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Richmond in Madison County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Cassius Marcellus Clay

U.S. Minister to Russia

 

(1861-62); (1863-69)

 
Cassius Marcellus Clay Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, May 6, 2010
1. Cassius Marcellus Clay Marker
Inscription. Buried in this cemetery is Cassius Marcellus Clay. As a result of his diplomacy in Russia, friendship between the two powers reached its highest peak. This helped prevent intervention of England and France during Civil War and provided an atmosphere which made possible purchase of Alaska, 1867.
 
Erected 1976 by Kentucky Historical Society / Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 1576.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 37° 44.695′ N, 84° 17.364′ W. Marker is in Richmond, Kentucky, in Madison County. Marker is on East Main Street (U.S. 25), on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is located just inside the gates of the Richmond Cemetery. Marker is in this post office area: Richmond KY 40475, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Medal of Honor Winners (here, next to this marker); Battle of Richmond (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Pioneer Monument (approx. 0.3 miles away); Madison County Courthouse 1862 (approx. 0.3 miles away); Samuel Freeman Miller
Cassius Marcellus Clay Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, May 6, 2010
2. Cassius Marcellus Clay Marker
This view is from East Main Street looking into the cemetery. This marker is the one nearest the car.
(approx. 0.3 miles away); County Named, 1786 / County Formed (approx. 0.4 miles away); James B. McCreary Hall of Justice (approx. half a mile away); Frances E. Beauchamp / Prohibition Advocate (approx. half a mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Richmond.
 
Also see . . .  Wikipedia entry for Cassius Marcellus Clay. (Submitted on May 19, 2010, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama.)
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesGovernmentPoliticsWar, US Civil
 
Cassius Marcellus Clay Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, May 6, 2010
3. Cassius Marcellus Clay Marker
Looking out toward East Main Street. This marker is the one closest to the gates.
Cassius Marcellus Clay Gravesite image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, May 6, 2010
4. Cassius Marcellus Clay Gravesite
Cassius Marcellus Clay Gravesite image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, May 6, 2010
5. Cassius Marcellus Clay Gravesite
Cassius Marcellus Clay Gravesite image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, May 6, 2010
6. Cassius Marcellus Clay Gravesite
 
 
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