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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Georgetown, Ohio

Clickable Map of Brown County, Ohio and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Brown County, OH (56) Adams County, OH (46) Clermont County, OH (122) Clinton County, OH (46) Highland County, OH (37) Bracken County, KY (23) Mason County, KY (82)  BrownCounty(56) Brown County (56)  AdamsCounty(46) Adams County (46)  ClermontCounty(122) Clermont County (122)  ClintonCounty(46) Clinton County (46)  HighlandCounty(37) Highland County (37)  BrackenCountyKentucky(23) Bracken County (23)  MasonCounty(82) Mason County (82)
Georgetown is the county seat for Brown County
Georgetown is in Brown County
      Brown County (56)  
      Adams County (46)  
      Clermont County (122)  
      Clinton County (46)  
      Highland County (37)  
      Bracken County, Kentucky (23)  
      Mason County, Kentucky (82)  
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1 Ohio, Brown County, Georgetown — Boyhood Home of Ulysses S. GrantEighteenth President of the United States of America
Of this furlough after the sophomore term at West Point, Grant wrote. "This i enjoyed beyond any other period of my life. Most of my time was spent among my old school mates." Personal Memoirs of U.S. Grant Volume IMap (db m199483) HM
2 Ohio, Brown County, Georgetown — Brown County Courthouse Reconstruction
This plaque is dedicated to those whose efforts contributed to and made possible the reconstruction of the Brown County Courthouse severely damaged by fire in 1977.Map (db m199472) HM
3 Ohio, Brown County, Georgetown — Brown County World War II Memorial
1941 - 1945 In honor of those of Brown County who gave their lives in World War II "He lives in fame, that died in virtue's cause" Charles Colthar • Calvin Schuler • Garrett Hamm • Wilbur Watson • Paul Kelly • Eugene . . . Map (db m199474) WM
4 Ohio, Brown County, Georgetown — Cahall Bros Inc.
Established in 1953 by Brothers Calvin and Perry Cahall, operated by Kyle and Roland Cahall, sons of Calvin, Since 1990Map (db m214460) HM
5 Ohio, Brown County, Georgetown — 2-8 — Dixon-Washburn Log House
This house originally stood at Logan’s Gap, Union Township. By tradition, it was constructed in 1783 by Indian scouts William Dixon and Cornelius Washburn who became residents of Brown County. Dixon lived in this house until 1800.Map (db m135937) HM
6 Ohio, Brown County, Georgetown — Gen. U. S. Grant First School
Gen. U.S. Grant first attended school in this house in 1829Map (db m199478) HM
7 Ohio, Brown County, Georgetown — 3-8 — General Thomas Lyon Hamer1800-1846 — Teacher-Lawyer-Congressman-Soldier —
Master Mason (1824), Georgetown Lodge No. 72, Free and Accepted Masons.
