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Tompkinsville in Monroe County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Monroe County - Tompkinsville

 
 
Monroe County - Tompkinsville Marker image. Click for full size.
By Chad Comer, January 8, 2011
1. Monroe County - Tompkinsville Marker
Inscription. The only county of the 2,957 in the United States named for a President where the county seat is named for the contemporary Vice-President. County formed in 1820; named for James Monroe the fifth President, author of the Monroe Doctrine. The county seat named for Daniel Tompkins. Two terms for each covered 1817-25.
 
Erected 1967 by Kentucky Historical Society - Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 1093.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 36° 42.058′ N, 85° 41.538′ W. Marker is in Tompkinsville, Kentucky, in Monroe County. Marker is at the intersection of South Main Street (State Highway 100) and 3rd Street, on the right when traveling north on South Main Street. Click for map. Located in the courthouse lawn on Main Street. Marker is in this post office area: Tompkinsville KY 42167, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Courthouse Burned (here, next to this marker); Monroe County World War I Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Monroe County World War II Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Monroe County Korean & Vietnam War Memorial
Monroe County - Tompkinsville Marker in courthouse lawn. image. Click for full size.
By Chad Comer, January 8, 2011
2. Monroe County - Tompkinsville Marker in courthouse lawn.
(within shouting distance of this marker); Morgan's First Raid (approx. 0.3 miles away); Battle of Tompkinsville (approx. 0.3 miles away); Tompkinsville National Cemetery (approx. 0.3 miles away); Operation Iraqi Freedom Monument (approx. 1.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Tompkinsville.
 
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Monroe County courthouse image. Click for full size.
By Chad Comer, January 8, 2011
3. Monroe County courthouse
The present Monroe County courthouse was built in 1978-1979.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Chad Comer of Gamaliel, Kentucky. This page has been viewed 414 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Chad Comer of Gamaliel, Kentucky. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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