H3696 : The Wilson Homestead, Dergalt

taken 18 years ago, 3 km from Strabane, Co Tyrone, Northern Ireland

The Wilson Homestead, Dergalt
The Wilson Homestead, Dergalt
James Wilson left this house for America in 1807 when he was 20. The Wilsons still occupy the modern farmhouse next door and are full of stories about the fascinating Wilson photographs and artifacts.

Open April-Sept Mon-Sun 2-6 pm. Adult 25p, child 15p. - not very expensive!

The Tyrone cottage – once owned by the family of Woodrow Wilson – is now owned by the Ulster American Folk Park near Omagh.

Woodrow Wilson was the 28th president of the US, from 1913 to 1921.

According to author Billy Kennedy, James Wilson (grandfather of the president) was 20 years old when he emigrated from Dergalt to Philadelphia in 1807.

He had recently completed a printer’s apprenticeship at Gray’s Printing Shop.
Printer John Dunlap printed the American Declaration of Independence in 1776.

More recent image and description of fire damage H3696 : President Wilson House, Dergalt
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Tuesday, 27 June, 2006   (more nearby)
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Wednesday, 28 June, 2006
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Historic building   (more nearby)
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Irish: geotagged! H 369 962 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:48.7370N 7:25.6097W
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Irish: geotagged! H 369 962
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