William Henry Harrison Tomb State Memorial
The William Henry Harrison Tomb State Memorial is the final resting place of William Henry Harrison, ninth President of the United States; his wife Anna Harrison; and his kid John Scott Harrison, Representative and father of the twenty-third President, Benjamin Harrison. It lies on Brower Road around one-half mile west of U.S. Route 50 in North Bend, Ohio. Hamilton County Ohio Information.
|Location||Mount Nebo on State Route 128, North Bend, Ohio|
|Area||14 acres (5.7 ha)|
|NRHP reference #||70000499|
|Added to NRHP||November 10, 1970|
Harrison died April 4, 1841, one month after taking workplace, and was buried in the Congressional Cemetery in Washington, D.C.; in June of that year, his remains were gotten rid of for transportation to their final resting location in North Bend. The Harrison family chose a site at the crest of Mt. Nebo on the family estate and the interment took place July 7, 1841. In 1871, John Harrison offered all but 6 acres (2.4 ha) of the estate. He offered this portion, including the burial place and other burial sites, to the state of Ohio in exchange for a pledge of perpetual maintenance.
After several years of disregard, the tomb and grounds fell into a state of disrepair until 1919 when the Ohio General Assembly officially accepted the bequest and appropriated funds for its care. The burial place was listed in the National Register on November 10, 1970.
The tomb is presently managed by the Harrison – Symmes Memorial Foundation on behalf of the Ohio History Connection. In 2007, improvements at the site included setup of kiosks to educate visitors about Harrison, his role in settling the Ohio River Valley and U.S. history.