Mary Edwards Walker Birthplace and Home Site

This marker identifying the birthplace of Mary Edwards Walker was placed by the Oswego Town Board in 1977.
Type: Officially Marked Monument Involved: Walker, Mary Edwards
Location: Near 255 Bunker Hill Road
Oswego, NY
Cause: Woman’s Rights / Suffrage; Dress Reform

Mary Edwards Walker was born in a house on Bunker Hill Road outside Oswego. It served as her lifelong residence whenever she resided in Oswego. Walker died at the nearby home of the Dwyers, neighbors who cared for her during her final illness.

The house was lost to fire many years after Walker’s death. No trace of the structure remains. A historical marker was placed on the vacant lot in 1977.