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Herbert Hoover National Historic Site
Location West Branch, Iowa, USA
Nearest city Iowa City, Iowa
Coordinates 41°40′07″N 91°20′53″W / 41.66861°N 91.34806°W / 41.66861; -91.34806Coordinates: 41°40′07″N 91°20′53″W / 41.66861°N 91.34806°W / 41.66861; -91.34806
Area 187 acres (0.76 km²)
Established August 12, 1965
Visitors 152,214 (in 2005)
Governing body National Park Service
Herbert Hoover National Historic Site
U.S. National Register of Historic Places
U.S. National Historic Landmark
The Herbert Hoover birthplace
Location: West Branch, Iowa
Built/Founded: 1874
Added to NRHP: October 15, 1966[1]
Designated NHL: June 23, 1965,[2]
NRHP Reference#: 66000110

The Herbert Hoover National Historic Site buildings and grounds in West Branch, Iowa, are preserved by the National Park Service to commemorate the life of the 31st President of the United States. The site is also known as Herbert Hoover Birthplace. It includes the small cottage where Herbert Hoover was born in 1874, a blacksmith shop similar to the one owned by his father, the first West Branch schoolhouse, and the Quaker meetinghouse where the Hoover family worshipped. Also located on the grounds are the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum, the gravesites of Hoover and his wife, First Lady Lou Henry Hoover, and an 81-acre (308,000 m²) tallgrass prairie.

As Herbert Hoover Birthplace, the site was declared a National Historic Landmark on June 23, 1965.[2][3]

The National Historic Site was established on August 12, 1965.


  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2007-01-23.  
  2. ^ a b "Herbert Hoover Birthplace". National Historic Landmark summary listing. National Park Service. Retrieved 2007-10-03.  
  3. ^ Roy H. Matterson (sp?) (November 10, 1964) National Survey of Historic Sites and Buildings: Herbert Hoover Birthplace, National Park Service and Accompanying 1 photo, exterior, undated.

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