Hamilton in Butler County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
William Dean Howells
Author William Dean Howells (1837-1920) spent his boyhood from 1840 to 1848 in Hamilton. Called the "Dean of American Letters," Howells wrote 35 novels, 35 plays, 34 miscellaneous books, 6 books of literary criticism, 4 books of poetry, and hundreds of newspaper and magazine articles. He shaped the destiny of fellow writers by editing their works for Atlantic Monthly and Harper's. His autobiography entitled A Boy's Town fondly recalls growing up in Hamilton. Throughout life, he broke in new pens by writing, "W. D. Howells, Hamilton, Butler County, Ohio."
Erected 2002 by Ohio Bicentennial Commission, The Longaberger Company, Hamilton Community Foundation, and The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 12-9.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection marker series.
Location. 39° 24.018′ N, 84° 33.899′ W. Marker is in Hamilton, Ohio, in Butler County. Marker is on Monument Avenue, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in the park south of the Soldiers, Sailors & Pioneers Memorial and across Monument Avenue from the former Hotel Anthony Wayne. Marker is at or near this postal address: 10 S. Monument Avenue, Hamilton OH 45011, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. Old Log Building (here, next to this marker); Grand Army of the Republic Memorial (here, next to this marker); A Pioneer Family (a few steps from this marker); The Old Well (within shouting distance of this marker); Soldiers, Sailors, and Pioneers Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Hamilton (within shouting distance of this marker); Founding of Fort Hamilton (within shouting distance of this marker); French Exploration (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hamilton.
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. Howells was born in Martins Ferry, Ohio.
Also see . . . William Dean Howells. (Submitted on March 18, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Categories. • Arts, Letters, Music • Notable Persons •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 18, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 1,350 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on March 18, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. 3, 4. submitted on May 14, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.