William Henry Harrison Home

Also known as: Grouseland
3 W. Scott St., Vincennes, Indiana

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William Henry Harrison House

Photo from the Historic American Buildings Survey

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Description 

From 1804 to 1812, this was the home of William Henry Harrison (1773-1841), during which time he was Territorial Governor of Indiana and the foremost defender of American expansion into the region. At Grouseland were held a number of highly important conferences with leaders of the Indian Nations of the Old Northwest, including Tecumseh (1768-1813), leader of the Shawnee. In 1840, Harrison was elected the 9th President of the United States; he died shortly after assuming office. -- National Historic Landmark statement of significance, December 19, 1960

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on October 15, 1966
Reference number
66000018
NR name
Harrison, William Henry, Home
Areas of significance
Military; Politics/Government
Level of significance
National
Evaluation criteria
B - Person
Property type
Building
Historic function
Single dwelling
Current function
Museum
Period of significance
1800-1824
Significant years
1804; 1812

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