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Stanford in Lincoln County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

County Named, 1780

 
 
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By Forest McDermott, May 6, 2011
1. County Named, 1780 Marker
Inscription. For Benjamin Lincoln, 1733-1810. Born Mass. In War of Revolution took Mass. Regts. to reinforce New York, 1776; at Saratoga, 1777, cut Burgoyne's communications with Canada; 1778, command of Southern Department. Commissioned by Washington to receive the sword of Cornwallis at British surrender, Yorktown, 1781. Secretary of War, 1781-84. Led forces that quelled Shays' Rebellion.
 
Erected 1964 by Kentucky Historical Society, Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 774.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 37° 31.768′ N, 84° 39.661′ W. Marker is in Stanford, Kentucky, in Lincoln County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street (Business U.S. 150) and 3rd Street, on the right when traveling west on Main Street. Click for map. Marker is on the southeast corner of the Courthouse lawn. Marker is in this post office area: Stanford KY 40484, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Wilderness Road - Loganís Station (within shouting distance of this marker); Earliest Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Logan's Station or St. Asaph
County Named, 1780 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Forest McDermott, May 6, 2011
2. County Named, 1780 Marker
Marker sets under a tree on the courthouse lawn and makes it difficult to see from the street.
(approx. 0.4 miles away); Ottenheim (approx. 5.3 miles away); Pleasant Retreat (approx. 7.1 miles away); Buford-Salter House (approx. 7.6 miles away); Garrard County, 1797 (approx. 7.7 miles away); First Presbyterian Church (approx. 7.7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Stanford.
 
Categories. Political SubdivisionsWar, US Revolutionary
 
County Named, 1780 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Forest McDermott, May 6, 2011
3. County Named, 1780 Marker
Marker as seen from Main Street.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Forest McDermott of Masontown, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 221 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. 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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