Point Pleasant, Ohio

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Location of Point Pleasant, Ohio

Point Pleasant is a small unincorporated community in southern Monroe Township, Clermont County, Ohio, United States. It is on the Ohio River, around 25 miles southeast of Cincinnati. U.S. Route 52 passes through Point Pleasant, where it intersects State Route 232.

Point Pleasant was platted in 1813.[1] A post office called Point Pleasant that was established in 1826 remained in operation until 1983.[2] By 1833, Point Pleasant had about 130 inhabitants.[3] The Ohio River flood of 1937 inundated the community.[4]

Point Pleasant was the birthplace of U.S. President Ulysses S. Grant.[5] The one-story cottage where he was born was taken by barge on a tour across the country, then by rail to Columbus, Ohio where it was displayed at the Ohio State Fairgrounds. It was returned to Point Pleasant in 1936, where it has been restored with period furniture and opened to tours.



  1. ^ Everts, Louis H. (1880). History of Clermont County, Ohio, with Illustrations and Biographical Sketches of Its Prominent Men and Pioneers. Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott & Co. p. 389.
  2. ^ "Clermont County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 16 January 2016.
  3. ^ Kilbourn, John (1833). The Ohio Gazetteer, or, a Topographical Dictionary. Scott and Wright. p. 377. Retrieved 12 December 2013.
  4. ^ Hellmann, Paul T. (May 13, 2013). Historical Gazetteer of the United States. Routledge. p. 870. Retrieved 30 November 2013.
  5. ^ Albert Deane Richardson (1868). A personal history of Ulysses S. Grant. American publishing company. p. 32.

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Coordinates: 38°53′40″N 84°14′02″W / 38.89444°N 84.23389°W / 38.89444; -84.23389