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Former U.S. Presidents: #09 William Henry Harrison Historical Markers

 
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1Arkansas (Benton County), Bella Vista — United States Commanders in Chief
[Written on the initial marker, provided for context] Our Constitution names the President of the United States the Commander in Chief of all the Armed Forces. Presidents who have served in our military are displayed on the following . . . Map (db m92384) HM WM
2District of Columbia (Washington), Southwest Federal Center — The Williams Slave Pen
In 1841, Solomon Northup, a free Black man and professional musician, was drugged, kidnapped, and sold as a slave while visiting Washington, DC to attend the funeral of President William Henry Harrison. Eventually, Northup regained his freedom . . . Map (db m129923) HM
3Idaho (Caribou County), Soda Springs — William Henry Harrison
Oregon Trail Memorial Erected 1931 Restored 1978 Caribou County 4H Builders Club In honor of William Henry Harrison of Massachusetts who lost his life on the Oregon Trail about 1850. Erected by his niece Mrs. Alura F. . . . Map (db m106732) HM
4Illinois (Edwards County), Albion — Abraham Lincoln
Spoke in the oak grove of General William Pickering north of here in the presidential campaign of 1840. He was stumping southern Illinois as a Whig elector for General William Henry Harrison in the Tippecanoe and Tyler Too Campaign. In 1861 . . . Map (db m154578) HM
5Illinois (Lawrence County), Lawrenceville — Lincoln in Lawrenceville
In 1840 Abraham Lincoln, as a Whig elector, campaigned in southern Illinois for William Henry Harrison, Whig presidential candidate. Here in Lawrenceville, on October 28, he had a dispute with a local physician William G. Anderson, who the previous . . . Map (db m178177) HM
6Illinois (Lawrence County), Lawrenceville — Millstones From Smallsburg
These millstones were used in the gristmills of John Small in the early 1800s. The mills at Smallsburg were important in the pioneer times of Lawrence County, not only as a place for grinding grain, but as the social center of the area. Small's Mill . . . Map (db m178169) HM
7Illinois (Lawrence County), Sumner — Vincennes Tract
The western boundary of the Vincennes Tract passed through this point. The line extended south-southwest thirty-nine miles from present-day Crawford through Lawrence, Wabash, and Edwards counties in Illinois. The Vincennes Tract was seventy-two . . . Map (db m98964) HM
8Illinois (Macon County), Decatur — The Railsplitter CandidateLooking for Lincoln
The City of Decatur was chosen as the site for the 1860 Republican State Convention with Abraham Lincoln as the most prominent Republican present. As the convention delegates were beginning to take their first, formal balloting, Richard . . . Map (db m56912) HM
9Illinois (Madison County), Alton — Ryder BuildingLincoln Practiced Here — Life Before Presidency —
Lincoln made frequent legal and political trips to Alton putting him in the heart of Alton history. For nearly twenty-five years before becoming president, Lincoln was a general practice attorney, representing clients in a variety of . . . Map (db m133290) HM
10Illinois (St. Clair County), Cahokia — John Jacob Hays(1770-1836)
John Jacob Hays was born in New York circa 1770. His family emigrated to North America from the Netherlands in 1720. The Hays family belongs to Congregation Shearith Israel, the oldest Jewish Congregation in the United States. John Jacob Hays . . . Map (db m140422) HM
11Illinois (Vermilion County), Ridge Farm — The Treaty Between Harrison and the Indians
The treaty between Harrison and the Indians signed on this spot, 1809.Map (db m131293) HM
12Indiana (Allen County), Fort Wayne — The Last Two American Forts / The Siege of 1812
The Last Two American Forts In 1798, Col. Thomas Hunt began construction on this site of the second American fort at the Three Rivers. this fort, which was completed in 1800, replaced the first, hastily built one erected nearby to the . . . Map (db m21219) HM
