Lebanon in Warren County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
(1794 - 1865)
One of the most effective political orators of his era, Tom Corwin (nicknamed "the Wagon Boy" for his War of 1812 service) resided here from 1839 until his death. A Whig stump speaker known for his wit and eloquence, he was elected governor of Ohio in 1840 and campaigned for William Henry Harrison in his presidential victory that year. Corwin served six terms in Congress and one in the Senate, where he spoke out against the Mexican War in 1847. He also served as secretary of the treasury in the Fillmore administration and as President Lincoln's minister to Mexico.
Built and first occupied by Corwin's brother-in-law Phineas Ross in 1818, the Corwin House is representative of Federal-style architecture of this period.
Erected 2001 by Ohio Bicentennial Commission, The Longaberger Company, Recovery Services of Warren and Clinton Counties, and The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 3-83.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection marker series.
Location. 39° 26.024′ N, 84° 12.729′ W. Marker is in Lebanon, Ohio, in Warren County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street and Corwin Street (Ohio Route 63), on the Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 210 W. Main Street, Lebanon OH 45036, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Lebanon Library / Harmon Hall (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Town Square / City Hall Site (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Village Ice Cream Parlor (approx. 0.2 miles away); Christmas Tree Park (approx. 0.2 miles away); LCNB Building (approx. ¼ mile away); The Town Plat / The Tharp House (approx. ¼ mile away); Broadway Bridge (approx. ¼ mile away); I.O.O.F. Temple (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lebanon.
Also see . . .
1. Thomas Corwin Congressional Biography. (Submitted on November 4, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Thomas Corwin. (Submitted on November 4, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Categories. • Government • Notable Buildings • Notable Persons • Politics • War of 1812 • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 4, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 1,157 times since then and 42 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on November 4, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.