Boyhood Home of Grover Cleveland - Fayetteville, N.Y.
Posted by: PTCRAZY
N 43° 01.785 W 076° 00.424
18T E 417954 N 4764610
Quick Description: On Route 5 in Fayetteville stands a plaque that indicates the location of the boyhood home of Grover Cleveland, U.S. President from 1884 to 1888 and from 1892 to 1896.
Location: New York, United States
Date Posted: 9/2/2009 9:49:04 PM
Waymark Code: WM752J
In the center of Fayetteville, New York stands a plaque, located in front of a very nice home. This plaque serves to honor the location of the boyhood home of Grover Cleveland. Grover Cleveland served as U.S. President for two non-consecutive terms, from 1884 to 1888 as 22nd President, and again from 1892 to 1896 as 24th President. He is the only President to serve two non-consecutive terms and to be counted twice in the numbering of the Presidents.
Cleveland was the fifth of nine children, five sons and four daughters. He was named Stephen Grover in honor of the first pastor of the First Presbyterian Church of Caldwell, where his father was pastor at the time, but he did not use the name Stephen in his adult life. In 1841, the Cleveland family moved to this house in Fayetteville, where Grover spent much of his childhood. Neighbors would later describe him as full of fun and inclined to play pranks, and fond of outdoor sports.
President Name: Grover Cleveland
Term Of Office: 1884-1888 and again from 1892-1896
Date of Birth: 03/18/1837
Birth Place?: Not Listed
- Post a photo in front of the historical marker or sign that identifies the building.
- Post another photo showing the building. Often these can be accomplished in the same photo.
- Describe the location and provide any additional information that you may have learned during your visit.