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Ulysses S. Grant

the schoolhouse of Ulysses S. Grant "About half my school-days in Georgetown were spent at the school of John D. White, a North Carolinian, and the father of Chilton White..."

-- from Ulysses S. Grant;
Memoirs and Selected Letters,

photo of Grant's schoolhouse Hiram Ulysses Grant was born in Point Pleasant in April 1822. In 1823, his parents moved twenty miles east to Georgetown, where his father opened his own tannery. Ulysses worked in his father's tannery and, from the ages of about six to thirteen, he attended classes in the little schoolhouse on Water Street.

The building, built in 1829, consisted of only one room at that time. The teacher was John White, whom Grant mentioned in his memoirs. Later, he attended an academy in Maysville, Kentucky, for a year, and then John Rankin's academy at Ripley for a year. His father then succeeded in getting him appointed to West Point where, through a bureaucratic error, his name was listed as Ulysses Simpson Grant.

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Adults $3.00*
Children 6-12 $1.00*

* This price covers admission to both the Grant Schoolhouse and the Grant Boyhood Home.

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Grant Schoolhouse is located at 508 South Water Street, two blocks south of State Route 125, in Georgetown, Ohio.

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Grant Schoolhouse
Grant Homestead Association
c/o Stan Purdy
318 W. State St.
Georgetown, OH 45121


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