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Shelbyville in Shelby County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Shelby County, 1792

 
 
Shelby County, 1792 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 14, 2019
1. Shelby County, 1792 Marker
Inscription.  Formed from a part of Jefferson County, it was the third created after Kentucky became a state. Named in honor of Isaac Shelby, 1750-1826, first Kentucky governor, 1792-96; elected again 1812-16. In the Revolutionary War, Indian campaigns, and War of 1812. He came to Kentucky in 1783. Member of the Kentucky Constitutional Conventions at Danville, 1784-92.
 
Erected 1969 by Kentucky Historical Society, Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 1238.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 38° 12.665′ N, 85° 12.951′ W. Marker is in Shelbyville, Kentucky, in Shelby County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street (U.S. 60) and 5th Street, on the left when traveling east on Main Street. Located at the Shelby County Courthouse. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 501 Main Street, Shelbyville KY 40065, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Squire Boone's Station, 1779 (a few steps from this marker); Lewis and Clark in Kentucky 1806 Return of Expedition / Death of Meriwether Lewis
Shelby County, 1792 Marker looking east on Main Street (the Midland Trail). image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 14, 2019
2. Shelby County, 1792 Marker looking east on Main Street (the Midland Trail).
(a few steps from this marker); The Blockhouse / Martin's Raid (within shouting distance of this marker); Founder Capt. William Shannon (within shouting distance of this marker); Shelby County WWI Honor Roll (within shouting distance of this marker); The Armstrong Hotel (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Science Hill School (about 500 feet away); Birthplace of Governor Augustus Owsley Stanley / Stanley-Casey House (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Shelbyville.
 
Also see . . .  A Brief History of Shelby County, Kentucky. (Submitted on July 18, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. Notable PersonsPolitical SubdivisionsWar of 1812War, US Revolutionary
 
The Shelby County Courthouse with marker on very right. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 14, 2019
3. The Shelby County Courthouse with marker on very right.
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on July 18, 2019. This page originally submitted on July 18, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 79 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 18, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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