List of Presidents of the United States by home state

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These lists give the states of primary affiliation and of birth for each President of the United States.

Birth places[edit]

Twenty-one states claim the distinction of being the birthplace of a president. One president's birth state is in dispute; North and South Carolina (British colonies at the time) both lay claim to Andrew Jackson, who was born in 1767, in the Waxhaw region along their common border. Jackson himself considered South Carolina as his birth state.[1] Born on December 5, 1782, Martin Van Buren was the first president born an American citizen (and not a British subject).[2]

The term Virginia dynasty is sometimes used to describe the fact that four of the first five U.S. presidents were from Virginia. The number of presidents born per state, counting Jackson as being from South Carolina, are:

Note: Dates of birth sort by month and day    Colony, pre American Revolution = Colony, pre–1776, rather than state.
Birth
Order
President Date of birth/death Birthplace Statedagger of birth In office
1 George Washington 02-22February 22, 1732 - December 14, 1799 Westmoreland County Virginiadagger (1st) April 30, 1789 – March 4, 1797
2 John Adams 10-30 October 30, 1735 - July 4, 1826 Braintree Massachusettsdagger (2nd) March 4, 1797 – March 4, 1801
3 Thomas Jefferson 04-13 April 13, 1743 - July 4, 1826 Shadwell Virginiadagger (3rd) March 4, 1801 – March 4, 1809
4 James Madison 03-16 March 16, 1751 - June 28, 1836 Port Conway Virginiadagger (4th) March 4, 1809 – March 4, 1817
5 James Monroe 04-28 April 28, 1758 - July 4, 1831 Monroe Hall Virginiadagger (5th) March 4, 1817 – March 4, 1825
6 John Quincy Adams 07-11 July 11, 1767 - February 23, 1848 Braintree Massachusettsdagger (6th) March 4, 1825 – March 4, 1829
7 Andrew Jackson 03-15 March 15, 1767 - June 8, 1845 Waxhaws Region South/North Carolinadagger (7th) March 4, 1829 – March 4, 1837
8 Martin Van Buren 12-05 December 5, 1782 - July 24, 1862 Kinderhook New York (8th) March 4, 1837 – March 4, 1841
9 William Henry Harrison 02-09 February 9, 1773 - April 4, 1841 Charles City County Virginiadagger (9th) March 4, 1841 – April 4, 1841
10 John Tyler 03-29 March 29, 1790 - January 18, 1862 Charles City County Virginia (10th) April 4, 1841 – March 4, 1845
11 James K. Polk 11-02 November 2, 1795 - June 15, 1849 Pineville North Carolina (11th) March 4, 1845 – March 4, 1849
12 Zachary Taylor 11-24 November 24, 1784 - July 9, 1850 Barboursville Virginia (12th) March 4, 1849 – July 9, 1850
13 Millard Fillmore 01-07 January 7, 1800 - March 8, 1874 Summerhill New York (13th) July 9, 1850 – March 4, 1853
14 Franklin Pierce 11-23 November 23, 1804 - October 8, 1869 Hillsborough New Hampshire (14th) March 4, 1853 – March 4, 1857
15 James Buchanan 04-23 April 23, 1791 - June 1, 1868 Cove Gap Pennsylvania (15th) March 4, 1857 – March 4, 1861
16 Abraham Lincoln 02-12 February 12, 1809 - April 15, 1865 Sinking Spring Kentucky (16th) March 4, 1861 – April 15, 1865
17 Andrew Johnson 12-29 December 29, 1808 - July 31, 1875 Raleigh North Carolina (17th) April 15, 1865 – March 4, 1869
