Georgetown in Brown County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Average Student to U.S. President
Date of Birth
April 27, 1822
1827-1836 Local subscription school in Georgetown, Ohio
1836-1837 Boarding school in Maysville, Kentucky
1838-1839 Boarding school in Ripley, Ohio
1839-1843 U.S. Military Academy at West Point - ranked 21st in class of 39
1829-1839 Hauled wood, cleared and plowed fields, transported passengers, and worked in father's tannery
1857-1860 Various jobs in St. Louis
1860 Leather Store Clerk at father's store
1843 Commissioned brevet 2nd Lt. in 4th U.S. Infantry
1845 Promoted to 2nd Lt.
1846-1848 Fought in Mexican War
1847 Promoted to 1st Lt.
1848-1852 Stationed at Sackets Harbor, N.Y. and Detroit
1852-1854 Stationed along Pacific coast
1853 Promoted to Captain
1854 Resigned commission as Captain
1861, June Re-entered army as a Colonel of Illinois Volunteer Regiment
1861, August Appointed to Brigadier General
1862 Promoted to Major General
1864 Promoted to Lt. General and given command of the Union
Political Offices Held
1867-1868 U.S. Secretary of War
1869-1877 18th U.S. President
When Grant enrolled at West Point the congressman who made the appointment did not know his full name, Hiram Ulysses Grant. The congressman left out Hiram and added S as the middle initial, because Simpson was Grant’s mother's maiden name.
Erected by The Ohio History Connection.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Education • Patriots & Patriotism • War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #18 Ulysses S. Grant series list. A significant historical date for this entry is April 27, 1822.
Location. 38° 51.728′ N, 83° 54.187′ W. Marker is in Georgetown, Ohio, in Brown County. Marker is on Water Street south of 3rd Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 508 S Water St, Georgetown OH 45121, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Grant Schoolhouse State Memorial (here, next to this marker); School in the 1800s (here, next to this marker); The American Creed (approx. ¼ mile away); Georgetown (approx. ¼ mile away); General Thomas Lyon Hamer
(approx. ¼ mile away); The Washburn-Dixon Log House (approx. ¼ mile away); Dixon-Washburn Log House (approx. ¼ mile away); Ulysses S. Grant Boyhood Home (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Georgetown.
More about this marker. Located at the U.S. Grant Schoolhouse Historic Site. This originally one-room school attended by Ulysses was built in 1829 and served as Georgetown's schoolhouse for over twenty years until it was replaced in 1852. The building became Ohio History Connection property in 1941, and it can be toured with the U.S. Grant Homestead Association.
Credits. This page was last revised on April 23, 2022. It was originally submitted on February 5, 2021, by TeamOHE of Napoleon, Ohio. This page has been viewed 177 times since then and 117 times this year. It was the Marker of the Week April 17, 2022. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on February 5, 2021, by TeamOHE of Napoleon, Ohio. 3. submitted on April 16, 2022, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. 4. submitted on February 5, 2021, by TeamOHE of Napoleon, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.