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Grant, U.S., Boyhood Home

Georgetown, Ohio
County of Brown.
219 East Grant Avenue
National Register Number: 76001374
Resource type: Building.
Property type: Domestic - single dwelling. The threat level was Satisfactory in
Congressional District: OH-2 Certified Local Government: NO
This NHL offers public access.
Please contact the NHL directly for visitor information.
Current use/information: House Museum.

Statement of Significance (as of designation - February 4, 1985):
From 1823, when he was brought here as an infant, until he left to enter the U.S. Military Academy in 1839, this was the home of Ulysses Simpson Grant (1822-1885), one of the great captains in western military history and the 18th President of the United States.

Not included in the NHL boundaries is the tannery building that Grant's father built and operated across the street from the NHL. It is currently privately owned. Study is needed to determine if it is eligible for the National Register and if the NHL boundary should be adjusted to include it. The Ohio Historical Society also needs to determine if it would be an appropriate addition to the State Memorial. Relocating the cellar entrance to its original location.

During August and October 2003, archeological investigation of the grounds of the NHL were carried out by Ohio Historical Society staff looking for remnants of known outbuildings and to discover unknown site features. A cistern and brick wall were found. The property was transferred from the Grant Homestead Foundation to the State of Ohio in 2002.

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