13Indiana (Dearborn County), Dillsboro — Dillsboro
The town was laid out by Mathias Whetstone in 1830, and named for General James Dill, soldier in the War of 1812, first county recorder, a member of the Indiana 1816 Constitutional Convention, military associate and friend of Generals William . . . Map (db m45884) HM
14Indiana (Dearborn County), Lawrenceburg — Dearborn County
Formed by proclamation of Indiana Territorial Governor William Henry Harrison March 7, 1803. Named in honor of Major General Henry Dearborn, Secretary of War. The third county to be formed, it was originally much larger. Its present boundaries . . . Map (db m22103) HM
15Indiana (Fayette County), Connersville — John ConnerBorn 1780 - Died 1826
1801 Licensed to trade with the Indians in pelts. 1808 Established here a fur trading post. 1812 Interpreter and guide for Gen. William Henry Harrison prior to and during The War of 1812. 1813 Founded . . . Map (db m152032) HM
16Indiana (Fayette County), Connersville — On This Site John Conner Operated a Two Story Log Indian Trading Post 1808~1815
John Conner (1775~1826) FOUNDER OF CONNERSVILLE, March 4, 1813; Scout and Indian Interpreter for General William Henry Harrison; Treaty maker for the 12 Mile Purchase 1809; Indiana State Senator 1815 - 1822; First Sheriff of Fayette County 1819; . . . Map (db m152028) HM
17Indiana (Fayette County), Connersville — Twelve Mile Line
This plaque marks the western border of the twelve mile cession negotiated by Governor William Henry Harrison with the Miami, Potawatomi, and Delawares, Treaty of Fort Wayne, September 30, 1809.Map (db m44770) HM
18Indiana (Grant County), Marion — Mississinewa Battlefield
On Dec. 17, 1812, Lt. Colonel John B. Campbell with 600 mounted troops arrived at this site under orders to destroy the Miami Indian Villages along the Mississinewa River from here to the present site of Peru. The destruction of the village on . . . Map (db m1512) HM
19Indiana (Harrison County), Corydon — Corydon
Plaque A At the dawn of the 1800’s, Territorial Governor William Henry Harrison rode horseback through this valley and grew to admire the serenity of its hills and streams, and the intrepid determination of its pioneer settlers. A . . . Map (db m137575) HM
20Indiana (Harrison County), Corydon — Harrison County (Indiana) Fair
Oldest continuous County Fair existing in Indiana. First fair held Sept. 11 - 14, 1860. Citizens met jan. 1860, organized Harrison County Agricultural Society, adopted constitution which with amendments governs yet today. Ground purchased Mar. 1860 . . . Map (db m9634) HM
21Indiana (Jennings County), North Vernon — 40.1966.1 — Grouseland Treaty Line(August 21, 1805)
Territorial Governor, William Henry Harrison, in a treaty with Indians held at Vincennes, secured lands which for the first time opened the entire north bank of the Ohio River for settlement.Map (db m45881) HM
22Indiana (Knox County), Vincennes — "Grouseland"Built 1803 - 1804 — Home of William Henry Harrison —
Welcome to "Grouseland" Built 1803 - 1804 Home of William Henry Harrison Governor Indiana Territory 1800 - 1812 President of the United States 1840 Mansion owned and restored by Francis Vigo Chapter Daughters of the . . . Map (db m167023) HM
23Indiana (Knox County), Vincennes — Chief Tecumseh1768 - 1813
The great Shawnee leader lives on as a symbol of Native pride and pan-Indian identity. In the years 1810 and 1811 Tecumseh defended the rights of his people in meetings in Vincennes with William Henry Harrison, Governor of the Indiana Territory. . . . Map (db m61831) HM
24Indiana (Knox County), Vincennes — Home of Francis Vigo
. . . Map (db m23284) HM
25Indiana (Knox County), Vincennes — Indiana Territory
On July 4, 1800, the western part of the Northwest Territory became the Indiana Territory. It covered land that would eventually be included in the present states of Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Wisconsin, and Minnesota. Vincennes, on the . . . Map (db m23266) HM