"…Hamer was one of the ablest men Ohio ever produced. I have always believed that had his life been spared, he would have been President of the United . . . Map (db m70909) HM WM
8 Ohio, Brown County, Georgetown — 12 — GeorgetownRaiders in the Town Square — John Hunt Morgan Heritage Trail —
Brigadier General John Hunt Morgan sent his brother, Colonel Richard Morgan, and about 200 Confederate raiders on a foraging expedition into Georgetown the morning of July 15, 1863. Elizabeth King wrote a letter to Ulysses S. Grant in 1884 . . . Map (db m136005) HM
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9 Ohio, Brown County, Georgetown — 11-8 — Gist SettlementScott Township
Through the terms of his will, absentee British landowner Samuel Gist freed his 350 slaves in Virginia. Gist (c.1723-1815) intended that these freed people would remain on the land and receive instruction in Christianity and that schools . . . Map (db m136037) HM
10 Ohio, Brown County, Georgetown — Grant Schoolhouse State Memorial
Built circa 1829, Georgetown, Ohio. As a young boy Ulysses Grant attended classes at this site between 1829 and 1835.Map (db m166307) HM
11 Ohio, Brown County, Georgetown — Korean War & Vietnam War Memorial
In honor of those from Brown County who gave their lives in the Korean War and Vietnam War Darrel B. Boothby • James G. Boyd • Avone Eads • James R. Emery • Kenneth R. Foreman • Oliver E. Wallingford • David Bingamon • Charles . . . Map (db m221615) WM
12 Ohio, Brown County, Georgetown — Life in the 1800sWork, work, work
Hiram Ulysses Grant, as he was originally named, lived in this brick house from the time he was a year old until he left to attend West Point at age 17. Grant's father, Jesse, built the family home and a tannery across the street. Work in a . . . Map (db m199482) HM
13 Ohio, Brown County, Georgetown — School in the 1800sReading, 'riting, and 'rithmatic
Grant attended local schools from 1827 to 1838, most of those years in Georgetown and in this building. Public schools as we know them did not exist at the time. This was a private or subscription school. Parents paid a tuition of $1.50 to $2 . . . Map (db m166308) HM
14 Ohio, Brown County, Georgetown — The American Creed — Brown County Veterans Memorial —
I believe in the United States of America as a government of the people, by the people, for the people; whose just powers are derived from the consent of the governed; a democracy in a republic; a sovereign nation of many sovereign states; a . . . Map (db m136034) WM
15 Ohio, Brown County, Georgetown — The Davis Ammen House
. . . Map (db m199486) HM
16 Ohio, Brown County, Georgetown — The Georgetown United Methodist Church
First dedicated May 1847 Rededicated May 1929 Rededicated May 1995 Architect: Roger Short Associates General Contractor: Garrison Construction Pastor: Rev. Delbert Harper Planning Committee: Bonnie Cochran, Roger Crawford, Jill . . . Map (db m199485) HM
17 Ohio, Brown County, Georgetown — The Washburn-Dixon Log House
Constructed in 1793 by William Dixon and Cornelius Washburn, Indian scouts who helped to clear for settlement the area that became Brown County.Map (db m135967) HM
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18 Ohio, Brown County, Georgetown — U.S. Grant Boyhood Home
U.S. Grant Boyhood Home has been designated a National Historic Landmark This site posses national significance in commemorating the history of the United States of America 1985 National Park Service United States Department . . . Map (db m199479) HM
19 Ohio, Brown County, Georgetown — Ulysses GrantAverage Student to U.S. President
Date of Birth April 27, 1822 Education 1827-1836 Local subscription school in Georgetown, Ohio 1836-1837 Boarding school in Maysville, Kentucky 1838-1839 Boarding school in Ripley, Ohio 1839-1843 U.S. Military Academy at West . . . Map (db m166309) HM
20 Ohio, Brown County, Georgetown — Ulysses GrantHorse Whisperer
Grant loved horses, and it seemed as if they loved and understood him. As a toddler he played around the horses at his father's tannery, swinging on their tails and crawling under their bellies. His skills as a trainer and rider made him a legend . . . Map (db m199481) HM
21 Ohio, Brown County, Georgetown — Ulysses S. GrantNative Son — “...this place remained my home...” —
Commander of Union Army, 1864–1869. • 18th President of the United States, 1869–1877. • “Let Us Have Peace” —Ulysses S. Grant, 1868.Map (db m236061) HM WM
22 Ohio, Brown County, Georgetown — 1-8 — Ulysses S. Grant Boyhood Home
U.S. Grant, general-in-chief of the Armies of the United States, 18th president and first native Ohioan to be elected chief executive, lived in this house from 1824 to 1839. Jesse R. Grant, his father, built the original part fronting Water . . . Map (db m70910) HM WM
23 Ohio, Brown County, Georgetown — War Savings Stamps
In recognition of the patriotism of the people of Brown County who oversubscribed their war savings quota in 1918 this tablet is gratefully erected by the Ohio War Savings CommitteeMap (db m214453) HM WM
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Mar. 1, 2024