New Rumley, Ohio: Birthplace of General Custer

A bronze statue of a sword-carrying Custer stands next to the outline of his long-gone birth house.

Address:
41480 Rumley Rd E., New Rumley, OH
Directions:
On the north side of Hwy 646/Rumley Rd E. just east of its intersection with Hwy 137/Chrisman Rd.
Admission:
Free
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Custer statue.

Birthplace of General Custer

There is a statue and information kiosks about Custer, Civil War Union cavalry officer at the Battle of Bull Run and Gettysburg, and commander during the Indian wars at the Battle of Little Big Horn. A nearby church serves as a small museum of artifacts from the Custer family, the battle, and the era.

[Kerri Foulks, 04/10/2014]

The other bookend to the life of George Armstrong Custer is at Little Big Horn.

General Custer Memorial

A bronze statue stands on the site of George Armstrong Custer's birthplace. Only the foundation of the house remains at this roadside park and picnic area. Visitors at the exhibit pavilion may read about Custer's life and the spirited qualities of the young soldier whose "Last Stand" has made his name a household word. Custer, born in 1839, became famous as a daring cavalryman during the Civil War.

[Michael Schario, 06/10/2002]

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