26Indiana (Knox County), Vincennes — Vincennes University
Marker Plaque Vincennes University was founded in 1801 as Jefferson Academy by William Henry Harrison, Governor of the Indiana Territory and Chartered by the Indiana Territorial Legislature in 1806. The columns of this gateway served as the . . . Map (db m23276) HM
27Indiana (Knox County), Vincennes — 42.2006.1 — William Henry Harrison & Lewis & Clark Expedition
Harrison became Governor of Indiana Territory 1800; he administered government of District of Louisiana 1804-1805. In Vincennes, he served as a contact during the expedition; surviving records document his support and his involvement in decisions . . . Map (db m23251) HM
28Indiana (Marion County), Indianapolis — Chief Tecumseh
The Shawnee orator, diplomat and warrior was born near present-day Dayton, Ohio, in 1768. Tecumseh strove to bond the scattered Native American peoples into a united opposition to white encroachment upon their ancestral lands. In 1791 he joined . . . Map (db m132830) HM
29Indiana (Marion County), Indianapolis — President Benjamin Harrison
The grandson of President William Henry Harrison, Benjamin Harrison was born Aug. 20, 1833, in North Bend, Ohio. The 23rd President of the United States graduated Miami University (Ohio) before opening a law office in Indianapolis in 1854. . . . Map (db m132831) HM
30Indiana (Posey County), Mount Vernon — Posey County History / Early Mt. Vernon History
Left Plaque Posey County History The first recorded white man to come to Posey County was Tom Jones in 1794. Posey County was named in honor of Thomas Posey. Governor of the Indiana Territory at the time it was created on Sept. 7, . . . Map (db m48215) HM
31Indiana (Putnam County), Reelsville — 67.1966.1 — 10 O'Clock Treaty LineTreaty with Potawatomi, Delaware, and Miami Indians
Runs northwest-southeast through this point. On September 30, 1809, Indiana Territorial Governor, William Henry Harrison, obtained for the United States almost three million acres from the Potawatomi, Delaware and Miami tribes.Map (db m18880) HM
32Indiana (Ripley County), Osgood — Abolitionists
A network of anti-slavery leaders involved families of Isaac Levi, a Revolutionary War veteran. He came to Claytown (Osgood) in 1832 from Vevay where he apparently was part of the Underground Railroad; his brother-in-law, John Ewing of Ohio joined . . . Map (db m45940) HM
33Indiana (Tippecanoe County), Battle Ground — The Battle of TippecanoeNovember 7, 1811
Here, on this site, military forces commanded by General William Henry Harrison, engaged in battle with the Indians of the Wabash country led by The Prophet, brother of the great Indian leader, Tecumseh. This battle destroyed forever the hope of . . . Map (db m36205) HM
34Indiana (Tippecanoe County), Battle Ground — Tippecanoe Battlefield Memorial
Panel One American Forces. Men engaged. 910. General Wm. Henry Harrison Commanding attacked at 4: O’Clock A. M. Indian forces led by Prophet. Number engaged about the same as Americans Loss. Americans. Killed 37. “ . . . Map (db m36233) HM
35Indiana (Tippecanoe County), West Lafayette — 79.1953.1 — Tecumseh Trail
Used by Indian tribes and often traveled by Chief Tecumseh prior to defeat of his warriors by Gen. William Henry Harrison at the Battle of Tippecanoe on November 7, 1811.Map (db m34920) HM
36Indiana (Vigo County), Terre Haute — Fort Harrison1812 - 1912
This stone marks the site, and commemorates the One Hundredth Anniversary of the Heroic Defense, of Fort Harrison by a small body of United States Soldiers, assisted by the settlers against the Indians. September 4, 1812 The . . . Map (db m58391) HM
37Indiana (Vigo County), Terre Haute — Ft. Wm. Henry Harrison1811-1822
Built by Gov. Harrison, Oct., 1811, enroute to Tippecanoe to disperse the Indians at Prophet's Town. Capt. Zachary Taylor defended the Fort against a savage Indian attack, Sept., 1812. De-activated in 1822.Map (db m19796) HM
38Indiana (Wabash County), Wabash — Treaty of 1826 Meeting CampParadise Spring Riverwalk
