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Point Pleasant in Clermont County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

U.S. Grant Historic District

 
 
U.S. Grant Historic District Marker image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, July 20, 2011
1. U.S. Grant Historic District Marker
Inscription. U.S. Grant and U.S. Grant Comme[mo]rative Sites Historic District was placed on the National Register of Historic Places 6 August 1998.

The historic district includes:
President U.S. Grant Birthplace-1820-1821
Grant Birthplace Memorial Park-1925-1928
Grant Memorial Bridge-1925-1927
Lee Thompson Caretakers House-1820
Caretakers Garage-1936

WPA constructed limestone retaining walls, stone steps leading to the confluence of Indian Creek and Ohio River, and stone flagging-1937.

The return of the Grant birthplace to Pt. Pleasant was spearheaded by Judge Hugh L. Nichols from 1922-1936.
 
Erected 2000.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Works Progress Administration (WPA) projects marker series.
 
Location. 38° 53.658′ N, 84° 13.969′ W. Marker is in Point Pleasant, Ohio, in Clermont County. Marker is at the intersection of State Highway 232 and Ohio River Scenic Byway (U.S. 52), on the right when traveling west on State Highway 232. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: 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 (a few steps from this marker); U. S. Grant Birthplace
U.S. Grant Historic District Marker image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, July 20, 2011
2. U.S. Grant Historic District Marker
The birthplace of Ulysses S. Grant is in the background.
(a few steps from this marker); Grant Birthplace (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 also named Ulysses Simpson Grant (within shouting distance of this marker); Henry Clark Corbin / Colclazer Run (approx. 1.5 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.
 
More about this marker. The marker is a Clermont County Bicentennial Marker.
 
Categories. Charity & Public WorkNotable PersonsWar, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 23, 2011, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 450 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 24, 2011, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin.
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