Historic Markers Across Georgia

Dwight David Eisenhower (Side 1)

Marker ID: HCC 
Location: Austin Loop and Vibbert Avenue, Fort Benning
County: Chattahoochee
Coordinates: N 32° 22.097    W 084° 57.483
  32.368283    -84.95805
Waymark: WMNJHW
Dwight David Eisenhower (Side 1) Marker
Photo by Markerman


October 14, 1890-March 28, 1969
The 34th President of the United States, Dwight D. Eisenhower, lived with his family at 206 Austin Loop, while stationed at Fort Benning as a major from 1926-1927. During that time, he served as executive office of the 24th Infantry and commanded the 2nd Battalion. He also coached the Fort Benning Doughboy football team to an all-Army championship. Dwight D. Eisenhower was born to Ida and David Eisenhower in Denison Texas on October 14, 1890. In 1891, he and his family moved to Abilene, Kansas. He was assigned to Fort Sam Houston, Texas, where he met and married Mamie Geneva Doud in 1916.

Erected by the AUSA and the Historic Chattahoochee Commission, 1990.