Wheeling in Ohio County, West Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Alexis de Tocqueville
Democracy in America
visited this area during his 1831-32 tour of America
Placed by C-Span and the Cable Television Industry while retracing the tour in 1997-1998
Erected 1998 by C-Span and the Cable Television Industry.
Location. 40° 4.221′ N, 80° 43.126′ W. Marker is in Wheeling, West Virginia, in Ohio County. Marker is on Grandview Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. The Marker is on the Front wall of 989 Grandview Street to the right (north) of the front door. Grandview Street runs along the steep slope high above Wheeling West Virgina. Marker is at or near this postal address: 989 Grandview Street, Wheeling WV 26003, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Vineyard Hills (a few steps from this marker); Slave Auction Block (approx. ¼ mile away); Board of Trade and Court Theatre (approx. ¼ mile away); Washington Hall (approx. 0.3 miles away); Wheeling Post No. 1 (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Siege of Fort Henry Wheeling Suspension Bridge (approx. 0.3 miles away); Fort Henry (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wheeling.
Also see . . . Alexis de Tocqueville Biography - Wikipedia. (Submitted on April 9, 2013, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
1. Tocqueville in Wheeling
Joseph Epstein describes Tocqueville's visit to Wheeling in his 2009 book Alexis de Tocqueville:
"By November (1831) they traveled from Baltimore to Pittsburgh, on a steamboat that was wrecked in the Ohio River, near Wheeling, West Virginia, giving Tocqueville his second experience of nearly drowning. Escaping the wreckage, they embarked on yet another ship for the burgeoning city of Cincinnati."
— Submitted April 7, 2013, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 7, 2013, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 355 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on April 7, 2013, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.