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

Jonathan E. Spilman

 
 
Jonathan E. Spilman Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 14, 2018
1. Jonathan E. Spilman Marker
Inscription. Birthplace of Kentucky lawyer, minister, and composer. While at Transylvania Law School, 1837, he wrote the music for Robert Burns' "Flow Gently, Sweet Afton," best remembered of his seven melodies. An adaptation of this music used in one of the tunes to "Away in a Manger," words by Martin Luther. Lawyer 18 years. Became minister when 46. Born 1812. Died 1896.
 
Erected 1968 by Kentucky Historical Society, Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 1202.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 37° 12.793′ N, 87° 10.809′ W. Marker is in Greenville, Kentucky, in Muhlenberg County. Marker is at the intersection of North Main Street (U.S. 62) and West Depot Street, on the right when traveling south on North Main Street. Touch for map. In front of the First Southern National Bank. Marker is at or near this postal address: 401 North Main Street, Greenville KY 42345, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Muhlenberg Hero (approx. 0.2 miles away); George Short House / George W. Short (1805-1863) (approx. 0.7 miles away); Muhlenberg County (approx.
Jonathan E. Spilman Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 14, 2018
2. Jonathan E. Spilman Marker
0.9 miles away); Revolutionary War Soldiers (approx. 0.9 miles away); Forrest Reconnoitered (approx. 0.9 miles away); Battle of New Orleans (approx. 0.9 miles away); Old Greenville Cemetery (approx. 0.9 miles away); First Presbyterian Church (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Greenville.
 
Also see . . .  Wikipedia article on Jonathan E. Spilman. (Submitted on September 19, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. Arts, Letters, MusicChurches & ReligionNotable Persons
 
Looking north on U.S. Highway 62. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 14, 2018
3. Looking north on U.S. Highway 62.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 19, 2018. This page originally submitted on September 19, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 31 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 19, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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