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Sturgis in Union County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Bell Mines

 
 
Bell Mines Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 13, 2018
1. Bell Mines Marker
Inscription. John Bell, 1797-1869, of Tenn. owned mines two miles south of here. In 1860 he was nominated as candidate for President by the Constitutional Union Party. He campaigned to preserve the Union and carried Kentucky, Tennessee, and Virginia against Abraham Lincoln. Later Bell advocated secession. He was Congressman, 1827-41, and member U.S. Senate, 1847-59, from Tenn.
 
Erected 1964 by the Kentucky Historical Society, Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 663.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 37° 32.713′ N, 87° 58.97′ W. Marker is in Sturgis, Kentucky, in Union County. Marker is at the intersection of North Monroe Street (Kentucky Route 365) and 5th Street (U.S. 60), on the left when traveling north on North Monroe Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: North Monroe Street, Sturgis KY 42459, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Robert E. Lee Won with Sturgis Coal (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); U. S. Treasurer (approx. 1.9 miles away); Civil War Action (approx.
Bell Mines Marker looking west towards downtown Sturgis. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 13, 2018
2. Bell Mines Marker looking west towards downtown Sturgis.
4˝ miles away); Nally Spa (approx. 9.1 miles away); Earle C. Clements (approx. 10.1 miles away); Forrest Reconnoitered (approx. 10.2 miles away); Union County, 1811 (approx. 10.2 miles away); Lincoln Spoke Here (approx. 10.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sturgis.
 
Also see . . .
1. Wikipedia article on John Bell. (Submitted on September 25, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
2. Wikipedia article on Bell Mines. (Submitted on September 25, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
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Bell Mines Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 13, 2018
3. Bell Mines Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 25, 2018. This page originally submitted on September 25, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 39 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 25, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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