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Covington in Kenton County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Grant House

 
 
Grant House Marker post image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, May 30, 2021
1. Grant House Marker post
Inscription.  From 1859 to 1873 this was the home of Jesse Root and Hannah (Simpson) Grant, parents of General Ulysses S. Grant, 18th President of the United States. Jesse served as the Postmaster of Covington from 1866 to 1872. Gen. Grant's sister, Mary, lived here with her husband, Rev. Michael Cramer, who served as United States Minister to Denmark.

President Grant visited this house on several occasions. In January 1862, he sent his wife and children here to live. The children attended local schools. Among the famous persons to visit here were Generals William T. Sherman, A.H. Terry, George Stoneman and John Rawlins, who was later Secretary of War.
Presented by the family of A. L. Eilerman.

 
Erected 1978 by Kentucky Historical Society and Kentucky Department of Transportation. (Marker Number 1594.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #18 Ulysses S. Grant, and the Kentucky Historical Society series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1859.
 
Location.
Grant House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, May 30, 2021
2. Grant House Marker
Marker post is in lower left corner.
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Marker has been reported missing. It was located near 39° 5.147′ N, 84° 30.434′ W. Marker was in Covington, Kentucky, in Kenton County. Marker was on Greenup Street south of East 5th Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker was at or near this postal address: 520 Greenup Street, Covington KY 41011, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this location. Clayton-Bullock House (within shouting distance of this marker); First United Methodist Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Noted Historian (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Hearne Mansion (about 500 feet away); Senator Richard P. Ernst / Ernst Mansion (about 700 feet away); John W. Stevenson Home (approx. 0.2 miles away); Dr. Geo. V. Flaig (approx. 0.2 miles away); Northern KY’s 1st Hospital (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Covington.
 
More about this marker. Inscription obtained from Kentucky Historical Society's marker database.
 
Also see . . .  Grant House. By McKenzie Martin for the Kentucky Historical Society's ExploreKYHistory series. (Submitted on June 4, 2021, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 4, 2021. It was originally submitted on June 4, 2021, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 37 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 4, 2021, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.
 
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