Spiegel Grove

Spiegel Grove (HM14MS)

Location: Fremont, OH 43420 Sandusky County
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Country: United States of America
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N 41° 20.517', W 83° 7.609'

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The twenty-five acre estate Spiegel Grove was the home of Rutherford Birchard Hayes, the 19th president of the United States. Spiegle Grove received its name from the German word "spiegel," meaning mirror, describing pools that collect beneath the trees after a rainstorm. Hayes's uncle, Sardis Birchard, a Fremont merchant, built the home on this site in 1863. The Hayeses moved to Spiegel Grove after Hayes's second term as Ohio governor ended in 1873. They inherited the estate in 1874. The family left Fremont after Hayes's election as Ohio governor in 1874, and U.S. president in 1875. They returned to Spiegel Grove in 1881. The Hayeses expanded the home in 1880 and 1889. Lucy and Rutherford Hayes died at Spiegel Grove in 1889 and 1893 respectively. They were reburied at Spiegel Grove in 1915. Their children donated the property to the state of Ohio in 1909 in order to establish the nation's first presidential library.
HM NumberHM14MS
Series This marker is part of the Ohio: Ohio Historical Society series
Marker Number8-72
Year Placed2003
Placed ByThe Ohio Bicentennial Commission, Pennies for Presidents, The Ohio Historical Society
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Date Added Tuesday, October 14th, 2014 at 7:02am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 322053 N 4578900
Decimal Degrees41.34195000, -83.12681667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 20.517', W 83° 7.609'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 20' 31.02" N, 83° 7' 36.54" W
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Area Code(s)419, 567
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1201-1299 Hayes Ave, Fremont OH 43420, US
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