Lafayette (HMDNR)

Location: Marietta, OH 45750 Washington County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 24.625', W 81° 27.132'

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The Beginning of Tourism in the United States

Landed at this point, May 25, 1825
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Returning in 1824 to the young Nation he had greatly assisted during the Revolutionary War, Marie Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert du Motier, Marquess de la Fayette embarked on an unprecedented and triumphal Tour of the United States which lasted 1½ years. In early 1825 he left New Orleans by boat landing at Marietta on May 25, 1825 stopping overnight at the residence of Nahum Ward. From Marietta, Lafayette proceeded to Pittsburgh then overland to Boston where he dedicated and laid the cornerstone of Bunker Hill Monument in Boston on June 17, 1825. Lafayette arrived in France in October 1825 and was received with great honor in the Court of Charles X at Versailles. (See picture in Hotel Lafayette Lobby). Marietta was founded in 1788 and named in honor of the Queen of France, Marie Antoinette (1755-1795).
Year Placed1959
Placed ByS. Durward Hoag, Innkeeper
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Date Added Monday, September 1st, 2014 at 8:59pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 461070 N 4362420
Decimal Degrees39.41041667, -81.45220000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 24.625', W 81° 27.132'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 24' 37.50" N, 81° 27' 7.92" W
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Area Code(s)740
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 100-198 W Ohio St, Marietta OH 45750, US
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