“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Owingsville in Bath County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)

Capt. John “Jack” Jouett, Jr.

Capt. John "Jack" Jouett, Jr Marker image. Click for full size.
By Karl Stelly, April 12, 2009
1. Capt. John "Jack" Jouett, Jr Marker
Inscription. This famous Revolutionary War hero, who rode 40 mi. to warn Jefferson, Patrick Henry and other legislators of British approach, June 3, 1781, is buried in Bath Co. Jack Jouett of Va. galloped all night from Cuckoo Tavern to Monticello to Charlottesville. Moved to Ky., 1782. Represented Mercer County in Va. Assembly, and Mercer and Woodford counties in Ky. Assembly.
Erected 1975 by The Kentucky Historical Society & the Kentucky Department of Transportation. (Marker Number 1528.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
Location. 38° 8.65′ N, 83° 45.854′ W. Marker is in Owingsville, Kentucky, in Bath County. Marker can be reached from West Main Street (U.S. 60). Click for map. This marker is located in back of the courthouse, on the South side, next to the parking area. Marker is at or near this postal address: 17 West Main Street, Owingsville KY 40360, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Bath County (here, next to this marker); Courthouse Burned (here, next to this marker); Sherburne Bridge (approx. 9.7 miles away); Estill's Defeat
Capt. John “Jack” Jouett, Jr. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Forest McDermott, May 5, 2011
2. Capt. John “Jack” Jouett, Jr. Marker
Next to the Bath County marker on the left.
(approx. 11.2 miles away); The Gaitskill Mound (approx. 11.3 miles away); Little Mountain Indian Mound (approx. 11.3 miles away); a different marker also named Courthouse Burned (approx. 11.4 miles away); Montgomery County. 1797 (approx. 11.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Owingsville.
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker.
Categories. HeroesNotable EventsNotable PersonsPatriots & PatriotismWar, US Revolutionary
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Karl Stelly of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 1,186 times since then and 89 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on , by Karl Stelly of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.   2. submitted on , by Forest McDermott of Masontown, Pennsylvania. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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