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Wheeling in Ohio County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
 

Alexis de Tocqueville

 
 
Alex De Tocqueville Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Allen C. Browne, May 27, 2007
1. Alex De Tocqueville Marker
Inscription.  

The 25 year-old French aristocrat and author of
Democracy in America
visited this area during his 1831-32 tour of America

Placed by C-Span and the Cable Television Industry while retracing the tour in 1997-1998
 
Erected 1998 by C-Span and the Cable Television Industry.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicGovernment & Politics.
 
Location. 40° 4.221′ N, 80° 43.126′ W. Marker is in Wheeling, West Virginia, in Ohio County. Marker is on Grandview Street, on the right when traveling north. The Marker is on the Front wall of 989 Grandview Street to the right (north) of the front door. Grandview Street runs along the steep slope high above Wheeling West Virginia. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 989 Grandview Street, Wheeling WV 26003, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Vineyard Hills (a few steps from this marker); Charles W. Russell House (approx. ¼ mile away); Slave Auction Block
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(approx. ¼ mile away); Board of Trade and Court Theatre (approx. ¼ mile away); The First Saint Joseph Cathedral (approx. ¼ mile away); Odd Fellows Hall Association (approx. ¼ mile away); Washington Hall (approx. ¼ mile away); Wheeling Post No. 1 (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wheeling.
 
Also see . . .  Alexis de Tocqueville Biography - Wikipedia. (Submitted on April 9, 2013, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
 
Additional commentary.
1. Tocqueville in Wheeling
Joseph Epstein describes Tocqueville's visit to Wheeling in his 2009 book Alexis de Tocqueville:

"By November (1831) they traveled from Baltimore to Pittsburgh, on a steamboat that was wrecked in the Ohio River, near Wheeling, West Virginia, giving Tocqueville his second experience of nearly drowning. Escaping the wreckage, they embarked on yet another ship for the burgeoning city of Cincinnati."
    — Submitted April 7, 2013, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.
Alex De Tocqueville Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Allen C. Browne, May 27, 2007
2. Alex De Tocqueville Marker
 
Tocqueville C-Span image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Allen C. Browne, May 27, 2007
3. Tocqueville C-Span
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 30, 2018. It was originally submitted on April 7, 2013, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 684 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 7, 2013, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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