Amelia Earhart Birthplace

Updated August 5, 2020 | Infoplease Staff

Amelia Earhart Birthplace

Atchison, Kansas

Amelia Earhardt

Amelia Earhart was actually born in her maternal grandparents' home in Atchison, Kansas. Amelia's family lived in several towns during her childhood and her father's job as a railroad agent kept him and the family on the move. They traveled often, instilling in Amelia a love for adventure and new places. Her many winters spent with her grandparents were a stable and happy time fondly remembered by the aviator. The Ninety-Nines, the International Organization of Women Pilots, took over the Earhart birthplace in 1984 and have been renovating and restoring the house as a museum, which was dedicated in 1997.

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