Cincinnati in Hamilton County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Procter & Gamble
Begun as a partnership between soap maker William Procter and candle maker James Gamble in 1837, Procter & Gamble (P&G) grew from its roots to become one of the world's largest and best-known consumer products companies. Building on Civil War candle and soap contracts, P&G grew rapidly by nationally marketing its floating Ivory Soap (1879). Innovative product research and creative marketing techniques resulted in the development of dozens of successful, universally recognized brands and expansion into beauty care, paper, and health care products. Its worldwide headquarters remains in Cincinnati.
Erected 2003 by The Ohio Bicentennial Commission and The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 36-31.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection marker series.
Location. 39° 6.124′ N, 84° 30.478′ W. Marker is in Cincinnati, Ohio, in Hamilton County. Marker is at the intersection of 5th Street and Sycamore Street, on the left when traveling east on 5th Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Cincinnati OH 45202, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Athenaeum (approx. 0.2 miles away); Stephen C. Foster (approx. 0.2 miles away); Fort Washington Powder Magazine (approx. 0.2 miles away); Kennedy Speech (approx. 0.2 miles away); Fort Washington (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Fort Washington (approx. 0.2 miles away); Salmon Portland Chase (approx. 0.2 miles away); Lytle Park (approx. ¼ mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Cincinnati.
Also see . . . History of Procter & Gamble. (Submitted on November 15, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Categories. • Industry & Commerce • Notable Persons • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 1,143 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.