President McKinley

​​Picture of President William McKinley

Biography
William McKinley, the 25th president of the United States, was the seventh child born to William and Nancy Allison McKinley (of Irish and Scotch descent) on January 29, 1843 in Niles, Ohio, a town of about 300 people.

McKinley Sites:

  • The National McKinley Birthplace Memorial
    • 40 North Main Street in Niles, Ohio
    • This magnificent structure, dedicated in 1917, is home to a library and museum, joined by a majestic Court of Honor supported by 28 imposing columns grouped around a heroic statue of William McKinley.
    • This structure is the National Birthplace Memorial to President William McKinley.
      • The McKinley Memorial Library
        • 40 North Main Street in Niles, Ohio
        • This is the Public Library of Niles, Ohio, located in the south wing (to the left of the courtyard) of the National McKinley Birthplace Memorial.
      • The National McKinley Birthplace Memorial Museum
        • 40 North Main Street in Niles, Ohio
        • Museum displays are located in the balcony of the north wing (to the right of the courtyard) of the National McKinley Birthplace Memorial.
  • The William McKinley Presidential Library & Museum and McKinley National Memorial
    • 800 McKinley Monument Drive NW in Canton, Ohio
    • The McKinley National Memorial, a landmark in the City of Canton, is the final resting place for the 25th President of the United States, his wife Ida, and their two daughters (Katherine and Ida).
  • The McKinley Birthplace Home & Research Center
    • 40 South Main Street in Niles, Ohio
    • The McKinley Birthplace Home is a replica house located less than a block away from the library.
    • The replica home structure also provides space for a library devoted to materials on President McKinley, a gift shop, a meeting room, and a youth programming room.
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