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

Butler's Birthplace

 
 
Butler's Birthplace Marker image. Click for full size.
By Ken Smith, November 19, 2013
1. Butler's Birthplace Marker
Inscription. Gen. Wm. O. Butler, born here in 1791, died Carrollton, Ky. 1880. In War of 1812: the River Raisin, Pensacola, and New Orleans. Gen. Andrew Jackson's staff 1816-17. Cited for heroism in Mexican War 1846-48. U.S. Congressman 1839-43. Although defeated for Gov. 1844, Vice Pres. 1848, U.S. Senate 1851, he was one of the most prominent, best-liked Democrats in state.
 
Erected 1965 by Kentucky Historical Society & Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 823.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 37° 46.826′ N, 84° 36.565′ 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. Marker is at or near this postal address: 7362 Old Danville Road, Nicholasville KY 40356, 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. Sawyier's Inspiration (here, next to this marker); Camp Nelson Refugee Camp / Conditions at Refugee Camp (approx. 0.4 miles away); Camp Nelson National Cemetery (approx. half a mile
Butler's Birthplace Marker image. Click for full size.
By Ken Smith, November 19, 2013
2. Butler's Birthplace Marker
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. Patriots & PatriotismPoliticsSettlements & SettlersWar of 1812
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Ken Smith of Milan, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 268 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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