Near North Bend in Hamilton County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
John Cleves Symmes
Congress Green Cemetery
—Two Subjects, One Marker —
Judge John Cleves Symmes of New Jersey purchased a huge tract of land "between the Miamis" (rivers) stretching from the Ohio River to the Greenville Treaty Line that became known as the Miami Purchase. Symmes helped found the town of North Bend. His daughter, Anna Symmes, married William Henry Harrison, later President of the United States. John Cleves Symmes is buried in the Harrison-Symmes plot in this cemetery.
Originally belonging to the William Henry Harrison family, this cemetery was known as "The Pasture Graveyard" until the Civil War era. It became the final resting place of many members of the Harrison and Symmes families as well as other early settlers to the North Bend area. It was in use until 1884 when Maple Grove Cemetery opened as the official township cemetery.
Erected 1990 by the Ohio Historical Society the State of Ohio. (Marker Number 8- 31.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection marker series.
Location. 39° 9.1′ N, 84° 45.235′ W. Marker is near North Bend, Ohio, in Hamilton County. Marker is on Cliff Road, on the left when traveling north Touch for map. marker is just up the hill from William Henry Harrison’s Tomb SW corner of Cliff Road and Congress Green Road; north off Brower Road. Marker is at or near this postal address: 108 Cliff Rd, North Bend OH 45052, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Abraham Brower (within shouting distance of this marker); William Henry Harrison Tomb (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); William Henry Harrison Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); William Henry Harrison / and the Cincinnati & Whitewater Canal (approx. 0.3 miles away); Benjamin Harrison (approx. half a mile away); Fort Finney (approx. 3˝ miles away); Point Farm (approx. 3˝ miles away); Indiana - Ohio State Line Monument (approx. 3.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in North Bend.
Categories. • Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Settlements & Settlers •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 28, 2015, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. This page has been viewed 242 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on March 28, 2015, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. • Al Wolf was the editor who published this page.