Henderson in Henderson County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
Location. 37° 50.477′ N, 87° 35.643′ W. Marker is in Henderson, Kentucky, in Henderson County. Marker can be reached from North Water Street south of 2nd Street, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is located along Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Good Government League (here, next to this marker); The Ohio River (a few steps from this marker); Steamboats (a few steps from this marker); The 1937 Flood (within shouting distance of this marker); General "Stovepipe" Johnson (within shouting distance of this marker); John James Audubon in Henderson (within shouting distance of this marker); Audubon Saw and Grist Mill (within shouting distance of this marker); Father of the Blues (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Henderson.
More about this marker. Marker is a large composite plaque, mounted horizontally on waist-high posts.
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. John James Audubon in Henderson
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1. John Audubon in Henderson. In 1810 Audubon and his business partner moved to Henderson to open a new store. Although with a wife and family to support, he did very well in his new enterprise for a few years. He also continued to draw the birds that so fascinated him. Lean economic times forced him to sell his Henderson properties and return to Louisville. After being briefly jailed for (Submitted on August 15, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
2. John James Audubon, Henderson County, Ketucky Biography. On the sixteenth day of March 1816, he and Thomas W. BAKEWELL, under the firm name of AUDUBON & BAKEWELL, made application to the Town Trustees for a ninety-five year lease upon a portion of the river front, between First and Second Streets, for the purpose of erecting a grist and saw mill. The Town Trustees granted the petition of AUDUBON & BAKEWELL, and soon thereafter they commenced the building of a mill suitable for the times. Mr. Audubon operated his mill on a large scale for those early times. His grist mill was a great convenience, and furnished a ready market for all of the over-plus of wheat raised in the surrounding country. His saw mill also was a wonderful convenience, doing the sawing for the entire country. The timber and lumber used in building the old KERR, CLARK & Co. building, on Main Street, was sawed by his mill. (Submitted on August 15, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
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