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Jackson, Michigan: Birthplace of the Republican Party

Plaque on a rock and other signage calls attention to the spot where the GOP was birthed on July 6, 1854, "to abolish slavery, vindicate democracy, and perpetuate the union." Visited over the years by GOP Presidents Taft, Eisenhower, and Nixon.

418 2nd St., Jackson, MI
Just west of downtown, on the northwest corner of 2nd and W. Franklin Sts.
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Republican rock.

Birthplace of the Republican Party

The stone and plaque are on a residential street corner on a block. Another plaque tells the story of a preacher from Jackson who inspired citizens to not comply with the fugitive slave law of 1850.

[mnagy34, 09/05/2023]

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