In the early 1820's, the northern half of Indiana had very little white settlement. The Miami and Potawatomie Indians had suffered serious defeats at the hands of General Anthony Wayne along the Maumee River (1794) and William Henry Harrison at . . . Map (db m76568) HM
39Indiana (Warren County), State Line City — Harrison's Trail
Wm. Henry Harrison's army camped one mile southwest of here at the Old Gopher Hill Cemetery Nov. 3, 1811 and Nov. 11, 1811 in route to and from the Battle of Tippecanoe. Several soldiers injured during the battle were buried there.Map (db m177430) HM
40Indiana (Wayne County), Cambridge City — Indian Boundary LineThe Treaty of Fort Wayne — The Twelve Mile Purchase/ The Ten O’Clock Line —
Indian Boundary Line marking the Twelve Mile Purchase from the Indians by the Fort Wayne Treaty in 1809 by Gov. William Henry Harrison Placed by the National Old Trails Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution . . . Map (db m120639) HM
41Indiana (Whitley County), Columbia City — 92.2001.1 — Eel River BattlefieldWar of 1812
After General William Henry Harrison relieved Fort Wayne, he ordered Colonel James Simrall in September 1812 to prevent further Miami Indian attacks in the area. The Miamis fled as troops destroyed villages, crops, and supplies along Eel River; . . . Map (db m1335) HM
42Kansas (Shawnee County), Topeka — Corridor of Flags
Delaware, 1st State December 7, 1787 1609 • Henry Hudson visited Delaware Bay 1638 • Swedish colonists established Fort Christina, Delaware's first permanent settlement, and founded the colony of New Sweden 1655 • Dutch captured New . . . Map (db m47214) HM
43Kentucky (Daviess County), Owensboro — 1158 — Daviess County
Formed in 1815 out of Ohio County. Named for Col. Joseph Hamilton Daveiss. As US attorney for Ky., he prosecuted Aaron Burr in 1806 for treason, in plotting to seize Spanish territory, a friendly nation; but he did not obtain a conviction. Joined . . . Map (db m159320) HM
44Kentucky (Lincoln County), Stanford — Isaac Shelby
The General and Statesman Isaac Shelby’s military decisions at the Battle of King’s Mountain in 1779 secured a critical victory for America during the Revolutionary War. Before war’s end, Shelby had also served in the North Carolina . . . Map (db m120217) HM
45Kentucky (Spencer County), Taylorsville — 837 — County Named, 1824
For Capt. Spear Spencer, Kentucky "Corn Stalk" Militia, 1792-1801. With St. Clair and Wayne Indian campaigns. Captain of Militia of Harrison Co., Ind., 1809. Formed Spencer's "Yellow Jackets", joined Gen. Wm. Henry Harrison's command in Tippecanoe . . . Map (db m136832) HM
46Kentucky (Union County), Morganfield — 1329 — Lincoln Spoke Here
Abraham Lincoln's only political speech in his native state, here, 1840, at age 31. An elector from Illinois, he campaigned for Whig presidential candidate William Henry Harrison. From Shawneetown, across river, Lincoln led parade. Young ladies rode . . . Map (db m123604) HM
47Maryland (Baltimore), Canton — Historic Canton
Through the efforts of the Canton Improvement Association this old and densely populated ethnic neighborhood was named to the National Register of Historic Places in 1978. The two-story red brick row houses are especially noteworthy for their hand . . . Map (db m184476) HM
48Maryland (Frederick County), Frederick — Jacob EngelbrechtA Frederick Diarist on the National Road
In 1826, Jacob Engelbrecht moved to the house across the street near Carroll Creek. He began reporting on the National Road cavalcade that was going by his front door. His priceless diary recorded everything he saw. Travelers he observed included: . . . Map (db m2706) HM
49Maryland (Garrett County), Grantsville — Casselman River Bridge State ParkBicentennial 1813-2013
Spanning the Cassleman River and supporting 200 years of hooves, boots, sleigh runners, and wheels of every type and description, the Cassleman River Bridge begins its third century on the National Road in Grantsville, Maryland. It is one of the . . . Map (db m135702) HM
