Grant Birthplace

Grant Birthplace (HMU9Z)

Location: Moscow, OH 45153 Clermont County
Country: United States of America

N 38° 53.66', W 84° 13.964'

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1st President born in a "mobile home"

Point Pleasant was a tiny huddle of cabins in what was considered the raw Western frontier in 1822. Grant's family lived here until he was about a year old and then moved to Georgetown, Ohio. Neither Grant nor his family would have imagined his birthplace would become a "mobile home."

After Grant's death in 1885, the house became a traveling memorial to the Civil War hero and president. The house was moved by towboat to Cincinnati for public exhibition. In 1888, it was displayed at Goodale Park in Columbus during the celebration of the centennial of the Northwest Territory. It then went on a tour across the nation traveling on a railroad car. The house was set up at the State Fairgrounds in Columbus, and in 1896 the Grant Memorial Building was constructed to surround and preserve the structure.

The 100th anniversary of Grant's birth created new interest in the house, and many people began to call for its return to Point Pleasant. In 1936, the birthplace was dismantled in sections and shipped by six trucks. The building was erected in sections on its original stone foundation. Evidence suggests much of the original fabric of the birthplace was replaced during and immediately after the move. After an absence of nearly 50 years, dedication services celebrating the return and "restoration" of the birthplace were held.
HM NumberHMU9Z
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Date Added Saturday, October 4th, 2014 at 7:44am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 739998 N 4308691
Decimal Degrees38.89433333, -84.23273333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 53.66', W 84° 13.964'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 53' 39.60" N, 84° 13' 57.84" W
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Area Code(s)513
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1551 OH-232, Moscow OH 45153, US
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