North Bend in Hamilton County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
The River And The Land / Harrison Tomb and Congress Green Cemetery
William Henry Harrison Memorial Trail
The River and the Land
When William Henry Harrison arrived in Ohio in 1791, this was a plentiful land. Alive with thick forests and flowing streams, the region was home to animals such as buffalo, bear, elk, and wild turkey. The Ohio River, full of fish and clean, clear water, was every bit as bountiful.
Indians had lived on this land 15,000 years before its "discovery” by European explorers. Tribes like the Shawnee and the Miami considered the Ohio River sacred, believing that it was the center of the world. The Iroquois called the river "0-Y-0" meaning "Great River".
So much has changed since Harrison's time that it is hard to imagine what remains the same. Even the Ohio River has been transformed Once an untamed source of food, transportation and hardship, the Ohio is now controlled by a system of locks and dams. These changes have transformed the Ohio.
Harrison Tomb and Congress Green Cemetery
Glimpses Of The Past
Much has changed since William Henry Harrison first set foot in this area. At that time, 95%
Buffalo once roamed these lands. As hunters arrived from the east, whole herds were killed off for their meat, fur. and horns. Other species, both plant and animal, suffered for the buffalo's loss.
Still, you can see glimpses of that past here. In accordance with the United States Fish and Wildlife Service's natural preservation strategy, portions of this site have been returned to their natural state.
Though the buffalo are gone, the endangered Running Buffalo Clover can be found in the Lawn of Congress Green Cemetery, nestled in sporadic clumps.
Follow the nature trail to Harrison's Tomb and will travel through a remnant forest, you descendant of the forests that young Ensign Harrison marched through in the early days of his military career.
Erected by The Ohio History Connection.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Government & Politics. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #09 William Henry Harrison, and the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1791.
Location. 39° 9.08′ N, 84° 45.145′ W. Marker is in North Bend, Ohio, in Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 35 Cliff Rd, North Bend OH 45052, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. From Ensign To Captain / The Frontier Politician (here, next to this marker); Child Of The Revolution / Harrison's Resume (here, next to this marker); Life At North Bend / President Harrison (here, next to this marker); The Political Desert / Tippecanoe and Tyler Too! (here, next to this marker); Congress Green Cemetery / The Miami Purchase (a few steps from this marker); Mill Stone (within shouting distance of this marker); Abraham Brower (within shouting distance of this marker); William Henry Harrison Tomb (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in North Bend.
Credits. This page was last revised on July 2, 2022. It was originally submitted on February 22, 2021, by TeamOHE of Napoleon, Ohio. This page has been viewed 67 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on February 22, 2021, by TeamOHE of Napoleon, Ohio. 3, 4. submitted on July 2, 2022, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.