18 Ulysses S. Grant 04-27 April 27, 1822 - July 23, 1885 Point Pleasant Ohio (18th) March 4, 1869 – March 4, 1877
19 Rutherford B. Hayes 10-04 October 4, 1822 - January 17, 1893 Delaware Ohio (19th) March 4, 1877 – March 4, 1881
20 James A. Garfield 11-19 November 19, 1831 - September 19, 1881 Moreland Hills Ohio (20th) March 4, 1881 – September 19, 1881
21 Chester A. Arthur 10-05 October 5, 1829 - November 18, 1886 Fairfield Vermont (21st) September 19, 1881 – March 4, 1885
22 Grover Cleveland 03-18 March 18, 1837 - June 24, 1908 Caldwell New Jersey (22nd) March 4, 1885 – March 4, 1889
23 Benjamin Harrison 08-20 August 20, 1833 - March 13, 1901 North Bend Ohio (23rd) March 4, 1889 – March 4, 1893
24 Grover Cleveland 03-18 March 18, 1837 - June 24, 1908 Caldwell New Jersey (24th) March 4, 1893 – March 4, 1897
25 William McKinley 01-29 January 29, 1843 - September 14, 1901 Niles Ohio (25th) March 4, 1897 – September 14, 1901
26 Theodore Roosevelt 10-27 October 27, 1858 - January 6, 1919 New York City New York (26th) September 14, 1901 – March 4, 1909
27 William H. Taft 09-15 September 15, 1857 - March 8, 1930 Cincinnati Ohio (27th) March 4, 1909 – March 4, 1913
28 Woodrow Wilson 12-28 December 28, 1856 - February 3, 1924 Staunton Virginia (28th) March 4, 1913 – March 4, 1921
29 Warren G. Harding 11-02 November 2, 1865 - August 2, 1923 Blooming Grove Ohio (29th) March 4, 1921 – August 2, 1923
30 Calvin Coolidge 07-04 July 4, 1872 - January 5, 1933 Plymouth Vermont (30th) August 2, 1923 – March 4, 1929
31 Herbert Hoover 08-10 August 10, 1874 - October 20, 1964 West Branch Iowa (31st) March 4, 1929 – March 4, 1933
32 Franklin D. Roosevelt 01-30 January 30, 1882 - April 12, 1945 Hyde Park New York (32nd) March 4, 1933 – April 12, 1945
33 Harry S. Truman 05-08 May 8, 1884 - December 26, 1972 Lamar Missouri (33rd) April 12, 1945 – January 20, 1953
34 Dwight D. Eisenhower 10-14 October 14, 1890 - March 28, 1969 Denison Texas (34th) January 20, 1953 – January 20, 1961
35 John F. Kennedy 05-29 May 29, 1917 - November 22, 1963 Brookline Massachusetts (35th) January 20, 1961 – November 22, 1963
36 Lyndon B. Johnson 08-27 August 27, 1908 - January 22, 1973 Stonewall Texas (36th) November 22, 1963 – January 20, 1969
37 Richard Nixon 01-09 January 9, 1913 - April 22, 1994 Yorba Linda California (37th) January 20, 1969 – August 9, 1974
38 Gerald Ford 07-14 July 14, 1913 - December 26, 2006 Omaha Nebraska (38th) August 9, 1974 – January 20, 1977
39 Jimmy Carter 10-01 October 1, 1924 Plains Georgia (39th) January 20, 1977 – January 20, 1981
40 Ronald Reagan 02-06 February 6, 1911 - June 5, 2004 Tampico Illinois (40th) January 20, 1981 – January 20, 1989
41 George H. W. Bush 06-12 June 12, 1924 Milton Massachusetts (41st) January 20, 1989 – January 20, 1993
42 Bill Clinton[3] 08-19 August 19, 1946 Hope Arkansas (42nd) January 20, 1993 – January 20, 2001
43 George W. Bush[4] 07-06 July 6, 1946 New Haven Connecticut (43rd) January 20, 2001 – January 20, 2009
44 Barack Obama[5] 08-04 August 4, 1961 Honolulu Hawaii (44th) January 20, 2009 – January 20, 2017
45 Donald J. Trump 06-14 June 14, 1946 New York City New York (45th) January 20, 2017 – Incumbent

