Near Harrodsburg in Mercer County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
Neighbors-Governors / Mercer Governors
<--- Former home, grave, of Gabriel Slaughter, governor 1816-20. Born in Virginia, 1767. Died here, 1830. While in office, advocated state support for the public schools.
---> Former home of John Adair, governor 1820-24. Born in S.C., 1757. Died here, 1840. As governor, he promoted expansion of higher education, prison reform, abolition of imprisonment for debt.
Three other governors have been residents of Mercer County:
Christopher Greenup, 1804-8, with prestige of governor's office backed establishment of Bank of Kentucky.
Robert Letcher, 1840-44. In 1844, proclaimed first state Thanksgiving.
Beriah Magoffin, 1859-62, refused Lincoln's call for troops, 1861, in effort to keep Ky. neutral.
Erected 1970 by Kentucky Historical Society & Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 1325.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
Location. 37° 47.978′ N, 84° 47.166′ W. Marker is near Harrodsburg, Kentucky, in Mercer County. Marker is on Lexington Road (U.S. 68) south Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2127 Lexington Road, Harrodsburg, Kentucky, Harrodsburg KY 40330, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Gabriel Slaughter (approx. 1.2 miles away); Boone's Cave (approx. 1.6 miles away); The Baptist Tabernacle of The Wilderness (approx. 3.7 miles away); Wilderness Revival (approx. 3.7 miles away); Fort Harrod (approx. 4.2 miles away); The Lincoln Marriage Cabin (approx. 4.2 miles away); Lincoln Marriage Temple (approx. 4.2 miles away); The Lincoln Move to the Frontier (approx. 4.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Harrodsburg.
Categories. • Politics • Settlements & Settlers •
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