William H. McGuffey Boyhood Home Site

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McGuffey, William H., Boyhood Home Site
Fields and a hill at the McGuffey Boyhood Homesite.jpg
Overview of the site
William H. McGuffey Boyhood Home Site is located in Ohio
William H. McGuffey Boyhood Home Site
Location 4505 McGuffey Road, Coitsville Township, Mahoning County, Ohio
Coordinates 41°6′57″N 80°33′31″W / 41.11583°N 80.55861°W / 41.11583; -80.55861Coordinates: 41°6′57″N 80°33′31″W / 41.11583°N 80.55861°W / 41.11583; -80.55861
Built 1802
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 66000617
Significant dates
Added to NRHP October 15, 1966[1]
Designated NHL May 23, 1966[2]

The William H. McGuffey Boyhood Home Site is a National Historic Landmark in Mahoning County, Ohio. It represents the location where William H. McGuffey, creator of the McGuffey Readers first resided in Ohio. The original 165.5-acre (67.0 ha) property was first occupied by the McGuffey family as early as 1802, but the family did not purchase it until 1814. 73 acres (30 ha) remain of the property, including the reputed location of the now-vanished McGuffey cabin. McGuffey lived there for sixteen years.

A structure at the site

The precise location of the McGuffey's log cabin is disputed, although there is agreement on the general area. Plans have been proposed for a reconstructed cabin and an educational center.[3]

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  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2008-04-15. 
  2. ^ "William H. McGuffey Boyhood Home Site". National Historic Landmark summary listing. National Park Service. Retrieved 2008-06-16. 
  3. ^ Joseph Scott Mendinghall (February 15, 1975). National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination: William Holmes McGuffey Boyhood Home Site PDF (353 KB). National Park Service.