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

Unique Father and Son

 
 
Unique Father and Son Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, July 31, 2016
1. Unique Father and Son Marker
Side One
Inscription. Reuben Creel, Greensburg native, appointed by Lincoln as consul from U.S. to Chihuahua, Mexico, 1863. Served until 1866. His son Enrique C., in turn, served as ambassador from Mexico to U.S., 1907-09. Reuben went to Mexico with Gen. Ward, Greensburg native, serving as his interpreter during Mexican War. Remained after war. Early home stands here.

Enrique Creel born Mexico, 1854. Wealthy banker. Member Mexican National Congress, 1898-1904. Was ambassador to U.S., 1907-09. Gov. of Chihuahua. Served as official interpreter at meeting of Pres. Taft and Mexican Pres. Diaz in 1912. Minister of Foreign Affair until Revolution of 1913, when his property was confiscated. Fled to U.S. Died in Mexico, 1931.
 
Erected 1967 by Kentucky Historical Society, Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 1082.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 37° 15.48′ N, 85° 29.956′ W. Marker is in Greensburg, Kentucky, in Green County. Marker is on E. Columbia Avenue (State Highway 417) east of S. Depot Street, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Greensburg KY 42743, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other
Unique Father and Son Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, July 31, 2016
2. Unique Father and Son Marker
Side Two
markers are within walking distance of this marker. Civil War Generals (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Home of Gen. Edward H. Hobson (about 700 feet away); Lincoln's Law Partner (approx. 0.2 miles away); General Edward Henry Hobson (approx. 0.2 miles away); Greensburg Courthouse (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Home of Gen. Edward H. Hobson (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named General Edward Henry Hobson (approx. 0.2 miles away); Green County Architecture Heritage History (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Greensburg.
 
Also see . . .  Enrique Creek - Wikipedia entry. (Submitted on August 14, 2016.)
 
Categories. Notable Persons
 
Unique Father and Son Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, July 31, 2016
3. Unique Father and Son Marker
View to south across E. Columbia Avenue
View to West Along E. Columbia Avenue image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, July 31, 2016
4. View to West Along E. Columbia Avenue
Marker is on left (south) side of street
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 84 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page was last revised on August 14, 2016.
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