Nixon's Birthplace
Richard Nixon Library & Birthplace
Yorba Linda, CA

Nixon's Birthplace

1912 Farm House his Father Built from a Kit

Nixon's Birthplace
Frank and Hannah Milhous Nixon bought the land and built this farm house in 1912. He planted orange and lemon trees on eight acres. They had one child at the time, Harold, who was about three years old. The following January 9, their second son, Richard, was born. Of the five Nixon boys, Richard was the only one born at home. Edward, the youngest son, was born in Whittier and never lived in the house.

Posted Thursday January 4th 2024

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Birthplace Richard Nixon
Richard Nixon Birthplace
"I was born in a house my father built."
President Richard Nixon

In 1912 Frank and Hannah Nixon built this modest farmhouse on their small citrus ranch. Here Richard Nixon was born, January 9, 1913, and spent his first nine years. He served his country as Congressman, U.S. Senator, Vice President, and 37th President of the United States (1969-1974). He was the first native-born Californian to hold the presidency. President Nixon Achieved significant advances in international diplomacy by end in U.S involvement in the Vietnam War, opening lines of communication with China and the Soviet Union, and initiating the Middle East Peace Process.

California Registered Historical Landmark No. 1015

Plaque placed by the State Department of Parks and Recreation in cooperation with the Richard Nixon Library & Birthplace.
Dedicated January 9, 1995

Richard Nixon Birthplace Landmark 1015

Nixon Birthplace Back

NIXON'S BIRTHPLACE The Nixons left Yorba Linda in 1922 when the groves failed and they moved to Whittier. About 1925 the Yorba Linda School District purchased 5 1/2 acres and erected a school where the Library stands today. In 1948, the district purchased the house and it was rented to the school district's maintenance men and their families for $50 a month. The school was renamed the "Richard M. Nixon Elementary School" when he was elected Vice President.

Nixon Birthplace Side Windows

Nixon Birthplace Markers
  • California State Society Daughters of the American Revolution Commemorates the Birthplace and Honors the Patriotic Service of Richard Nixon
    37th President of the United States of America
    Born January 9, 1913
  • 1912
    Built by Frank and Hannan Nixon from a Kit.
    Historical Site #8
    Yorba Linda Historical Society
  • The Richard Nixon Birthplace Foundation
    Incorporated to preserve the Birthplace of America's 37th President, Richard Nixon.
    This plaque is dedicated to those true fiends on President's Day, February 16, 2009, with appreciation and respect for their good work in saving the President's boyhood home so it may be visited and experienced by generations to come.

Nixon Birthplace Built 1912

Nixon Birthplace Trees
California Pepper Tree
Planted by Richard Nixon's father Frank in 1912

Nixon Birthplace Trees

Nixon Birthplace Trees

Nixon's Birthplace Home

NIXON'S BIRTHPLACE In 1968 Richard Nixon was elected President of the United States. In order to preserve the home, six Yorba Linda businessmen purchased the home and one acre of land in 1977. Facing declining enrollments, the school closed in 1987.

Nixon Birthplace Front

Nixon Birthplace Lincoln Bench
Abraham Lincoln Bench

Nixon Birthplace Lincoln Bench

Nixon Birthplace Lincoln Bench

Birthplace Richard Milhous Nixon
  • Birthplace of Richard Milhous Nixon
    President of the United States of America
    Inaugurated January 20, 1969
    Inaugurated for second term January 20, 1973
    We are proud of our native son
    A man who has spared nothing of himself
    to help build a great nation.
  • The Birthplace of Richard Milhous Nixon
    Who through devotion to his country rose to become Vice President of the United States of America 1952-1960

Birthplace Richard Milhous Nixon

Nixon Birthplace Front Door

NIXON'S BIRTHPLACE Plans to build the Nixon Library in San Clemente were at a standstill. The City of Yorba Linda saw just a glimmer of hope and they approached the school district with a plan to buy the land. They offered the Richard Nixon Presidential Archives Foundation the chance to build in Yorba Linda. President Nixon did not hesitate: "When the City of Yorba Linda had entered the competition with an offer of my father's farm, it took me less than a second to say, 'Do it!"

Nixon Birthplace Chimney