Birthplace of Thomas A. Edison

Birthplace of Thomas A. Edison (HMQOU)

Location: Milan, OH 44846 Erie County
Country: United States of America

N 41° 18', W 82° 36.267'

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(1847-1931)

One of America's most prolific and important inventors, Thomas Alva Edison was born in this house in 1847. Designed by his father, Samuel Edison, a shingle maker by trade, this small gabled brick cottage was built in 1841. Though the Edisons moved to Port Huron, Michigan, in 1854, when he was seven, Edison cherished the memories of his early boyhood here and acquired the home from his sister's family in 1906. Edison's daughter Madeleine Edison Sloane opened the home to the public as a memorial to the great inventor in 1947, the centennial of his birth. It became a registered National Historic Landmark in 1965.
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HM NumberHMQOU
Series This marker is part of the Ohio: Ohio Historical Society series
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Marker Number20-22
Year Placed2002
Placed ByThe Ohio Bicentennial Commission, The Longaberger Company, The Edison Birthplace Association, Inc., and The Ohio Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, October 7th, 2014 at 1:57am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 365674 N 4573302
Decimal Degrees41.30000000, -82.60445000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 18', W 82° 36.267'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 18' 0.00" N, 82° 36' 16.02" W
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Area Code(s)419, 567
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 9 N Edison Dr, Milan OH 44846, US
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