Delaware, Ohio: Gas Station Birthplace of Rutherford B. HayesA 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.
- 17 E. William St., Delaware, OH
- 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.
Visitor Tips and News About Gas Station Birthplace of Rutherford B. Hayes
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]
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]