List of things named after Alexander Hamilton

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Portrait by John Trumbull, c. 1792

Since the death of Alexander Hamilton on July 12, 1804,[1] numerous things have been named after him, including unit lineage, vessels, schools, towns, buildings, public works and art, and geographic sites.




United States Coast Guard[edit]

United States Navy[edit]

A number of vessels in the United States Navy have borne the designation USS Hamilton, though some have been named for other men. The USS Alexander Hamilton (SSBN-617) was the second Lafayette-class nuclear-powered fleet ballistic missile submarine.[citation needed]


The Hamilton Grange National Memorial in 2019
The Hamilton-Holly House in 2010
  • The Hamilton Grange National Memorial[6] is the only house Hamilton owned. The mansion was built on his 32-acre country estate in Hamilton Heights, Manhattan and was completed in 1802. The mansion remained in the family until 1833 when his widow sold it to real estate developer Thomas E. Davis.[7]
  • Elizabeth used part of the proceeds from the Grange estate to purchase a new townhouse from Davis, the Hamilton-Holly House. Elizabeth lived in it with her grown children Alexander and Eliza, and their spouses until 1843.[7]

Colleges and universities[edit]

  • The main classroom building for the humanities at Columbia University is Hamilton Hall.[8][9] The university's student group for Reserve Officers' Training Corps cadets and Marine officer candidates is named the Alexander Hamilton Society.[10]
  • Hamilton served as one of the first trustees of the Hamilton-Oneida Academy, which was renamed to Hamilton College in 1812 after receiving a college charter.[11]
  • The main administration building of the United States Coast Guard Academy in New London, Connecticut is named Hamilton Hall to commemorate Hamilton's creation of the United States Revenue Cutter Service, one of the predecessors to the Coast Guard.[12]


Buildings and public work[edit]

A view of the Alexander Hamilton Bridge from the south



  • Columbia College in New York hands out the Alexander Hamilton Medal as its highest award to accomplished alumni and to those who have offered exceptional service to the school.[22]

Geographic sites[edit]


Counties and Townships[edit]



  1. ^ Hamilton, John Church (1879). Life of Alexander Hamilton: A History of the Republic of the United States of America, as Traced in His Writings and in Those of His Contemporaries, Volume VII. Boston: Houghton, Osgood and Company. p. 836. At two in the afternoon, my father died.
  2. ^ "1st Battalion, 5th Field Artillery Regiment (Alexander Hamilton Battery)". Lineage And Honors Information. US Army Center of Military History. May 4, 2009. Retrieved August 28, 2017.
  3. ^ "ALEXANDER HAMILTON (steamship)". National Register of Historic Places. US National Park Service. November 23, 1976. Retrieved June 6, 2021.
  4. ^ "Alexander Hamilton I (RC)". Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships. Naval-History-and-Heritage-Command. June 16, 2015. Retrieved June 28, 2021.
  5. ^ "Alexander Hamilton II (CG Cutter No. 69)". Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships. Naval History and Heritage Command. June 16, 2015. Retrieved June 28, 2021.
  6. ^ "Hamilton Grange National Memorial (US National Park Service)". Retrieved March 14, 2009.
  7. ^ a b "Hamilton-Holly House Designation Report" (PDF). Archived (PDF) from the original on 2022-10-09. Retrieved January 8, 2013.
  8. ^ "Columbia College Today – Hamilton 100". Columbia University. Archived from the original on March 2, 2015. Retrieved January 21, 2015.
  9. ^ "Advocates for Columbia ROTC". Columbia ROTC. Retrieved January 21, 2015.
  10. ^ "Advocates for Columbia ROTC". Columbia ROTC. Retrieved January 21, 2015.
  11. ^ Hamilton College (Clinton, N.Y.), p. 10.
  12. ^ "Campus: Hamilton Hall". United States Coast Guard Academy. Archived from the original on January 22, 2015. Retrieved January 21, 2015.
  13. ^ "MACRIS inventory record for Hamilton Hall". Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Retrieved 2014-01-08.
  14. ^ Moynihan, Daniel Patrick (October 24, 1990). "Bill Summary & Status, 101st Congress (1989–1990), S.3046". Library of Congress. Archived from the original on July 3, 2016. Retrieved March 2, 2015.
  15. ^ "Alexander Hamilton Birthplace". Alexander Hamilton Awareness Society. Archived from the original on February 2, 2017. Retrieved January 26, 2017.
  16. ^ "The Death List of a Day. John Church Hamilton". The New York Times. July 26, 1882.
  17. ^ "Central Park – Alexander Hamilton". New York City Department of Parks & Recreation.
  18. ^ "Alexander Hamilton, (sculpture)". Art Inventories Catalog: Smithsonian American Art Museum. Smithsonian Institution. Retrieved December 9, 2016.
  19. ^ a b c Weiss, Hedy (July 5, 2016). "Re-gilding Chicago's Alexander Hamilton – the statue". Chicago Sun-Times. Archived from the original on July 14, 2016.
  20. ^ "Alexander Hamilton Monument (in Lincoln Park)". Archived from the original on December 26, 2008. Retrieved September 6, 2012. Finnish architect Eliel Saarinen was to create a "colossal architectural setting" for it, which was ultimately rejected. It was redesigned by another architect, completed in 1952, and demolished due to structural problems in 1993.
  21. ^ Young, Nancy (October 16, 2004). "Hamilton sets date for its dedication of namesake statue". The Enquirer. Cincinnati, Ohio. Retrieved December 12, 2016.
  22. ^ "Alexander Hamilton Medal". Columbia College Alumni Association. December 14, 2016. Retrieved January 30, 2022.
  23. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Hamilton, Lawrence M. Jr. (June 29, 2006). "Places Named Hamilton/Hambleton". Hamilton National Genealogical Society. Archived from the original (PDF) on December 20, 2016. Retrieved December 13, 2016. Two additional counties, in Iowa and Texas, were named Hamilton after other individuals.