Delaware, Ohio: Gas Station Birthplace of Rutherford B. Hayes

A granite block with a bronze plaque in front of a gas station marks the spot where President Hayes was born. It was unveiled in 1926, the same year that the birthplace home was demolished.
Address:
17 E. William St., Delaware, OH
Directions:
Downtown, on US 36/William St. a half-block east of Sandusky St. The plaque is on the north side, directly in front of the BP station.
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President Hayes Memorial. Gas Station Birthplace of Rutherford B. Hayes

Historical marker is at the site where President Hayes was born in Delaware, Ohio.

[Tim Bash, 03/24/2014]
Rutherford B. Hayes Memorial BP Station

How do we Delawareans celebrate our own president? By knocking down his house in historic downtown Delaware and putting a gas station there! A British one at that! There is a rock in front that commemorates it. Interestingly, his wife's house is still standing in southern Ohio.

[Doug Linn, 12/24/2001]
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