County, Mobile — Site of Sixth Mobile Theatre1841-1860
Here played the great of the American and British stage, among them: James Wallack, Fanny Kemble, Ole Bull, Joseph Field, Joseph Jefferson, James H. Hackett, William Macready, Charlotte Cushman, Edwin Forrest, Julia Dean, Junius Booth, Anna Mowatt, . . . Map (db m86352) HM
2 California, Kern County, Lebec — Lieutenant Edward Fitzgerald Beale Reported missing
This memorial plaque placed in memory of Lieutenant Edward Fitzgerald Beale, first Superintendent of Indian Affairs in California, appointed by President Millard Fillmore. Sanctioned by the United States government, the Tejon Indian . . . Map (db m147357) HM
3 California, San Diego County, San Diego — 62 — Fort Rosecrans
President Millard Fillmore's executive order of 1852 created a U. S. Preserve on Point Loma. From 1870 to 1873 the coast artillery corpsmen evicted whalers from the site in order to begin the military installation. In 1899 it was named for William . . . Map (db m81222) HM
4 Delaware, Kent County, Dover — John M. Clayton
Born in Dagsboro, Delaware, 1796. Graduate of Yale College 1815. Member of Delaware House of Representatives 1824. Secretary of State of Delaware 1826-1828. United States Senator 1829-1836, 1845-1849 and 1853 until his death, 1856. Chief Justice of . . . Map (db m4748) HM
5 District of Columbia, Washington, Northwest Washington, Penn Quarter — The New WillardErected 1901
Site of Joshua Tennison's Hotel 1818. John Strother 1821. Basil Williamson 1824. Frederick Barnard 1828. Proprietor of Mansion Hotel, Azariah Fuller American House 1833. City Hotel 1843. Willard's Hotel 1847-1901. Distinguished Guests . . . Map (db m6618) HM
6 District of Columbia, Washington, Southeast Washington, Barry Farm — 5 — The Curative Powers of NatureAn East-of-the-River View — Anacostia Heritage Trail —
The fence and wall ahead of you, on either side of Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue, enclose historic St. Elizabeths Hospital. The pioneering facility opened in 1855 to treat mentally ill members of the armed forces and DC residents. At a time . . . Map (db m100694) HM
7 Georgia, Chatham County, Savannah, Historic District - North — 025-54 — Chatham Artillery's"Washington Guns"
These cannon, which were captured when Lord Cornwallis surrendered at Yorktown in the American Revolution, were a gift to the Chatham Artillery by President George Washington - a mark of his appreciation for the part the local military company . . . Map (db m5517) HM
8 Georgia, Muscogee County, Columbus — 106-4 — Oglethorpe House
On this corner stood the Oglethorpe House, widely known ante-bellum hotel. Built in 1836, the old building was the scene of gala receptions, honoring famous visitors to Columbus. Among these were two Presidents, James K. Polk and Millard Fillmore, . . . Map (db m101277) HM
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9 Georgia, Muscogee County, Columbus — 106-9 — St. Elmo
“St. Elmo,” one of the most exquisite examples of the classic houses of America, stands in view of this point. It was built on the old Stagecoach Road, by Colonel Seaborn Jones, for his wife, Mary Howard Jones. Completed in 1833, it was . . . Map (db m43119) HM
10 Kentucky, Floyd County, Prestonsburg — Kentucky Blue Blood versus Ohio Self-Made Man
The Union and Confederate forces were led by two very different men. Humphrey Marshall was a Kentucky blue blood and a representative of one of the state's leading families. James A. Garfield was a self-made man born in a log cabin on his father's . . . Map (db m69138) HM
11 Maryland, Baltimore, Mount Vernon — A Place of Invention Reported permanently removed
This fountain was installed during the creation of Mount Vernon Place so that those wealthy enough to own wooden teeth could rinse and wash them in the park. These teeth cleaners were common all over America in the 1800s. At the time, it was thought . . . Map (db m7725) HM
12 Massachusetts, Worcester County, Leominster — The Drake Home and the Underground Railroad
Here on February 16, 1851, Jonathan and Frances Drake participated in the rescue of the fugitive slave Shadrach Minkins. The case attracted national attention and the rebuke of President Millard Fillmore. Undeterred, abolitionists like the Drakes . . . Map (db m101543) HM
13 Minnesota, Nicollet County, St. Peter — The Treaty of Traverse des Sioux
Near this place on July 23, 1851, the Sisseton and Wahpeton bands of the Dakota sold 21 million acres of land to the federal government for $1,665,000—about 7.5 cents per acre. The Dakota, hoping to ensure a future for their children, . . . Map (db m71152) HM
14 Nebraska, Fillmore County, Geneva — 132 — Fillmore County1871-1971
