Remarkable Ohio


Below is a complete listing of all Ohio Historical Markers. To find a detailed marker listing including text, photographs, and locations, click on a county below. Our listing is updated by the markers program as new markers are installed and older markers are reported damaged or missing.

12-9 William Dean Howells

Side A: Author William Dean Howells (1837-1920) spent his boyhood from 1840 to 1848 in Hamilton. Called the “Dean of American Letters,” Howells wrote 35 novels, 35 plays, 34 miscellaneous books, 6 books of literary criticism, 4 books of poetry, and hundreds of newspaper and magazine articles. He shaped the destiny of fellow writers by editing their works for Atlantic Monthly and Harper’s. His autobiography entitled A Boy’s Town fondly recalls growing up in Hamilton. Throughout life, he broke in news pens by writing, “W. D. Howells, Hamilton, Butler County, Ohio.”
Side B: Same
Sponsors: Ohio Bicentennial Commission, The Longaberger Company, Hamilton Community Foundation, and The Ohio Historical Society
Address: Historic Log Cabin, S Monument Street, 
Location: Along the river between High Street and Court Street
Latitude: 39.4003380
Longitude: -84.5649170