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Booneville in Owsley County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

County Named, 1843

 
 
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By David J Gaines, October 9, 2011
1. County Named, 1843 Marker
Inscription. For Judge William Owsley, who was prominent in the Old Court – New Court Controversy, 1823. Born in Virginia, 1782. Came with parents to Lincoln County, 1783. Studied law with Judge John Boyle. State Legilature, two terms. Appointed Court of Appeals; served 15 years. State Senate, 1832-34; Secretary of State, 1834-36; Governor of Kentucky, 1844-48. Died, 1862.
 
Erected 1965 by Kentucky Historical Society and Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 813.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 37° 28.554′ N, 83° 40.523′ W. Marker is in Booneville, Kentucky, in Owsley County. Marker is at the intersection of Kentucky Route 11 and Kentucky Route 28, on the right when traveling north on State Route 11. Click for map. Located at the Owsley County Courthouse. Marker is in this post office area: Booneville KY 41314, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 7 other markers are within 15 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A Masterful Retreat (here, next to this marker); Civil War Actions (within shouting distance of this marker); Boone’s Station (within
County Named, 1843 Marker image. Click for full size.
By David J Gaines, October 9, 2011
2. County Named, 1843 Marker
shouting distance of this marker); Birthplace of Earle B. Combs (approx. 3.3 miles away); County Named, 1870 (approx. 7 miles away); Sam and Nola of Morris Fork (approx. 11.1 miles away); Murdoch of Buckhorn (approx. 14.1 miles away).
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by David J Gaines of Pinson, Alabama. This page has been viewed 226 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by David J Gaines of Pinson, Alabama. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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