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

Charles S. Morehead, 1802-1868

 
 
Charles S. Morehead, 1802-1868 Marker (Side 1) image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 1, 2015
1. Charles S. Morehead, 1802-1868 Marker (Side 1)
Inscription.
Charles S. Morehead, 1802-1868
This Ky. governor and congressman was born near Bardstown. A graduate of Transylvania, he began law practice in Hopkinsville. Morehead served in state legislature, as attorney general, in U.S. House of Rep., and as governor of Ky., 1855-59. During his administration, geological survey completed, state prison enlarged, and funds allotted for annual state fair. See over.

Charles Slaughter Morehead
Hoping to avert civil war, Morehead attended Washington Peace Conf., 1861. Although neutral, he sympathized with Confederacy and criticized Lincoln's policies. Arrested by federal leaders and imprisoned for several months. Warned of another arrest, he fled to Canada, Europe, and Mexico. Died at his Mississippi plantation, 1868. Buried in Frankfort Cem.
 
Erected 1992 by the Kentucky Historical Society Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 1910.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 36° 51.89′ N, 87° 29.6′ W. Marker is in Hopkinsville, Kentucky, in Christian County. Marker is at the intersection of West 13th Street
Charles S. Morehead, 1802-1868 Marker (Side 2) image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 1, 2015
2. Charles S. Morehead, 1802-1868 Marker (Side 2)
and Ferrell Street, on the left when traveling west on West 13th Street. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 320 West 13th Street, Hopkinsville KY 42240, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Pioneer Graveyard (within shouting distance of this marker); Lewis & Clark in Kentucky (approx. 0.3 miles away); Courthouse Burned (approx. 0.3 miles away); County Named, 1797 (approx. 0.3 miles away); Hotel Latham (approx. 0.4 miles away); First Presbyterian (approx. 0.4 miles away); Grace Episcopal Church (approx. 0.4 miles away); Peace Park (approx. half a mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Hopkinsville.
 
Also see . . .  Wikipedia article on Morehead. (Submitted on September 23, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
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Wide view of marker on far distance right side. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 1, 2015
3. Wide view of marker on far distance right side.
Marker located with the city owned Pioneer Cemetery.
Charles S. Morehead image. Click for full size.
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4. Charles S. Morehead
Marker shown near Pioneer Cemetery monument listing of town pioneers. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 1, 2015
5. Marker shown near Pioneer Cemetery monument listing of town pioneers.
View from marker of Pioneer Cemetery. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 1, 2015
6. View from marker of Pioneer Cemetery.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 182 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on , by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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