Cincinnati in Hamilton County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Lucius Quinctius Cincinnatus
Circa 458 BC
The legendary Roman is seen here after he had defeated the Aequians and rescued the trapped Roman army. With one hand he returns the fasces, symbol of power as appointed dictator of Rome. His other hand holds the plow, as he resumes the life of a citizen and farmer.
Our city was named in 1790 by Governor Arthur St. Clair, member of the Society of the Cincinnati, an order of Revolutionary War officers whose first president was George Washington.
Given to the city, to honor the volunteer spirit of the citizen-soldier, Cincinnatus, by members and friends of the Cincinnatus Association.
Erected 1984 by Cincinnatus Association.
Location. 39° 6.009′ N, 84° 29.94′ W. Marker is in Cincinnati, Ohio, in Hamilton County. Marker is along the Ohio River in Sawyer Point Park, about 100 feet east of the Newport Southbank pedestrian bridge (former Louisville & Nashville Railroad bridge). Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 801 East Pete Rose Way, Cincinnati OH 45202, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 1749 French Claims to Ohio River Valley The Irish in Cincinnati (within shouting distance of this marker); Bicentennial Commons at Sawyer Point (within shouting distance of this marker); The Sultana (within shouting distance of this marker); Cincinnati's German Heritage (within shouting distance of this marker); The Black Brigade of Cincinnati (within shouting distance of this marker); Corporal Merrill Laws Ricketts Marine Corps Memorial (approx. ¼ mile away); Robert S. Duncanson (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cincinnati.
Also see . . . Cincinnatus. (Submitted on December 17, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on December 2, 2019. This page originally submitted on December 17, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 2,536 times since then and 64 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on December 17, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.