James Garfield's Legacy

James Garfield's Legacy (HM2CSA)

Location: Washington, DC 20565
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 53.431', W 77° 1.188'

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In front of you stood the Baltimore & Potomac Railroad Station where President James A. Garfield was shot in 1881. Garfield served as the United States' 20th president for only four months before he was assassinated. A modest memorial to Garfield was placed in the lobby of the station until demolished in 1908. Other sites more associated with Garfield's legacy of service remain to this day.

The Smithsonian Arts and Industries Building, behind you and across the National Mall, was the site of Garfield's inaugural ball. The White House and US Capitol, where Garfield held public office, still stand. Most significantly, Garfield, a Member of Congress for 17 years, is remembered with a monument erected in 1887 on the grounds of the US Capitol.
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HM NumberHM2CSA
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Year Placed2018
Placed ByNational Park Service
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Date Added Thursday, December 13th, 2018 at 10:03pm PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 324824 N 4306566
Decimal Degrees38.89051667, -77.01980000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 53.431', W 77° 1.188'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 53' 25.86" N, 77° 1' 11.28" W
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Area Code(s)202
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 600 Constitution Ave NW, Washington DC 20565, US
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