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Edmonton in Metcalfe County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

County Named, 1860

 
 
County Named, 1860 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, May 8, 2015
1. County Named, 1860 Marker
Inscription. For Thomas Metcalfe, 1780-1855. Born Va. Capt. Ky. Vol. War 1812; Congress 1819-28; Governor 1828-32; Ky. Senate 1834-38; U.S. Senate 1848-49, completing Crittenden's term. "Old Stone Hammer'' laid the foundation, 1797, of Governor's Mansion, now home of Lieutenant Governors. Metcalfe County formed out of parts of Adair, Barren, Cumberland, Green & Monroe.
 
Erected 1965 by the Kentucky Historical Society, Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 799.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 36° 58.769′ N, 85° 36.721′ W. Marker is in Edmonton, Kentucky, in Metcalfe County. Marker is at the intersection of South Main Street (Kentucky Route 163) and East Stockton Street (Kentucky Route 496), on the right when traveling north on South Main Street. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 100 East Stockton Street, Edmonton KY 42129, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. William Henry Newman (here, next to this marker); Metcalfe County War Memorial (here, next to this marker); Founder of Edmonton
Courthouse corner with marker on far right. image. Click for full size.
By Google Street view
2. Courthouse corner with marker on far right.
(a few steps from this marker); Civil War Skirmish (approx. 2.2 miles away); Rev. Robert Stockton (approx. 2.5 miles away); Dripping Springs (approx. 6.9 miles away); Discovery of Sulphur Well / Beula Villa Hotel (approx. 8.5 miles away); Civil War Camp at Marrowbone (approx. 11.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Edmonton.
 
Also see . . .  Wikipedia article on Thomas Metcalfe. (Submitted on May 18, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. Notable PersonsPoliticsWar of 1812
 
Area of marker on corner (on right). image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, May 8, 2015
3. Area of marker on corner (on right).
Thomas Metcalfe image. Click for full size.
By Public Domain
4. Thomas Metcalfe
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 174 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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