Georgetown in Brown County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Ulysses S. Grant Boyhood Home
U.S. Grant, general-in-chief of the Armies of the United States, 18th president and first native Ohioan to be elected chief executive, lived in this house from 1824 to 1839. Jesse R. Grant, his father, built the original part fronting Water Street in 1824 and later built an addition fronting Main Cross Street, now Grant Avenue.
"This place remained my home, until at the age of seventeen, in 1839, I went to West Point."
Memoirs of U.S. Grant
Erected 1966 by The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 1-8.)
Topics and series. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: Government & Politics • War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #18 Ulysses S. Grant, and the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1824.
Location. 38° 51.958′ N, 83° 54.108′ 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. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Georgetown OH 45121, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. General Thomas Lyon Hamer (a few steps from this marker); Georgetown (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Ulysses S. Grant (about 700 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.
1. National Historic Landmark Status
On Feb. 4, 1985 U.S. Grant Boyhood Home was added to the National Historic Landmark list. 76001374 In 1976, the house was listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
— Submitted September 29, 2020, by Robert Baughman of Bellefontaine, Ohio.
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