Charles Young Buffalo Soldiers National Monument
Col. Charles Young House
Front and side of the house
|Website||Charles Young Buffalo Soldiers National Monument|
|NRHP Reference #||74001506|
|Added to NRHP||March 30, 1974|
|Designated NHL||May 30, 1974|
The Colonel Charles Young house is a National Historic Landmark in Wilberforce, Ohio. A career U.S. Army officer, Charles Young was born into slavery in Kentucky in 1864. He was the third African American graduate of West Point, the first black U.S. national park superintendent, the first African American military attaché, and the highest ranking black officer in the United States Army until his death in 1922. He also taught military science at Wilberforce University.
On March 25, 2013, under the Antiquities Act, President Barack Obama designated the house as the Charles Young Buffalo Soldiers National Monument, a unit of the National Park Service. Operated as a house museum with exhibits as well about the Buffalo Soldiers, it is currently open for public visitation.
- National Afro-American Museum and Cultural Center, also in Wilberforce
- List of National Monuments of the United States
- National Park Service (2008-04-15). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
- "Colonel Charles Young House". National Historic Landmark summary listing. National Park Service. Retrieved 2008-06-16.
- "Presidential Proclamation -- Charles Young Buffalo Soldiers National Monument". The White House, Office of the Press Secretary. March 23, 2013. Retrieved March 9, 2014.
- "Charles Young Buffalo Soldiers National Monument celebrated". Dayton Daily News. April 2, 2013. Archived from the original on March 9, 2014.
- Official website
- Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS) No. OH-2249, "Colonel Charles Young House, Columbia Pike between Clifton & Stevenson Roads, Wilberforce, Greene County, OH", 9 photos, 4 data pages, 1 photo caption page