: Reproduction of a portrait of John Cleves Symmes. Symmes was a political leader in both New Jersey and Ohio, a land developer, and a businessman. During the 1780s, Symmes became interested in the Ohio Country. In 1794, President Washington approved a land patent for Symmes and some of his associates to purchase land between the Great and Little Miami Rivers. This was known as the Symmes or Miami Purchase.
Text below the image reads "John Cleves Symmes (1742-1814, North Bend) The pioneer land proprietor between the Miamis." View on Ohio Memory.
: AL02895 Subjects
: Symmes, John Cleves, 1742-1814; Miami Purchase; Land settlement--Ohio; Ohio History Places
: North Bend (Ohio); Hamilton County (Ohio)