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Mayfield in Graves County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Secession Abandoned

 
 
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By Ken Smith, February 5, 2012
1. Secession Abandoned Marker
Inscription. In May, 1861, delegates of seven Kentucky and twenty Tennessee westernmost counties, the Jackson Purchase, met in Mayfield. Belief in Southern cause, dissatisfaction with Kentucky adherence to Union and Tennessee delay joining South caused convention vote to secede and form a Confederate State. With Tennessee’s vote to secede, June 8, 1861, proposal abandoned.
 
Erected 1964 by Kentucky Historical Society, Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 732.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 36° 44.444′ N, 88° 38.127′ W. Marker is in Mayfield, Kentucky, in Graves County. Marker is at the intersection of South Street and 7th Street, SR 58 (U.S. 45), on the right when traveling west on South Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Mayfield KY 42066, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 7 other markers are within 16 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Colonel Herschel H. Green (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); First Baptist Church (about 400 feet away); Two Successful Raids (approx. half a mile away); Wooldridge Monuments
Secession Abandoned Marker image. Click for full size.
By Ken Smith, February 5, 2012
2. Secession Abandoned Marker
(approx. 0.6 miles away); Fancy Farm / Centennial Picnic, Aug. 2, 1980 (approx. 9.5 miles away); St. Jerome Sesquicentennial / Elisha John Durbin, 1800-1887 (approx. 9.5 miles away); Feliciana (approx. 15.8 miles away).
 
Categories. Settlements & SettlersWar, US Civil
 
Secession Abandoned Marker image. Click for full size.
By Ken Smith, February 5, 2012
3. Secession Abandoned Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Ken Smith of Milan, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 383 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Ken Smith of Milan, Tennessee. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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