Winchester in Clark County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
Gov. James Clark Judicial Center
The building is named in honor of Gov. James Clark in recognition of his distinguished service as a jurist. As a circuit judge, Clark declared Kentucky’s replevin law unconstitutional on May 15, 1822, ensuring fiscal responsibility in Kentucky and requiring that legal debts be paid.
In addition to service as circuit judge, Clark, who opened a law office in Winchester in 1798, served two terms in the Kentucky House, two years as a judge of the Kentucky Court of Appeals, five terms in Congress, and in 1832 was elected to the Kentucky Senate, and chosen its speaker in 1835.
Elected Kentucky’s 12th governor in 1836, Clark died Aug 27, 1839 in office in Frankfort. He is buried near his beloved Holly Rood, the home he constructed in 1814.
Location. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Winchester KY 40391, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. County Named 1793 (here, next to this marker); "Morgan's Men" Here (here, next to this marker); Clark County Courthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Hanson Home Site (approx. 0.3 miles away); East Broadway Cemetery (approx. half a mile away); Homer C. Ledford (approx. half a mile away); Daniel Boone (approx. half a mile away); Governor James Clark (approx. 0.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Winchester.
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