50Maryland (Garrett County), Grantsville — Casselman River Bridge State ParkBicentennial 1813-2013
Spanning the Casselman River and supporting 200 years of hooves, boots, sleigh runners, and wheels of every type and description, the Casselman River Bridge begins its third century on the National Road in Grantsville, Maryland. It is one of the . . . Map (db m167079) HM
51Maryland (Garrett County), Grantsville — Mountain Maryland Gateway to the WestGarrett County, Maryland
[Side 1] Gateway to the West The overarching theme in the Heritage Area is Garrett County's relationship to the opening and development of America's western frontier in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. In fact Garrett County is . . . Map (db m167053) HM
52Maryland (Washington County), Hagerstown — Hagerstown & The National Road
The National Road was the first Federally-funded road project authorized by Congress. A gateway to the western frontier, it began in Cumberland and extended to Vandalia, Illinois. Heavily used from the time it opened, it was America's first . . . Map (db m148826) HM
53Michigan (Jackson County), Spring Arbor — L1910 — Huron Potawatomi Village / Spring Arbor
Huron Potawatomi Village As early as 1825 large numbers of Potawatomi encamped at this location. One of the most prominent Huron Potatwatomi located here was Wabkezhik (Whapcazeek), who was wounded during the 1811 Battle of Tippicanoe Creek . . . Map (db m84726) HM
54Michigan (Wayne County), Detroit — S0452 — George DeBaptiste Homesite
George DeBaptiste, a long-time Mason, and one of Detroit's most active and impassioned black community leaders, lived on this site during the 1850s and 60s. Born in Virginia about 1815, he moved to Madison, Indiana in 1838 and became involved in the . . . Map (db m14479) HM
55Missouri (Boone County), Rocheport — History of Rocheport
1804... Land Before the Town Prior to its settlement, American Indians used the area we now call Rocheport. The closeness to the river, fertile soils, both salt and freshwater springs, and the protection given by the huge bluffs, rock . . . Map (db m46345) HM
56New Hampshire (Rockingham County), Fremont — John Prescott Lovering's Inncirca 1756
This old Inn/Tavern is one of the most historic landmarks in Fremont. The first Poplin (now Fremont) Town Meeting was held here at Lovering's Inn on August 27, 1764, as were many other Town Meetings. The towns' name was changed from Poplin . . . Map (db m115814) HM
57New Jersey (Sussex County), Walpack Center — Wallpack, N.J.
Wallpack Township, formed in 1731 out of Hunterdon County, included the present townships of Montague, Sandyston and the former Pahaquarry. The Delaware River forms the western boundary and the Old Mine Road, supposedly built by Dutch miners . . . Map (db m49024) HM
58Ohio (Auglaize County), Fort Shawnee — 1-6 — Fort AmandaOhio Historical Marker
After Gen. William Hull's surrender at Detroit early in the War of 1812, most of Michigan Territory came under British and Indian control. To prevent a possible invasion of Ohio, Gen. William Henry Harrison, commander of the Northwestern Army, . . . Map (db m165760) HM
59Ohio (Auglaize County), Kossuth — Fort Amanda Monument
Erected by grateful people to the memory of the pioneer soldiers of Ohio and other states who fell in defense of their homes from Indian depredations, and in twhe War of 1812. Fort Amanda Erected by order of General William H. . . . Map (db m167048) HM
60Ohio (Auglaize County), Kossuth — Sketch of a Soldier
The fort was built, maintained, operated and defended by both militia and regular army companies from primarily Kentucky and Ohio. The Kentuckians, made up of members of the militia, first built and manned the fort in 1812. The Ohioans came to . . . Map (db m167088) HM
61Ohio (Champaign County), Urbana — 13-11 — John Anderson Ward Farmstead / John Quincy Adams Ward & Edgar Melville Ward
Side A: John Anderson Ward Farmstead John Anderson Ward had this Federal style house constructed from 1823-1825 on land inherited from his father, Urbana's founder Colonel William Ward. The Colonel's will stipulated that a local mason . . . Map (db m13822) HM
