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Hopkinsville in Christian County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

County Named, 1797

 
 
County Named, 1797 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 1, 2015
1. County Named, 1797 Marker
Inscription. For Col. William Christian, native Virginian, soldier, politician, and pioneer. Served as Colonel in Revolution, member Va. Legislature. Moved family to Jefferson County in 1785, where his Va. land grants totaled 9,000 acres. Killed 1786, defending frontier against Indians. Original county, taken from Logan, included area of 16 present-day counties and parts of 4 others.
 
Erected 1969 by the Kentucky Historical Society Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 1224.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 36° 52.021′ N, 87° 29.288′ W. Marker is in Hopkinsville, Kentucky, in Christian County. Marker is at the intersection of South Main Street (U.S. 41) and East 6th Street, on the right when traveling south on South Main Street. Click for map. South Main Street is one-way running south. Marker is at or near this postal address: 511 South Main Street, Hopkinsville KY 42240, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Courthouse Burned (a few steps from this marker); Lewis & Clark in Kentucky (a few steps from this marker); Hotel Latham (about
Christian County Courthouse nearby. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 1, 2015
2. Christian County Courthouse nearby.
400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Grace Episcopal Church (about 600 feet away); First Presbyterian (approx. 0.2 miles away); Peace Park (approx. 0.3 miles away); Pioneer Graveyard (approx. 0.3 miles away); Charles S. Morehead, 1802-1868 (approx. 0.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Hopkinsville.
 
Also see . . .  Wikipedia article on William Christian. (Submitted on September 23, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. Political SubdivisionsWar, US RevolutionaryWars, US Indian
 
Wide shot of marker and nearby area. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 1, 2015
3. Wide shot of marker and nearby area.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 159 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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