“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”

North Bend in Hamilton County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)

The Miami Purchase

William Henry Harrison Memorial Trail

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You are standing in the middle of an important real estate deal.

It was known as the Miami Purchase. To collect money for the young nation, the United States Congress made this land and other large tracts of the Northwest Territory available to speculators. In 1791 President George Washington approved the sale of the Miami Purchase to Judge John Cleves Symmes.

At the time the government had not yet mapped this territory. Dark forests grew to the edge of the river. Conflict between settlers and the Miami and Shawnee Indians were reported back east.

Despite the risks, American settlers steadily pushed westward. And Symmes knew there was money to be made in selling small parcels of land to these new settlers. In 1789 he led a group of thirty to the Miami Purchase, establishing North Bend at this site.

The Purchase
The Miami Purchase consisted of 330,000 acres of land between the Great Miami and the Little Miami rivers. It stretched from the Ohio River Into what are now Hamilton, Butler, and Warren counties. John Cleves Symmes purchased the land from the United States Congress in 1791,

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paying 674 an acre.

George Washington approved the Miami Purchase in 1791.

John Cleves Symmes was a New Jersey judge and served in the Continental! Congress before he moved to North Bend.
Erected by The Ohio History Connection.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Government & PoliticsNative Americans.
Location. 39° 9.082′ N, 84° 45.159′ W. Marker is in North Bend, Ohio, in Hamilton County. Marker is on Cliff Road 0.1 miles north of Brower Road, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 41 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. A different marker also named The Miami Purchase (here, next to this marker); Congress Green Cemetery (here, next to this marker); Mill Stone (here, next to this marker); Harrison's Resume (a few steps from this marker); Child Of The Revolution (a few steps from this marker); President Harrison (a few steps from this marker); The Frontier Politician (a few steps from this marker); The River And The Land (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in North Bend.

Credits. This page was last revised on February 24, 2021. It was originally submitted on February 22, 2021, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. This page has been viewed 3 times since then. Last updated on February 23, 2021, by Bradley Owen of Morgantown, West Virginia. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.
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Mar. 7, 2021