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William Henry Harrison Memorial
Description: Reverse reads "W.H. Harrison Memorial at North Bend. Harrison Memorial Park" Engraving on left pillar, topped with an eagle, reads "William Henry Harrison. 1773 - 1841 That this memory of Ohio's First President and gallant soldier William Henry Harrison may be fittingly commemorated, this memorial is erected by a grateful state" Engraving on right, eagle topped, pillar, reads "William Henry Harrison 1773 - 1841. Ninth president of the United States. Hero of Tippecanoe. Major General in the War of 1812. United States Senator from Ohio. Governor of the Territory of Indiana." Center obelisk bears the dates "1773" and "1841" near top, below two stars. This photograph was taken from Cliff Road facing east. The William Henry Harrison Tomb State Memorial at North Bend, Ohio is a registered historic structure, placed on the National Register of Historic Places on November 10, 1970. Harrison's tomb and monument on Mt. Nebo in North Bend, on the corner of Cliff Road and Bower Road, west of U.S. 50. The remains of William Henry Harrison, ninth president of the United States rest at this site. An obelisk of Bedford limestone, with marble entranceway, rises 60 feet above the tomb. From the terrace visitors have a spectacular panorama of the Ohio River valley. Harrison, who was born in Virginia in 1773, spent most of his adult life in Ohio and Indiana. He served as secretary to the territorial governor, senator, representative, and president, but he is most famous as a military hero. Harrison commanded the western army during the War of 1812. William Henry Harrison was the ninth president of the United States and is buried here along with his wife, Anna Harrison and their family View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: SA1039AV_B03F06_021_001
Subjects: Memorials--Ohio; Monuments & memorials--1810-1850; Harrison, William Henry, 1773-1841; State Parks--Ohio--Pictorial works.; National Register of Historic Places
Places: North Bend (Ohio); Hamilton County (Ohio)