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Frankfort in Franklin County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Gov. George Madison (1763-1816)

 
 
Gov. George Madison (1763-1816) Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, September 8, 2013
1. Gov. George Madison (1763-1816) Marker
Inscription. A youthful Rev. War. soldier from Va., Madison was appointed auditor of Ky. public accounts by Governor Shelby; served some 20 years. His heroic service in the War of 1812 helped propel him to governorship, 1816; died shortly after taking office. Lt. Gov. Slaughter finished term of first Ky. gov. to die in office. Madison is buried in the state section of the Frankfort Cem.

1992 * Kentucky Historical Society * Kentucky Department of Highways * 1896

 
Erected 1992 by Kentucky Historical Society & Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 1896.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 38° 12.005′ N, 84° 52.66′ W. Marker is in Frankfort, Kentucky, in Franklin County. Marker is at the intersection of West Broadway Street and Catfish Alley, on the right when traveling west on West Broadway Street. Touch for map. Marker is located on the U.S. Courthouse & Post Office grounds, near the sidewalk, midway between St. Clair Street and Washington Street. Marker is at or near this postal address: 330 West Broadway Street, Frankfort KY 40601, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance
Gov. George Madison (1763-1816) Marker (<i>tall view; U.S. Courthouse grounds behind marker</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, September 8, 2013
2. Gov. George Madison (1763-1816) Marker (tall view; U.S. Courthouse grounds behind marker)
of this marker. Governor William Goebel (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Emily Thomas Tubman House (about 400 feet away); Veterans of American Revolution Elected Governor of Kentucky (about 400 feet away); The Church of the Ascension (about 400 feet away); Lewis and Clark in Kentucky / Frankfort Newspapers (about 400 feet away); Old State House (about 400 feet away); Confederates Here (about 400 feet away); Morehead House (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Frankfort.
 
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1. Governor George Madison. Born in Virginia in 1763, George was second cousin to U.S. President James Madison. While he had some militia service during the Revolutionary War, after moving to Kentucky George was wounded twice in 1791 while fighting Native Americans. During the War of 1812, Madison was second major in the 1st Kentucky Rifle Regiment. Captured at the Battle of River Raisin in January 1813, he was released in 1814 and returned to Kentucky. (Submitted on September 26, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 

2. George Madison. George Madison was the sixth Governor of Kentucky. He was the first governor of Kentucky to die in office, serving only a few weeks in 1816. Madison traveled to Blue Lick Springs for his health soon after the election, but was too weak to return to Frankfort for the inauguration.
Gov. George Madison (1763-1816) Marker (<i>wide view; Broadway Street in background</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, September 8, 2013
3. Gov. George Madison (1763-1816) Marker (wide view; Broadway Street in background)
A Bourbon County justice of the peace administered the oath of office at the springs. Madison's only official act of office was the appointment of Colonel Charles S. Todd as secretary of state. (Submitted on September 26, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
Categories. Politics
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 28, 2018. This page originally submitted on September 25, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 41 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 26, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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