62Ohio (Columbiana County), Wellsville — Wellsville Mural
[Mural is on both sides of brick walls on the northern end of town that lie on both sides of the street:] Wellsville Revitalization Committee Picnic "Riverside" Presbyterian Church, USA 525 Riverside Ave. Founded April 5, 1831 . . . Map (db m156060) HM WM
63Ohio (Cuyahoga County), Cleveland — Near this site Fort Huntington was Erected
Near this site Fort Huntington was erected by Captain Stanton Sholes' Company May, 1813. On June 19, 1813, a part of the British flee appeared off the fort but was driven away by a storm and no attack made. General William Henry Harrison and staff . . . Map (db m17869) HM
64Ohio (Darke County), Greenville — Signing of the Treaty of Greene Ville
Signed near this location on Aug. 3, 1795 Line Drawing of the Principal Figures in the signing of the treaty 1. Anthony Wayne 2. Little Turtle • 3. William Wells 4. William Henry Harrison 5. William Clark • 6. Meriwether Lewis . . . Map (db m28801) HM
65Ohio (Darke County), Greenville — 6-19 — Tecumseh / Shawnee Prophet's Town
Side A: Tecumseh One of the most influential Native Americans of the 19th century, Tecumseh was born in 1768 in the Pickaway settlements on the Mad River and raised by older siblings at Old Town. A prominent Shawnee war leader who vigorously . . . Map (db m28646) HM
66Ohio (Defiance County), Defiance — 4-20 — Fort Winchester
[Front Text] : "Fort Winchester" General William Henry Harrison ordered the construction of Fort Winchester at the beginning of October 1812 and it was completed October 15. The fort served as a forward observation post and supply . . . Map (db m37974) HM
67Ohio (Defiance County), Defiance — C32 — Fort WinchesterOhio Revolutionary Memorial Trail
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68Ohio (Defiance County), Defiance — 2-20 — Spemica Lawba–Johnny Logan
"Spemica Lawba-Johnny Logan" In September 1786, Captain Benjamin Logan of Kentucky captured a young Indian boy during a raid across the Ohio River on the Machachac tribe towns of the Shawnee nation. Upon returning to Kentucky, Captain Logan . . . Map (db m28338) HM
69Ohio (Delaware County), Delaware — The Harrison TrailSite of Pioneer Tavern
Site of Pioneer Tavern Headquarters of General William Henry Harrison on the march from Franklinton to Sandusky February 1813Map (db m155950) HM WM
70Ohio (Delaware County), Harlem — 21-21 — Field Musician Richard W. Thompson
Tunes played on fife and drum regulated a soldier's life in camp and his actions on the battlefield. Heard over the roar of battle and through the haze of smoke, fifes and drums - field music - communicated orders to massed troops quickly. . . . Map (db m142587) HM
71Ohio (Delaware County), Sunbury — 9-21 — Sunbury, Ohio / Sunbury Town Hall
Side A: Sunbury, Ohio “An Ohio Stagecoach Town from 1820-1873” From its beginning in 1816, Sunbury was destined to be a stagecoach town. Anticipating large numbers of stagecoach travelers in Sunbury, the town's founder, Lawrence . . . Map (db m18304) HM
72Ohio (Erie County), Huron — The War of 1812
In 1812, fearing the outbreak of war with Great Britain and her Indian allies, many settlers left the area, and local militia companies began constructing blockhouses as places of refuge. Victims of Indian attacks included Michael Gibbs, Daniel . . . Map (db m150452) HM
73Ohio (Erie County), Sandusky — Sandusky Aviation, Shipyard & Railroad
First Marker Weldon B. Cooke, Thomas W. Benoist, Reinhardt N. Asumus experimented in early aviation from this site 1912 - 1927. Second Marker One of Sandusky Shipyard Sites Sail and Steamboats were built 1864-1933 Among the . . . Map (db m90709) HM
74Ohio (Franklin County), Columbus — Council Site Between William Henry Harrison and Indians
Near this spot, June 21, 1813 was held a council between General William Henry Harrison and the Indians comprising Wyandots, Delawares, Shawnees and Senecas with Tarhe the Crane as spokesman resulting in permanent peace with the Indians of Ohio.Map (db m59300) HM