Presidential birthplace and early childhood historic sites[edit]

The birthplaces and early childhood residences of many U.S. presidents have been preserved or replicated. In instances where a physical structure is absent, a monument or roadside marker has been erected to denote the site's historic significance. All sites in the table below are listed in the National Register of Historic Places.

A dramatic shift in childbirth from home to hospital occurred in the United States in the early 20th century (mid–1920s to 1940).[6] Reflective of this trend, all presidents born after World War II (Bill Clinton and every president since) have been born in a hospital, not a private residence.

President Image Historic site
George Washington Geo Washington birthplace.jpg George Washington Birthplace National Monument, Colonial Beach, Virginia
John Adams John Adams birthplace, Quincy, Massachusetts.JPG John Adams Birthplace, Quincy, Massachusetts
James Madison MadisonBirthplacePortConwayVA.jpg Belle Grove Plantation, Port Conway, Virginia
James Monroe James Monroe Family Home Site - Stierch.JPG James Monroe Family Home Site, Colonial Beach, Virginia
John Quincy Adams John Quincy Adams birthplace, Quincy, Massachusetts.JPG John Quincy Adams Birthplace, Quincy, Massachusetts
William Henry Harrison Berkeley plantation harrison home.jpg Berkeley Plantation, Charles City County, Virginia
John Tyler Greenway, State Route 5 vicinity, Charles City vicinity (Charles City County, Virginia).jpg Greenway Plantation, Charles City County, Virginia
James Buchanan Buchanan's Birthplace State Park.jpg Buchanan's Birthplace State Park, Cove Gap, Pennsylvania
James K. Polk
Seal of the President of the United States.svg
President James K. Polk Historic Site, Pineville, North Carolina
Franklin Pierce HillsboroughNH FranklinPierceHomestead.jpg Franklin Pierce Homestead, Hillsborough, New Hampshire
Abraham Lincoln Abraham Lincoln Birthplace NHS.jpg Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park, Hodgenville, Kentucky
Ulysses S. Grant GrantBirthplace.jpg Grant Birthplace, Point Pleasant, Ohio
Chester A. Arthur Fairfield ChesterArthur Nov2007.JPG Chester Alan Arthur State Historic Site, Fairfield, Vermont
Grover Cleveland Grover Cleveland birthplace01.jpg Grover Cleveland Birthplace, Caldwell, New Jersey
William McKinley
Seal of the President of the United States.svg
McKinley Birthplace Home and Research Center, Niles, Ohio
Woodrow Wilson Wilson Birthplace Jan 2007.jpg Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library, Staunton, Virginia
William Howard Taft Taft NHS 1.jpg William Howard Taft National Historic Site, Cincinnati, Ohio
Theodore Roosevelt Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace.jpg Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace National Historic Site, New York City, New York
Calvin Coolidge PlymouthVT CalvinCoolidgeBirthplace.jpg Calvin Coolidge Homestead District, Plymouth, Vermont
Herbert Hoover Herbert Hoover birthplace.jpg Herbert Hoover National Historic Site, West Branch, Iowa
Franklin D. Roosevelt Springwood Estate.jpg Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt National Historic Site, Hyde Park, New York
Harry S. Truman Harry S Truman Birthplace SHS 20150715-8218.jpg Harry S Truman Birthplace State Historic Site, Lamar, Missouri
Dwight D. Eisenhower Eisenhower Birthplace State Historic Site in 2009.jpg Eisenhower Birthplace State Historic Site, Denison, Texas
Lyndon B. Johnson Lyndon B. Johnson birthplace NPS.jpg Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park, Stonewall, Texas
Ronald Reagan Tampico Il Main St Hist Dist Reagan Birthplace1.jpg Birthplace of Ronald Reagan, Tampico, Illinois
Richard Nixon Nixonhouse.jpg Birthplace of Richard Nixon, Yorba Linda, California
Gerald R. Ford GeraldFordBirthsiteAndGarden.jpg Gerald R. Ford Birthsite and Gardens, Omaha, Nebraska
John F. Kennedy BrooklineMA JFKHouse.jpg John Fitzgerald Kennedy National Historic Site, Brookline, Massachusetts
Bill Clinton Bill Clinton Birthplace.jpg President William Jefferson Clinton Birthplace Home National Historic Site, Hope, Arkansas

States of primary affiliation[edit]

A list of U.S. Presidents including the state with which each was primarily affiliated, due to residence, professional career, and electoral history. This is not necessarily the state in which the president was born. Nineteen Presidents (denoted with an asterisk) primarily resided in states other than their respective birth states, which are listed above.

State # Presidents (in order of presidency)
 New York 7 Martin Van Buren (8), Millard Fillmore (13), Chester A. Arthur* (21), Grover Cleveland* (22, 24), Theodore Roosevelt (26), Franklin D. Roosevelt (32), Donald Trump (45)
 Ohio 6 William Henry Harrison* (9), Rutherford B. Hayes (19), James A. Garfield (20), William McKinley (25), William Howard Taft (27), Warren G. Harding (29)
 Virginia 5 George Washington (1), Thomas Jefferson (3), James Madison (4), James Monroe (5), John Tyler (10)
 Massachusetts 4 John Adams (2), John Quincy Adams (6), Calvin Coolidge* (30), John F. Kennedy (35)
 California 3 Herbert Hoover* (31), Richard Nixon (37), Ronald Reagan* (40)
 Tennessee 3 Andrew Jackson* (7), James K. Polk* (11), Andrew Johnson* (17)
 Texas 3 Lyndon B. Johnson (36), George H. W. Bush* (41), George W. Bush* (43)
 Illinois 3 Abraham Lincoln* (16), Ulysses S. Grant* (18), Barack Obama* (44)
 Arkansas 1 Bill Clinton (42)
 Georgia 1 Jimmy Carter (39)
 Indiana 1 Benjamin Harrison* (23)
 Kansas 1 Dwight D. Eisenhower* (34)
 Kentucky 1 Zachary Taylor* (12)
 Michigan 1 Gerald Ford* (38)
 Missouri 1 Harry S. Truman (33)
 New Hampshire 1 Franklin Pierce (14)
 New Jersey 1 Woodrow Wilson* (28)
 Pennsylvania 1 James Buchanan (15)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Collings, Jeffrey (March 7, 2011). "Old fight lingers over Old Hickory's roots". The Washington Post. Washington, D.C.: The Washington Post Company. 
  2. ^ Glass, Andrew (July 21, 2014). "Van Buren slips into coma, July 21, 1862". Arlington County, Virginia: Politico. Retrieved January 6, 2018. 
  3. ^ "President William Jefferson Clinton Birthplace Home National Historic Site: History & Culture". Washington, D.C.: National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior. Retrieved December 5, 2017. 
  4. ^ Ahles, Dick (December 24, 2000). "Bush's Birthplace? It's Deep in the Heart of... New Haven". The New York Times. Archived from the original on October 26, 2010. Retrieved December 27, 2010. 
  5. ^ https://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/08/23/AR2008082301620.html
  6. ^ Thomasson, Melissa A.; Treber, Jaret (January 2008). "From home to hospital: The evolution of childbirth in the United States, 1928-1940". Explorations in Economic History. Amsterdam, Netherlands: Elsevier. 45 (1): 76–99. doi:10.1016/j.eeh.2007.07.001. Retrieved December 5, 2017. 

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