List of Presidents of the United States by home state

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

Birth places

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:

Date of birthPresidentBirthplaceState of birthIn office
February 22, 1732George WashingtonWestmoreland CountyVirginia(1st) April 30, 1789 – March 4, 1797
October 30, 1735John AdamsBraintreeMassachusetts(2nd) March 4, 1797 – March 4, 1801
April 13, 1743Thomas JeffersonShadwellVirginia(3rd) March 4, 1801 – March 4, 1809
March 16, 1751James MadisonPort ConwayVirginia(4th) March 4, 1809 – March 4, 1817
April 28, 1758James MonroeMonroe HallVirginia(5th) March 4, 1817 – March 4, 1825
March 15, 1767Andrew JacksonWaxhaws RegionSouth/North Carolina(7th) March 4, 1829 – March 4, 1837
July 11, 1767John Quincy AdamsBraintreeMassachusetts(6th) March 4, 1825 – March 4, 1829
February 9, 1773William Henry HarrisonCharles City CountyVirginia(9th) March 4, 1841 – April 4, 1841
December 5, 1782Martin Van BurenKinderhookNew York(8th) March 4, 1837 – March 4, 1841
November 24, 1784Zachary TaylorBarboursvilleVirginia(12th) March 4, 1849 – July 9, 1850
March 29, 1790John TylerCharles City CountyVirginia(10th) April 4, 1841 – March 4, 1845
April 23, 1791James BuchananCove GapPennsylvania(15th) March 4, 1857 – March 4, 1861
November 2, 1795James K. PolkPinevilleNorth Carolina(11th) March 4, 1845 – March 4, 1849
January 7, 1800Millard FillmoreSummerhillNew York(13th) July 9, 1850 – March 4, 1853
November 23, 1804Franklin PierceHillsboroughNew Hampshire(14th) March 4, 1853 – March 4, 1857
December 29, 1808Andrew JohnsonRaleighNorth Carolina(17th) April 15, 1865 – March 4, 1869
February 12, 1809Abraham LincolnSinking SpringKentucky(16th) March 4, 1861 – April 15, 1865
April 27, 1822Ulysses S. GrantPoint PleasantOhio(18th) March 4, 1869 – March 4, 1877
October 4, 1822Rutherford B. HayesDelawareOhio(19th) March 4, 1877 – March 4, 1881
November 19, 1831James A. GarfieldMoreland HillsOhio(20th) March 4, 1881 – September 19, 1881
October 5, 1829Chester A. ArthurFairfieldVermont(21st) September 19, 1881 – March 4, 1885
August 20, 1833Benjamin HarrisonNorth BendOhio(23rd) March 4, 1889 – March 4, 1893
March 18, 1837Grover ClevelandCaldwellNew Jersey(22nd) March 4, 1885 – March 4, 1889
(24th) March 4, 1893 – March 4, 1897
January 29, 1843William McKinleyNilesOhio(25th) March 4, 1897 – September 14, 1901
December 28, 1856Woodrow WilsonStauntonVirginia(28th) March 4, 1913 – March 4, 1921
September 15, 1857William H. TaftCincinnatiOhio(27th) March 4, 1909 – March 4, 1913
October 27, 1858Theodore RooseveltNew York CityNew York(26th) September 14, 1901 – March 4, 1909
November 2, 1865Warren G. HardingBlooming GroveOhio(29th) March 4, 1921 – August 2, 1923
July 4, 1872Calvin CoolidgePlymouthVermont(30th) August 2, 1923 – March 4, 1929
August 10, 1874Herbert HooverWest BranchIowa(31st) March 4, 1929 – March 4, 1933
January 30, 1882Franklin D. RooseveltHyde ParkNew York(32nd) March 4, 1933 – April 12, 1945
May 8, 1884Harry S. TrumanLamarMissouri(33rd) April 12, 1945 – January 20, 1953
October 14, 1890Dwight D. EisenhowerDenisonTexas(34th) January 20, 1953 – January 20, 1961
August 27, 1908Lyndon B. JohnsonStonewallTexas(36th) November 22, 1963 – January 20, 1969
February 6, 1911Ronald ReaganTampicoIllinois(40th) January 20, 1981 – January 20, 1989
January 9, 1913Richard NixonYorba LindaCalifornia(37th) January 20, 1969 – August 9, 1974
July 14, 1913Gerald FordOmahaNebraska(38th) August 9, 1974 – January 20, 1977
May 29, 1917John F. KennedyBrooklineMassachusetts(35th) January 20, 1961 – November 22, 1963
June 12, 1924George H. W. BushMiltonMassachusetts(41st) January 20, 1989 – January 20, 1993
October 1, 1924Jimmy CarterPlainsGeorgia(39th) January 20, 1977 – January 20, 1981
June 14, 1946Donald TrumpNew York CityNew York(45th) January 20, 2017 – Incumbent
July 6, 1946George W. BushNew HavenConnecticut(43rd) January 20, 2001 – January 20, 2009
August 19, 1946Bill ClintonHopeArkansas(42nd) January 20, 1993 – January 20, 2001
August 4, 1961Barack ObamaHonoluluHawaii(44th) January 20, 2009 – January 20, 2017
Note: = Colony, pre–1776, rather than state.

Presidential birthplace and early childhood historic sites

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).[3] 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 George Washington Birthplace National Monument, Colonial Beach, Virginia
John Adams John Adams Birthplace, Quincy, Massachusetts
James Madison Belle Grove Plantation, Port Conway, Virginia
James Monroe James Monroe Family Home Site, Colonial Beach, Virginia
John Quincy Adams John Quincy Adams Birthplace, Quincy, Massachusetts
William Henry Harrison Berkeley Plantation, Charles City County, Virginia
John Tyler Greenway Plantation, Charles City County, Virginia
James Buchanan Buchanan's Birthplace State Park, Cove Gap, Pennsylvania
James K. Polk
President James K. Polk Historic Site, Pineville, North Carolina
Franklin Pierce Franklin Pierce Homestead, Hillsborough, New Hampshire
Abraham Lincoln Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park, Hodgenville, Kentucky
Ulysses S. Grant Grant Birthplace, Point Pleasant, Ohio
Chester A. Arthur Chester Alan Arthur State Historic Site, Fairfield, Vermont
Grover Cleveland Grover Cleveland Birthplace, Caldwell, New Jersey
William McKinley
McKinley Birthplace Home and Research Center, Niles, Ohio
Woodrow Wilson Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library, Staunton, Virginia
William Howard Taft William Howard Taft National Historic Site, Cincinnati, Ohio
Theodore Roosevelt Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace National Historic Site, New York City, New York
Calvin Coolidge Calvin Coolidge Homestead District, Plymouth, Vermont
Herbert Hoover Herbert Hoover National Historic Site, West Branch, Iowa
Franklin D. Roosevelt Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt National Historic Site, Hyde Park, New York
Harry S. Truman Harry S Truman Birthplace State Historic Site, Lamar, Missouri
Dwight D. Eisenhower Eisenhower Birthplace State Historic Site, Denison, Texas
Lyndon B. Johnson Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park, Stonewall, Texas
Ronald Reagan Birthplace of Ronald Reagan, Tampico, Illinois
Richard Nixon Birthplace of Richard Nixon, Yorba Linda, California
Gerald R. Ford Gerald R. Ford Birthsite and Gardens, Omaha, Nebraska
John F. Kennedy John Fitzgerald Kennedy National Historic Site, Brookline, Massachusetts
Bill Clinton President William Jefferson Clinton Birthplace Home National Historic Site, Hope, Arkansas

States of primary affiliation

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

  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. 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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