75Ohio (Franklin County), Columbus — Franklinton
Founded by Lucas Sullivant in 1797; the first settlement in the Scioto Valley north of Chillicothe and in Franklin County. County Seat 1803-24 Annexed to Columbus 1870 [Attached to the building is a National Society of the United States . . . Map (db m13060) HM
76Ohio (Franklin County), Columbus — Franklinton
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77Ohio (Franklin County), Columbus — Native Americans
Central Ohio was home to Native Americans as early as 10,000 years ago. While we don't know what they called themselves, archaeologists call a group of the earliest peoples, “Mound Builders”. Their society left nearly 200 burial and . . . Map (db m30023) HM
78Ohio (Hamilton County), Cincinnati — C- 62 — Military Roads — Modern Streets and Highways Follow Old Army Trails —
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79Ohio (Hamilton County), Cincinnati — Ohio River MonumentA.D. 1670   A.D. 1929 — The Ohio Valley Improvement Association —
Plaque A “River Ohio so called by the Iroquois on account of its beauty- descended by Sieur Robert de la Salle.” Discovered by the French explorer LaSalle, about 1670 and claimed by him for Louis XIV of France. Seized by the . . . Map (db m135159) HM
80Ohio (Hamilton County), Cleves — 20-31 — William Henry Harrison / and the Cincinnati & Whitewater Canal
side A (south) Harrison, later to become the ninth president of the United States, was a strong supporter of the Cincinnati & Whitewater Canal project and a major subscriber of stock in the canal company. He sold land from his North Bend . . . Map (db m78769) HM
81Ohio (Hamilton County), North Bend — 47-31 — Benjamin Harrison / William Henry Harrison
Benjamin Harrison (1833-1901) was born here on a farm established by his grandfather, William Henry Harrison. A graduate of Miami University in Oxford, Harrison read law in Cincinnati and then moved to Indianapolis to practice. He became active . . . Map (db m82635) HM
82Ohio (Hamilton County), North Bend — Child Of The RevolutionWilliam Henry Harrison Memorial Trail
In the heat of the Revolutionary War, British forces attacked the home of Colonel Benjamin Harrison, who was a signer of the Declaration of Independence. The marauders torched furniture, used cattle for target practice, and stole . . . Map (db m167340) HM
83Ohio (Hamilton County), North Bend — Congress Green CemeteryWilliam Henry Harrison Memorial Trail
John Cleves Symmes had grand ambitions. He planned to build a large city here, making it the hub of the Northwest Territory. This very spot would be the middle of a bustling town square. Things worked out differently. The thriving city . . . Map (db m167342) HM
84Ohio (Hamilton County), North Bend — Death of a President
William Henry Harrison was the first president to die in office. He served only thirty-two days. The nation had never before mourned a sitting president. Harrison's body was placed in a glass covered coffin in the East Room of the White . . . Map (db m167348) HM
85Ohio (Hamilton County), North Bend — From Ensign To CaptainWilliam Henry Harrison Memorial Trail
"If he continues as a military man,” Major John Mills said of William Henry Harrison, "he will be a second Washington." Though Harrison began his military career as a Low-ranked officer, his standing quickly rose. It helped that the . . . Map (db m167341) HM
86Ohio (Hamilton County), North Bend — Harrison Tomb And Congress Green CemeteryWilliam Henry Harrison Memorial Trail
Glimpses Of The Past Much has changed since William Henry Harrison first set foot in this area. At that time, 95% of Ohio was covered in forest. Today, less than 30% of Ohio is forested. Buffalo once roamed these lands. As hunters . . . Map (db m167337) HM
87Ohio (Hamilton County), North Bend — Harrison's ResumeWilliam Henry Harrison Memorial Trail
William Henry Harrison is best known for his exploits surrounding the War of 1812. Surprisingly, events such as Tippecanoe and the Battle of the Thames occupy a small portion of this man's career. Below is what Harrison's resume might look like, . . . Map (db m167339) HM
