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

A granite block and bronze plaque at a gas station marked the spot where President Hayes was born. Unveiled in 1926, the same year that the birthplace home was demolished. In 2020, the monument was missing, a historical marker remains... and there's a Hayes statue in town, dedicated in 2019.

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.
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Hayes Birthplace gas station.

Gas Station Birthplace of Rutherford B. Hayes

The granite monument with the old plaque is no longer there [-- the historical marker remains]. Seems like a sad state...

[Stephen Francia, 07/24/2020]

Uplifting news for Delaware -- we heard that a Rutherford B. Hayes bronze statue was dedicated at his birthplace in 2019.

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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