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Bardstown in Nelson County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

County Named, 1784

 
 
County Named, 1784 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Karl Stelly, June 2, 2014
1. County Named, 1784 Marker
Inscription. For Thomas Nelson, 1738 - 89. Member Va. House of Burgesses. In the first Provincial Convention, 1774; Continental Congress, 1775 - 77 and 1779. Signer of the Declaration of Independence. Commander of Va. Militia, 1777 - 81. Governor of Va., 1781. Commended for selfless patriotism in ordering guns to fire on his own home, the British headquarters, at Yorktown, 1781.
 
Erected 1966 by The Kentucky Historical Society & The Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 956.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 37° 48.555′ N, 85° 27.999′ W. Marker is in Bardstown, Kentucky, in Nelson County. Marker is on U.S. 31E/150, on the left when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is inside the traffic circle at the town center, on the grounds of the old courthouse, now called the Welcome Center. Marker is in this post office area: Bardstown KY 40004, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Nelson County World War I, World War II, Korean War, & Vietnam War Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Vietnam 1969 Memorial (a few steps from this marker); John Fitch Memorial
County Named, 1784 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Karl Stelly, June 2, 2014
2. County Named, 1784 Marker
This view is taken looking toward the Northwest
(a few steps from this marker); Confederates Here/Confederate Raids and Invasions and a Federal Retreat in Kentucky (within shouting distance of this marker); McLean House (within shouting distance of this marker); Benedict Joseph Flaget (within shouting distance of this marker); Bardstown (within shouting distance of this marker); Successful Surgery (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Bardstown.
 
Categories. Patriots & PatriotismPolitical SubdivisionsWar, US Revolutionary
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Karl Stelly of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 220 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Karl Stelly of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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