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Near Nicholasville in Jessamine County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Sawyier's Inspiration

 
 
Sawyier's Inspiration Marker image. Click for full size.
By Ken Smith, November 19, 2013
1. Sawyier's Inspiration Marker
Inscription. Paul Sawyier, "The River Artist," painted scenes of Kentucky River gorge while living on houseboat near here, from 1908 to 1913. The noted artist created over 2,000 paintings, mostly landscapes of Central Kentucky-State Capitol, Kentucky River and Elkhorn Creek. Born in Ohio, 1865, he spent most of his life in Kentucky. Died in New York, 1917. Buried Frankfort.
 
Erected 1964 by Kentucky Historical Society & Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 675.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 37° 46.823′ N, 84° 36.567′ W. Marker is near Nicholasville, Kentucky, in Jessamine County. Marker is on Danville Road (U.S. 27) south of Hall Road, on the left when traveling south. Click for map. South of Camp Nelson Cemetery. Marker is at or near this postal address: 7362 Old Danville Road, Nicholasville KY 40356, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Butler's Birthplace (here, next to this marker); Camp Nelson Refugee Camp / Conditions at Refugee Camp (approx. 0.4 miles away); Camp Nelson National Cemetery (approx. half
Sawyier's Inspiration Marker image. Click for full size.
By Ken Smith, November 19, 2013
2. Sawyier's Inspiration Marker
a mile away); a different marker also named Camp Nelson National Cemetery (approx. 0.6 miles away); General William "Bull" Nelson (approx. 0.6 miles away); James Thompson, 1750-1825 (approx. 7.5 miles away); Birthplace of Carry A. Nation / Lady with the Hatchet (approx. 7.6 miles away); Forks of Dix River Baptist Church (approx. 7.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Nicholasville.
 
Categories. Arts, Letters, Music
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Ken Smith of Milan, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 198 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. 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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