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Columbia in Adair County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Col. Frank L. Wolford

 
 
Col. Frank L. Wolford Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, May 8, 2015
1. Col. Frank L. Wolford Marker
Inscription. A foremost champion of the Union, a staunch friend of the stricken South, defender of constitutional freedom. Born Columbia 1817, died 1895 and buried in city cemetery. Veteran Mexican War, leader famed First Kentucky Union Cavalry, hero of many battles, eight times wounded. Bold warrior, chivalrous foe. Renowned lawyer and orator. Member Legislature and Congress.
 
Erected 1963 by the Kentucky Historical Society, Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 604.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 37° 6.164′ N, 85° 18.354′ W. Marker is in Columbia, Kentucky, in Adair County. Marker is at the intersection of Public Square and Campbellsville Street (Kentucky Route 55), on the left when traveling east on Public Square. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 424 Public Square, Columbia KY 42728, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Adair County Courthouse (here, next to this marker); Confederate Raids (a few steps from this marker); Adair County Revolutionary War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker);
Adair County Courthouse image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, May 8, 2015
2. Adair County Courthouse
Marker is on right side of courthouse.
Jane Lampton Home (within shouting distance of this marker); Frank Lane Wolford (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Columbia-Union Presbyterian Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Daniel Trabue (1760-1840) (approx. 0.2 miles away); Male and Female School Site / Student Parking in the 1850s (approx. mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Columbia.
 
Also see . . .  University of Kentucky biography on Colonel Wolford. (Submitted on May 18, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. PoliticsWar, Mexican-AmericanWar, US Civil
 
View looking eastward towards road markers. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, May 8, 2015
3. View looking eastward towards road markers.
Col. Frank L. Wolford image. Click for full size.
By Public Domain
4. Col. Frank L. Wolford
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 236 times since then and 2 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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