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Near Harrodsburg in Mercer County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Gabriel Slaughter

1767 - 1830

 
 
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By Ken Smith, August 18, 2013
1. Gabriel Slaughter Marker
Inscription. Called "lieutenant governor and acting governor," Gabriel Slaughter directed the Commonwealth, 1816-20, after death of Gov. Madison. In spite of succession controversy, the Mercer Co. farmer-soldier, Ky. congressman, and twice lt. gov. earned esteem, if not support. His advanced ideas regarding education, roads, and the state penitentiary met strong resistance.
 
Erected 1980 by Kentucky Historical Society & Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 1874.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 37° 47.491′ N, 84° 48.333′ W. Marker is near Harrodsburg, Kentucky, in Mercer County. Marker is at the intersection of Lexington Road (U.S. 68) and Curry Pike (County Route 1343), on the right when traveling west on Lexington Road. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1701 Lexington Road, Harrodsburg KY 40330, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Boone's Cave (approx. half a mile away); Neighbors-Governors / Mercer Governors (approx. 1.2 miles away); The Baptist Tabernacle of The Wilderness (approx.
Gabriel Slaughter Marker image. Click for full size.
By Ken Smith, August 18, 2013
2. Gabriel Slaughter Marker
2.6 miles away); Wilderness Revival (approx. 2.6 miles away); Fort Harrod (approx. 3 miles away); The Lincoln Marriage Cabin (approx. 3 miles away); Lincoln Marriage Temple (approx. 3 miles away); The Lincoln Move to the Frontier (approx. 3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Harrodsburg.
 
Categories. PoliticsSettlements & Settlers
 
Gabriel Slaughter Marker image. Click for full size.
By Ken Smith, August 18, 2013
3. Gabriel Slaughter Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Ken Smith of Milan, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 213 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Ken Smith of Milan, Tennessee. • Al Wolf was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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