88Ohio (Hamilton County), North Bend — 8- 31 — John Cleves SymmesCongress Green Cemetery — Two Subjects, One Marker —
side A 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 . . . Map (db m82016) HM
89Ohio (Hamilton County), North Bend — Life At North BendWilliam Henry Harrison Memorial Trail
As the War of 1812 concluded, William Henry Harrison resigned his post, content to make public appearances and live a settled life with his family here in North Bend. Though his presidential campaign would later claim that the former . . . Map (db m167277) HM
90Ohio (Hamilton County), North Bend — Mill Stone
Mill Stone from the Harrison Mill on Indian Creek North Bend, Ohio, ca 1796-1835Map (db m167346) HM
91Ohio (Hamilton County), North Bend — North BendCorporation Limit Marker
Home of William Henry Harrison, 9th President of the United States. Birthplace of Benjamin Harrison, 23rd PresidentMap (db m159664) HM
92Ohio (Hamilton County), North Bend — Point FarmWilliam Henry Harrison’s gift to son and grandson — Site of Fort Finney —
Point Farm given by William Henry Harrison February 9, 1773 – April 4, 1841 ninth president of the United States of America to his son, John Scott Harrison, Congressman who reared his son Benjamin Harrison August 20, 1833 – . . . Map (db m78690) HM
93Ohio (Hamilton County), North Bend — President HarrisonWilliam Henry Harrison Memorial Trail
March 4, 1841 was a cold, rainy day. Refusing to wear a coat, William Henry Harrison took the presidential oath of office and delivered the longest inaugural speech ever. Harrison died just one month later. Vice President John Tyler was . . . Map (db m167335) HM
94Ohio (Hamilton County), North Bend — The Frontier PoliticianWilliam Henry Harrison Memorial Trail
William Henry Harrison began his political career soon after leaving the military. Within three years, he was appointed governor of Indiana and moved his young family west. By this time, an uneasy peace existed between the American . . . Map (db m167338) HM
95Ohio (Hamilton County), North Bend — The Miami PurchaseWilliam Henry Harrison Memorial Trail
You are standing in the middle of an important real estate deal. It was known as the Miami Purchase. To collect money for the young nation, the United States Congress made this land and other large tracts of the Northwest Territory . . . Map (db m167387) HM
96Ohio (Hamilton County), North Bend — The Political DesertWilliam Henry Harrison Memorial Trail
Recalling the years after he resigned as general, William Henry Harrison confided that he was, "in bad health, in bad spirit and feeling more like a misanthrope than ever in my life before." Though serving briefly in the House . . . Map (db m167291) HM
97Ohio (Hamilton County), North Bend — The River And The LandWilliam Henry Harrison Memorial Trail
When William Henry Harrison arrived in Ohio in 1791, this was a plentiful land. Alive with thick forests and flowing streams, the region was home to animals such as buffalo, bear, elk, and wild turkey. The Ohio River, full of fish and clean, . . . Map (db m167336) HM
98Ohio (Hamilton County), North Bend — Tippecanoe And Tyler Too!William Henry Harrison Memorial Trail
The 1840 presidential race between Democrat Martin Van Buren and his Whig challenger, William Henry Harrison, captured the nation's attention. Emotional and often unrestrained, it is considered the first modern campaign. Harrison and . . . Map (db m167293) HM
99Ohio (Hamilton County), North Bend — William Henry Harrison
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100Ohio (Hamilton County), North Bend — William Henry Harrison9th President of The United States of America
…as long as the love of power is a dominant passion of the human bosom …so long will the liberty of a people depend on its own constant attention to its president. Inaugural Address March 4, 1841Map (db m167350) HM

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