Point Pleasant in Clermont County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
U. S. Grant Birthplace
Grant served as quartermaster in the Mexican War (1846 - 1848), but resigned from the Army in 1854. He was living in Galena, Illinois, and working in the family's leather store at the outbreak of the Civil War in 1861. He volunteered for military service. Known as "Unconditional Surrender," Grant was appointed general-in-chief of Union forces by President Abraham Lincoln in 1864. His name recognition and lack of political ties made him the ideal candidate for the Republican nomination for the U.S. presidency. Grant was elected to two terms in 1868 and 1872. Despite Grant's character, his choice
Erected 2003 by the Ohio Bicentennial Commission and the Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 5-13.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection marker series.
Location. 38° 53.66′ N, 84° 13.964′ W. Marker is in Point Pleasant, Ohio, in Clermont County. Marker is at the intersection of Ohio Route 232 and Ohio River Scenic Byway (U.S. 52), on the right when traveling east on State Route 232. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1551 State Route 232, New Richmond OH 45157, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Ulysses Grant (here, next to this marker); Grant Birthplace (here, next to this marker); U.S. Grant Historic District (a few steps from this marker); Ulysses Simpson Grant (within shouting distance of this marker); Grant Memorial Bridge (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker Ulysses Simpson Grant (within shouting distance of this marker); Henry Clark Corbin / Colclazer Run (approx. 1½ miles away); Mt. Zion Chapel / Mt. Zion Cemetery - Lafayette School (approx. 1.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Point Pleasant.
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. See the Cottage on Mt. McGregor mentioned on the marker where Ulysses S. Grant died on July 23, 1885.
Categories. • Heroes • Notable Places • Politics • War, US Civil •
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