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Hamilton in Butler County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

The Hollow Earth Monument

Grave of Capt. John Cleve Symmes

 
 
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By Rev. Ronald Irick, April 17, 2018
1. The Hollow Earth Monument Marker
There are four (4) bronze plaques added to the original stone obelisk. Each contains the text of one of the original carvings.
Inscription. Capt. John Cleves Symmes
as a philosopher,
and the originator of
‘Symmes Theory of Concentric
Spheres and Polar voids.’
He contended that the Earth
is hollow and habitable
within.

Capt. John C. Symmes a Native of New Jersey, died in May 1829
Aged 49 yrs.& 6 months

Capt. John Cleves Symmes entered the Army of the U.S. as an Ensign in the year 1802. He afterward rose to the rank of Captain, and performed daring feats of Bravery in the Battles of Lundy’s Lane and sortie from Fort Erie.
 
Erected 1873 by Americus Symmes.
 
Location. 39° 23.715′ N, 84° 33.696′ W. Marker is in Hamilton, Ohio, in Butler County. Marker is on South Third Street, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. marker is at the center of Symmes Park Playground, originally Ludlow Park, the Hamilton Pioneer Cemetery. Marker is at or near this postal address: 401 South Third Street, Hamilton OH 45011, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Symmes Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Abraham Lincoln's 1859 Hamilton Speech (approx. ¼ mile away); Cosmopolitan No. 4 (approx.

The Hollow Earth Monument Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, April 17, 2018
2. The Hollow Earth Monument Marker
0.3 miles away); Butler County Courthouse (approx. 0.3 miles away); Lentil Park (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Old Well (approx. 0.4 miles away); Grand Army of the Republic Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); William Dean Howells (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hamilton.
 
Also see . . .  Hollow Earth Monument (Atlas Obscura). "A memorial for an outsider theorist who believed that the planet is actually hollow. " (Submitted on April 24, 2018.) 
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesScience & MedicineWar of 1812
 
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By Rev. Ronald Irick, April 17, 2018
3. The Hollow Earth Monument Marker
full view of monument
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By Rev. Ronald Irick, April 17, 2018
4. The Hollow Earth Monument Marker
as seen from 3rd Street
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By Rev. Ronald Irick, April 17, 2018
5. The Hollow Earth Monument Marker
one of the original carvings
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By Rev. Ronald Irick, April 17, 2018
6. The Hollow Earth Monument Marker
The fourth (and largest) plaque, describes the restoration of the monument.
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By Rev. Ronald Irick, April 17, 2018
7. The Hollow Earth Monument Marker
the "Hollow Earth" on top of the monument
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 24, 2018. This page originally submitted on April 20, 2018, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. This page has been viewed 75 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on April 20, 2018, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio.   7. submitted on April 24, 2018, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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