The first homesteads were filed in 1866 by William O. Bussard and William C. Whitaker along the West Fork of the Blue River. Mrs. E. A. Whitaker, the first white woman, came in 1867. The first white children, Emma Whitaker Hall and Arthur Dixon . . . Map (db m206666) HM
15 New Mexico, Taos County, Taos — Historic Taos
Welcome visitors and Taosenos! You are invited to explore the diversity of this region through a self-guided tour. The two-hundred- year-old Taos Plaza, including the streets that radiate from it like spokes, forms the National Historic District of . . . Map (db m66702) HM
16 New York, Cayuga County, Moravia — Millard Fillmore
13th President of the United States, was born in a log cabin in the adjacent field January 7, 1800.Map (db m97557) HM
17 New York, Cayuga County, Moravia — Millard Fillmore
Millard Fillmore 1800 1874 13th President of the United States Map (db m173584) HM
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18 New York, Cayuga County, Niles — Boyhood site 1802-1818 Millard Fillmore 13th President of the United States
Boyhood Site 1802-1818 Millard Fillmore 13th President Of The United StatesMap (db m206829) HM
19 New York, Erie County, Buffalo, Allentown — The Buffalo Club
Founded 1867, with Millard Fillmore 13th President of U.S., as its first president. Another U.S. President, Grover Cleveland, was a member from 1881-1908. In 1901, after President McKinley's assassination, the club was used as headquarters by his . . . Map (db m75836) HM
20 New York, Erie County, Buffalo, Delaware Park — Forest Lawn CemeteryFounded 1850
Burial place of Millard Fillmore, Samuel Wilkeson, Red Jacket and other famous Buffalonians, including veterans of seven wars. Site of homestead of Erastus Granger, first Indian Agent.Map (db m81167) HM
21 New York, Erie County, Buffalo, Delaware Park — In Memory of Millard Fillmore
13th President of the United States of America Born January 7, 1800. Died March 8, 1874 Dedicated by The Millard Fillmore Republican Women's Club Memorial Day May 30, 1932Map (db m65479) HM
22 New York, Erie County, Buffalo, Downtown — First Unitarian Congregational Society Building
This building was erected in 1833 by the First Unitarian Congregational Society of Buffalo which worshipped here until 1880. Abraham Lincoln in February 1861, attended church services here and sat in the pew of his host Millard Fillmore.Map (db m92879) HM
23 New York, Erie County, Buffalo, Downtown — From Frontier to Major City / Buffalo City HallBuffalo History and Architecture — Niagara Square West —
From Frontier to Major City In the early 1800s, Buffalo was a sleepy village known as New Amsterdam, on the edge of America's then western frontier. Holland Land Company surveyor Joseph Ellicott, inspired by Pierre L'Enfant's radial . . . Map (db m92798) HM
24 New York, Erie County, Buffalo, Downtown — From Social Center to Civic CenterBuffalo History and Architecture — Niagara Square North —
Conceived in 1804 by Joseph Ellicott (right), Niagara Square was the beginning of what renowned landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted would in mid-century call "the best planned city as to its streets, public places, and grounds in the United . . . Map (db m92820) HM
25 New York, Erie County, Buffalo, Park Meadow — Highlights of Buffalo HistoryBuffalo and Erie County Historical Society — Cultural Heritage —
1655: Seneca Indians win control of Niagara Region from Erie tribes. 1678-79: French explorer Rene-Robert Cavelier, Sieur de la Salle, claims the region for France. He builds a sailing ship, Griffon, on the bank of the Niagara River and . . . Map (db m80361) HM
26 New York, Erie County, East Aurora — Millard Fillmore House
In 1825, Millard Fillmore, 13th President of the United States, helped build this house to which he brought his bride, Abigail Powers, in 1826, residing here until 1830. Moved from original Main Street site 1930. Tablet placed by Abigail Fillmore . . . Map (db m74669) HM
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27 New York, Livingston County, West Sparta — Where President Millard Fillmore Worked When a Boy
1 Mile West, site of fulling mill where President Millard Fillmore worked when a boy in 1814.Map (db m76196) HM
28 New York, New York County, Manhattan, Battery Park — The Lives of Castle Clinton:Defense, Entertainment, Immigration, Education — [Castle Clinton National Monument] —
In 1790 the Common Council of the City of New York authorized the removal of stone and soil from Fort George and the Grand Battery to fill in the pier line along the Battery. Beginning in 1808, the defenses of the city were extended out into the . . . Map (db m148098) HM
29 New York, New York County, Manhattan, Central Park West Historic District — The Arsenal
