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

Founder Capt. William Shannon

1740 - 1794

 
 
Founder Capt. William Shannon Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 14, 2019
1. Founder Capt. William Shannon Marker
Inscription.  
Surveyor - Patriot - Statesman
Conductor General - Commissary
Quartermaster General-Ill. W.D.
under
Gen. George Rogers Clark
Donated
One Acre for Shelby County
Court House Square
Oct. 16, 1792

 
Erected 1938 by Issac Shelby Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution, Shelby County Fiscal Court and Newton S. Shannon.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution marker series.
 
Location. 38° 12.651′ N, 85° 12.939′ W. Marker is in Shelbyville, Kentucky, in Shelby County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street (Kentucky Route 53) and 5th Street, on the right when traveling east on Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 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. The Blockhouse / Martin's Raid (a few steps from this marker); Squire Boone's Station, 1779 (a few steps from this marker); Shelby County WWI Honor Roll (within
The view east on Midland Trail of the marker. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 14, 2019
2. The view east on Midland Trail of the marker.
shouting distance of this marker); Shelby County, 1792 (within shouting distance of this marker); Lewis and Clark in Kentucky 1806 Return of Expedition / Death of Meriwether Lewis (within shouting distance of this marker); The Armstrong Hotel (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Science Hill School (about 600 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 . . .  Kentucky Kindred Genealogy about William Shannon. (Submitted on July 29, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. Colonial EraNotable PersonsWar, US Revolutionary
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on July 29, 2019. This page originally submitted on July 29, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 43 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 29, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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