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

John Littlejohn

 
 
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By Mark Hilton, September 14, 2018
1. John Littlejohn Marker
Inscription. Born Eng., 1756, came America, 1767. Became Methodist preacher at age 20, riding the circuits in Md., Va., Ky. Came to Louisville from Leesburg, Va., 1818. Moved Warren Co., Ky., and then 7 miles south of Russellville in 1822. Died in 1836 after 60 years as minister. His priceless journals (1772-1832) are preserved by the Methodist Church.     See over.

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Guardian of the Declaration of Independence, other state papers, which were entrusted to him by President James Madison in War of 1812. As the British advanced on Washington, Aug. 1814, the President ordered the national archives loaded onto a wagon and sent about 35 miles to Littlejohn, Methodist preacher, Leesburg, and sheriff, Loudoun Co., Va.     Over.
 
Erected 1965 by Kentucky Historical Society, Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 871.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 36° 50.715′ N, 86° 53.268′ W. Marker is in Russellville, Kentucky, in Logan County. Marker is at the intersection of Park Square and West 4th Street (Business U.S. 68), on the left when traveling south on Park Square. Touch for map.
John Littlejohn Marker (reverse) image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 14, 2018
2. John Littlejohn Marker (reverse)
Marker is at or near this postal address: Park Square, Russellville KY 42276, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Confederate State Convention (here, next to this marker); 6 Pdr Field Cannon (a few steps from this marker); Civil Rights Activist Author / Alice Allison Dunnigan 1906-1983 (a few steps from this marker); To Honor Generals (a few steps from this marker); Lewis and Clark in Kentucky / Death of Meriwether Lewis (within shouting distance of this marker); Russellville (within shouting distance of this marker); Bowie, A Kentuckian (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Governor's Corner (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Russellville.
 
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Categories. Churches & ReligionNotable PersonsWar of 1812
 
John Littlejohn Marker in Park Square. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 14, 2018
3. John Littlejohn Marker in Park Square.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 17, 2018. This page originally submitted on September 16, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 53 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 16, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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