Granville, Ohio: Victoria Woodhull Clock

America's only memorial to America's first woman Presidential candidate (1872). A lot of people didn't like her, but now she pops out of her clock every hour.
221 E. Broadway, Granville, OH
South side of E. Broadway just east of S. Prospect St. The clock is above the side entrance to the Robbins-Hunter Museum. This entrance faces the Granville Library. Park in front of the library and take the sidewalk that leads between the two buildings. Look for the big bell above the Museum's side door.
Museum: Summer, W-Sa 11 am - 3 pm or by appt. Clock: on the hour 9 am - 9 pm. (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
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Victoria Woodhull Clock

It did not go off when we stopped by to visit. A person nearby suggested that it may be closed for the winter.

[Will Dormann, 02/07/2019]
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Shortly after submitting my earlier tip, members of the Granville community decided it was time to fix up the old mechanical clock. It has now been fully restored, and upon the hour, the clock rings, and a statue of Victoria now comes out to greet the crowd. Slightly less boring, but still not quite up to the honor deserved to Ms. Woodhull.

Down the road in Homer, OH (her birthplace) there is also a state issued brass sign commemorating her.

[Fletcher Chmara-Huff, 12/07/2009]
Victoria Woodhull Clock

On the side of the Robbins-Hunter Museum (former home of the founder of Spelman College), there is an old clock with the name Woodhull on the bottom. This is the only known memorial in the US to the first woman to run for president of the United States, Victoria Woodhull, who ran in 1872. It can be viewed from the entrance to the Granville Library, facing the museum.

The museum is also worth a visit if it is open, and has a nice collection of historical items and rotating exhibits. The Woodhull clock can be viewed at any time.

[Fletcher Chmara-Huff, 04/21/2009]

Any "only known memorial" to someone as cage-rattling as Victoria "Free Love" Woodhull perks our interest. It's a shame that this one sounds dull...

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