Greensburg in Green County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
Green County Architecture Heritage History
The city and county boast many Abraham Lincoln and Civil War connections: Mary Owens, one of Lincolnís first loves; William Herndon, Lincolnís law partner; Lincolnís appointee as U.S. Consul to Mexico in 1863, Reuben Creel; Mentor Graham, who after moving to Illinois became an educator of Lincoln; and Union generals, E.H. Hobson and William Ward. Other famous citizens include Father David Rice, an early Presbyterian minister, and Jane Todd Crawford, who rode on horseback to Danville where Dr. Ephraim McDowell successfully performed the worldís first successful ovariotomy on her on Christmas, 1809.
The Greensburg National Register Historic District is composed of 47 contributing properties, covers 15 acres, and includes “the Oldest Courthouse West of the Alleghenies” (1804), The Woodson Lewis Building (1900) and the Old Depot (1913).
Location. 37° 15.642′ N, 85° 30.099′ W. Marker is in Greensburg, Kentucky, in Green County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of E. Court Street and S. Main Street. Click for map. Marker is located in front of the historic Greensburg Courthouse. Marker is in this post office area: Greensburg KY 42743, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Home of Gen. Edward H. Hobson (a few steps from this marker); Greensburg Courthouse (a few steps from this marker); General Edward Henry Hobson (a few steps from this marker); Green Countians Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Green County, 1792 (within shouting distance of this marker); Home of Early Minister (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Lincoln's Law Partner (about 700 feet away); a different marker also named Home of Gen. Edward H. Hobson (about 800 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Greensburg.
More about this marker. The marker includes a map of the 30-stop
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