Congressman Mike Turner today announced the United States House of Representatives passed a resolution congratulating Clinton County and the county seat of Wilmington, Ohio on their bicentennial anniversary. H.Res. 1121 had the support of the entire Ohio Congressional Delegation.
“This resolution is part of the year-long celebration of the Clinton County’s 200th anniversary,” Congressman Turner said. “Clinton County residents have a lot to be proud of. They have accomplished so much throughout our state’s history, and have overcome many challenges as well. House approval of this resolution is a demonstration of congressional recognition of everything Clinton County and its people stand for.”
Clinton County has a rich history: It was named after George Clinton, one of the Founding Fathers, and the fourth Vice President of the United States. His influence has been memorialized by a statue on the Senate side of the Capitol, as well as a statue on Connecticut Avenue in Washington, D.C.
Clinton County was also a station on the Underground Railroad prior to the Civil War and a destination for thousands of persons escaping slavery and seeking freedom.
The County is also home to Wilmington College, the Murphy Theatre, and has the distinction of being the birthplace of the original banana split.