Gallipolis in Gallia County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Hon. Samuel Finley Vinton
(1792 - 1862)
A native of South Hadley, Massachusetts, he came to Gallipolis ca. 1818. An eminent lawyer and member of U.S. Congress 22 years, he was chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee during the Mexican War, founding father of the U.S. Department of the Interior, honored in his own time by the naming of Vinton County in 1850. Buried Pine Street Cemetery.
Erected 1986 by Gallia County Historical Society, O.O. McIntyre Park District, and The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 4-27.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection marker series.
Location. 38° 48.984′ N, 82° 11.989′ W. Marker is in Gallipolis, Ohio, in Gallia County. Marker is on Pine Street (Ohio Route 160), on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is about 150 feet north of the Pine Street Cemetery gate. Marker is in this post office area: Gallipolis OH 45631, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. In Memoriam (within shouting distance of this marker); Pine Street Colored Cemetery (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); African Methodist Episcopal Church Charles E. Holzer, Sr., M.D. (approx. half a mile away); The Dunmore War 1774 (approx. 0.6 miles away); Morning Dawn Lodge No. 7 Free and Accepted Masons (approx. 0.6 miles away but has been reported missing); Our House (approx. 0.6 miles away); 1790 - Gallipolis - 1940 (approx. ¾ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gallipolis.
Also see . . .
1. Samuel Finley Vinton Congressional Bio. (Submitted on May 9, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Vinton County, Ohio. (Submitted on May 9, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Samuel Finley Vinton. (Submitted on May 9, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Categories. • Government • Natural Resources • Notable Events • Notable Persons • Political Subdivisions • Politics • War, Mexican-American •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 9, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 672 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on May 9, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.