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Georgetown in Brown County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

General Thomas Lyon Hamer

1800-1846

 

— Teacher-Lawyer-Congressman-Soldier —

 
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By Don Morfe, August 21, 2008
1. General Thomas Lyon Hamer Marker
Inscription.  Master Mason (1824), Georgetown Lodge No. 72, Free and Accepted Masons.

"...Hamer was one of the ablest men Ohio ever produced. I have always believed that had his life been spared, he would have been President of the United States..."

Ulysses S. Grant, Memoirs Vol. 1
 
Erected 1978 by Sixth District Past Masters and Officers Association and The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 3-8.)
 
Topics and series. This memorial is listed in this topic list: Government & Politics. In addition, it is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection series list.
 
Location. 38° 51.954′ N, 83° 54.115′ W. Marker is in Georgetown, Ohio, in Brown County. Memorial is on East Grant Avenue west of North Water Street, on the right when traveling west. The marker is on the grounds of the Grant Boyhood Home. It is misnumbered on its face. The official marker number is 3-8, not 3-30. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 219 E Grant Ave, Georgetown OH 45121, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this
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By Don Morfe, August 21, 2008
2. General Thomas Lyon Hamer Marker
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marker. Ulysses S. Grant Boyhood Home (a few steps from this marker); Georgetown (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Ulysses S. Grant (about 600 feet away); The American Creed (about 700 feet away); School in the 1800s (approx. ¼ mile away); Grant Schoolhouse State Memorial (approx. ¼ mile away); Ulysses Grant (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Washburn-Dixon Log House (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Georgetown.
 
General Thomas Lyon Hamer Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, August 21, 2008
3. General Thomas Lyon Hamer Marker
Thomas L. Hamer,<br>Who appointed Grant to West Point. image. Click for full size.
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4. Thomas L. Hamer,
Who appointed Grant to West Point.
From McClure's Magazine, Vol. VIII, No 3, January 1897.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 25, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 24, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 573 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 24, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland.   4. submitted on November 25, 2020, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Al Wolf was the editor who published this page.

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