James A. Garfield's "Lawnfield"

James A. Garfield's "Lawnfield" (HMX43)

Location: Mentor, OH 44060 Lake County
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Country: United States of America
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N 41° 39.912', W 81° 21.056'

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In 1876, James A. Garfield bought this 118-acre farm in the rural village of Mentor, Ohio, and soon purchased an additional 40 acres. Over the next four years, Garfield doubled the size of the house and made it a home for his wife, Lucretia, their family, and Garfield's mother, Eliza. During the 1880 presidential campaign, reporters called Garfield's home "Lawnfield."

After President Garfield's assassination in 1881, Lawnfield gradually changed. Lucretia sold about half the farm in 1908, and family heirs reduced its size to less than 8 acres as the Cleveland suburbs grew around Mentor. The family donated the property to the Western Reserve Historical Society in 1936. In 1980, Congress established James A. Garfield National Historic Site to memorialize the life of our 20th President.

James A. Garfield Home
has been designated a
Registered National
Historic Landmark

under the provisions of the
Historic Sites Act of August 21, 1935
This site possesses exceptional value
in commemorating and illustrating
the history of the United States
U.S. Department of the Interior
National Park Service
HM NumberHMX43
Series This marker is part of the National Historic Landmarks series
Year Placed1964
Placed ByNational Park Service
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014 at 1:42pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 470784 N 4612664
Decimal Degrees41.66520000, -81.35093333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 39.912', W 81° 21.056'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 39' 54.72" N, 81° 21' 3.36" W
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Area Code(s)440
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 8081 Mentor Ave, Mentor OH 44060, US
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