The historic Arsenal is one of two buildings in Central Park predating the park. It was designed by esteemed architect Martin T. Thompson (1786-1877) and built between 1847 and 1851 by the State of New York as a storage repository for the storage . . . Map (db m137070) HM
30 New York, Onondaga County, Syracuse, Downtown — 5 — Courier BuildingThe Freedom Trail — The Underground Railroad —
”It is treason, treason, TREASON, and nothing else.” - Daniel Webster, about refusing to carry out the Fugitive Slave Law, 1851. On September 18, 1850, President Millard Fillmore signed the Fugitive Slave Act, requiring federal marshals . . . Map (db m138795) HM
31 New York, Saratoga County, Stillwater — Birthplace of Abigail Powers Fillmore
Site of Birthplace in 1798 of Abigail Powers Fillmore wife of the 13th U.S. President Millard FillmoreMap (db m134557) HM
32 New York, Sullivan County, Callicoon — Erie Train StationCallicoon
Welcome Iron Horse The Erie Railroad Company was incorporated on the 24th of April 1832. Active work began in 1836 but with rugged hills, mountain barriers, spanning rivers and deep ravines with bridges and viaducts, political opposition, the . . . Map (db m121835) HM
33 New York, Tioga County, Owego — Owego RiverwalkWelcome to Owego, New York
Owego was the site of the Iroquois Indian village "Owagea" destroyed by American forces under Generals James Clinton and John Sullivan in 1779, during the Revolutionary War. The Susquehanna River played an important part in the history of Owego. The . . . Map (db m141832) HM
34 New York, Wyoming County, Genesee Falls — Welcome to the Seneca Council Grounds
William Pryor Letchworth first became interested in Native American culture after hearing his father's stories about Cornplanter, the Seneca Chief, meeting with Letchworth's great-uncle, John Letchworth, a Quaker preacher in Philadelphia. Sensitive . . . Map (db m76005) HM
35 Ohio, Mahoning County, Canfield — 31-50 — Elisha Whittlesey
Side A: On this site stood the home of Elisha and Polly Mygatt Whittlesey and their ten children. Also here was his law office and a records office that was moved in 1965 to Pioneer Village at the Canfield Fairgrounds. Already an attorney in . . . Map (db m65433) HM
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36 Oregon, Multnomah County, Portland — The Willamette Stone
This short trail leads to the Willamette Stone, the surveyor's monument that is the point of origin for all public land surveys in Oregon and Washington. The landmark was established on June 4, 1851 by John B. Preston, Oregon's first Surveyor . . . Map (db m38400) HM
37 Pennsylvania, Susquehanna County, Lanesboro — Starrucca Viaduct - The Bridge of Stone
[Marker Panel 1] Starrucca Viaduct Constructed 1847-1848 Elevation - 1000 feet above sea level Length - 1040 feet Height - 100 feet Width of Deck - 26 feet Number of Arches - 17 Depth of Pier Footings - 6 to 9 feet . . . Map (db m104387) HM
38 Tennessee, Davidson County, Hermitage — 3A 11 — Tulip Grove
Designed by Jos. Reiff, who was also builder of the Hermitage, this house was built in 1836 for Andrew J. Donelson, Jackson's namesake and secretary. A West Point graduate, Donelson was at one time minister to Prussia, and held other offices. In . . . Map (db m147680) HM
39 Virginia, Lexington — The Jacob Ruff House, ca. 1829Historic Lexington
This house is a fine example of the Valley Federal style with elegant detailing including the fanlight over the front door and a molded brick cornice. When the streets were lowered in 1851, the entrance was reoriented to the side. The Ruff Family . . . Map (db m58732) HM
40 Virginia, Montgomery County, Blacksburg — William Ballard PrestonThe Preston Resolution
This is Smithfield, the birthplace of William Ballard Preston (1805-1862). On April 16, 1861, in the Virginia Convention, he reluctantly introduced the formal resolution to secede from the Union. Preston served in the Virginia House of . . . Map (db m84776) HM
41 Virginia, Portsmouth, Olde Towne — Q-8-M — Crawford House
Erected 1835 by J.W. Collins, Portsmouth’s first five-story building and for many years a leading hotel. Presidents Van Buren, Tyler, and Fillmore were entertained here.Map (db m20461) HM
42 West Virginia, Greenbrier County, White Sulphur Springs — President's Cottage
Built in 1834-1835 by Stephen Henderson First Summer White House Occupied by Martin Van Buren John Tyler Millard Fillmore Franklin Pierce James BuchananMap (db m85210) HM
43 Wisconsin, Eau Claire County, Eau Claire — 6 — Anishinabe Akhi"Indian Country"
    The 1849 Ojibwe delegation to Washington, D.C. carried this pictograph depicting Ojibwe clans with their eyes and hearts connected to the chain of wild rice lakes south of Lake Superior. Drawing by Seth Eastman from Henry Schoolcraft's . . . Map (db m75477) HM
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Oct. 2, 2023