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William Henry Harrison Tomb State Memorial

William Henry Harrison Tomb State Memorial
William Henry Harrison Tomb State Memorial
Location Mount Nebo on State Route 128, North Bend, Ohio
Coordinates

39°9′6″N 84°45′8″W / 39.15167°N 84.75222°W / 39.15167; -84.75222Coordinates: 39°9′6″N 84°45′8″W / 39.15167°N 84.75222°W / 39.15167; -84.75222

Area 14 acres (5.7 ha)
Built 1841
Governing body State
NRHP Reference # 70000499[1]
Added to NRHP November 10, 1970

The William Henry Harrison Tomb State Memorial is the final resting place of William Henry Harrison, the ninth President of the United States, his wife Anna Harrison, and his son John Scott Harrison, the father of the twenty-third President, Benjamin Harrison. It is located on Brower Road off of Miami Avenue in North Bend, Ohio.

On his death on April 4, 1841, after only a month in office, President Harrison was originally buried in the Congressional Cemetery in Washington, D.C.; later that year, his remains were moved to their final resting place in North Bend. [2]

The tomb and grounds fell into a state of disrepair over the course of several decades. In 1919, the Ohio General Assembly took notice and appropriated funds for its care.[3] The tomb was listed in the National Register on November 10, 1970.

In 2007, kiosks were placed at the base of the hill to educate visitors about the life of President Harrison. [3]

Historic uses

  • Cemetery
  • Graves/Burials

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External links

  • William Henry Harrison Tomb State Memorial


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