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

Gen. Samuel Hopkins

 
 
Gen. Samuel Hopkins Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 1, 2015
1. Gen. Samuel Hopkins Marker
Inscription. Born in Va., 1753. On Washington's staff & in many campaigns, American Revolution. Came to Ky. in 1797, as Transylvania Company agent. Helped lay out town of Henderson. Chief Justice of first court, 1799. Member of Ky. House, 1800-06, and Senate, 1809-13. Commander-in-Chief, western frontier, 1812. Congress 1813-15. Hopkinsville and Hopkins County named for him. Died 1819.
 
Erected 2010 by the Kentucky Historical Society Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 717.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 37° 49.514′ N, 87° 32.701′ W. Marker is in Henderson, Kentucky, in Henderson County. Marker is on Zion Road (Kentucky Route 351) 0.1 miles west of Denise Drive, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3351 Zion Road, Henderson KY 42420, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Transylvania Company (approx. 1.4 miles away); Kimmel Homestead (approx. 2.6 miles away); County Formed, Named (approx. 2.7 miles away); Augustus Owsley Stanley
Marker located in front of Henderson Co. Farm Bureau. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 1, 2015
2. Marker located in front of Henderson Co. Farm Bureau.
(approx. 2.8 miles away); Henderson County Revolutionary War Memorial (approx. 2.8 miles away); a different marker also named Henderson County Revolutionary War Memorial (approx. 2.8 miles away); A Civil War Action (approx. 2.8 miles away); Operation Desert Storm Memorial (approx. 2.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Henderson.
 
Also see . . .
1. Wikipedia article on Samuel Hopkins. (Submitted on September 24, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
2. Western Kentucky History on Samuel Hopkins. (Submitted on September 24, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. Patriots & PatriotismSettlements & SettlersWar, US Revolutionary
 
The view west on Zion Road. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 1, 2015
3. The view west on Zion Road.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 146 times since then and 15 times this year. 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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