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

Grant House

 
 
Grant House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Baker
1. Grant House Marker
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 family of A. L. Eilerman.

 
Erected 1976 by Kentucky Historical Society, and Kentucky Department of Transportation. (Marker Number 1594.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Notable BuildingsWar, US Civil. In addition, it is included
Grant House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Baker
2. Grant House Marker
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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. 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 north of 6th 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. Some local residents believe the marker was removed to be re-painted, but the work has been delayed.
 
Also see . . .  Grant House. By McKenzie Martin for the Kentucky Historical Society's ExploreKYHistory series. (Submitted on June 4, 2021, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.) 
 
Grant House image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Baker
3. Grant House
The marker is to the left of the house.
Grant House Marker (Side A) image. Click for full size.
Warren LeMay via Flickr/Public domain, March 8, 2020
4. Grant House Marker (Side A)
Post that once held the Grant House marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, May 30, 2021
5. Post that once held the Grant House marker
Grant House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, May 30, 2021
6. Grant House Marker
Marker post is in lower left corner.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 8, 2021. It was originally submitted on June 4, 2021, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 106 times since then and 39 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 8, 2021, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California.   4. submitted on December 3, 2021, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.   5, 6. submitted on June 4, 2021, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.
 
Editor’s want-list for this marker. Photo of the marker after it is refurbished and installed. • Can you help?

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Jul. 3, 2022