Grant House. From 1859 to 1873 this was the home of Jesse Root and Hannah (Simpson) Grant, parents of General Ulysses S. Grant, 18th President of the United States. Jesse served as the Postmaster of Covington from 1866 to 1872. Gen. Grant's sister, Mary, lived here with her husband, Rev. Michael Cramer, who served as United States Minister to Denmark. Presented by family of A. L. Eilerman. (Reverse) Grant House - President Grant visited this house on several occasions. In January 1862, he sent his wife and children here to live. The children attended local schools. Among the famous persons to visit here were Generals William T. Sherman, A.H. Terry, George Stoneman and John Rawlins, who was later Secretary of War. Presented by the family of A. L. Eilerman.

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520 Greenup St., Covington,
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by Kentucky Highways Department and Kentucky Historical Society #1594 of the Kentucky Historical Marker series

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