(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.
|Series||This marker is part of the Ohio: Ohio Historical Society series|
|Placed By||The Ohio Bicentennial Commission, The Longaberger Company, The Edison Birthplace Association, Inc., and The Ohio Historical Society|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Tuesday, October 7th, 2014 at 1:57am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17T E 365674 N 4573302|
|Decimal Degrees||41.30000000, -82.60445000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 41° 18', W 82° 36.267'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||41° 18' 0.00" N, 82° 36' 16.02" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Area Code(s)||419, 567|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 9 N Edison Dr, Milan OH 44846, US|
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