History & Culture
Clinton Family Historical Collection
President William Jefferson Clinton was born William Jefferson Blythe III at Julia Chester Hospital in Hope Arkansas on August 19, 1946. Named after his birth father who was fatally wounded in an automobile accident three months prior to a young Bill Blythe's birth.
President William Jefferson Clinton Birthplace Home National Historic Site preserves the home that William Jefferson Blythe III (Bill Clinton) spent his formative years. The home located on 117 South Hervey Street in Hope Arkansas is where a young President Clinton learned many childhood lessons.
"In this house I learned to walk and talk I learned to pray I learned to read and I learned to count by number cards my grandparents tacked on the kitchen window". - President Clinton, Dedication Speech at the Birthplace Home in 1999.
President Clinton lived in this house for the first four years of his life with his mother and maternal grandparents he continued to visit his grandparents here until his grandfather's death in 1956.