Remarkable Ohio

Serpent Mound Marker
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4-27 Vinton Marker and Gravesite

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Side A: Hon. Samuel Finley Vinton. (1792-1862) A native of South Hadley, Massachusetts, he came to Gallipolis ca. 1818. An eminent lawyer and member of U.S. Congress 22 years, he was chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee during the Mexican War, founding father of the U.S. Department of the Interior, honored in his own time by the naming of Vinton County in 1850. Buried Pine Street Cemetery. Side B: Same. Same