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Louisa in Lawrence County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

County Named, 1821

 
 
County Named, 1821 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 13, 2019
1. County Named, 1821 Marker
Inscription.  For Capt. James Lawrence, whose charge, "Don't give up the ship," when mortally wounded in battle between USS Chesapeake and HMS Shannon off Boston, June 1, 1813, met highest traditions of US Navy and has inspired all Americans. Buried with honor by British in Halifax; reinterred at Trinity Church, New York. Lawrence County was formed from Greenup and Floyd.
 
Erected 1965 by Kentucky Historical Society, Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 886.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 38° 6.934′ N, 82° 36.155′ W. Marker is in Louisa, Kentucky, in Lawrence County. Marker is on South Main Cross Street north of East Madison Street, on the right when traveling north. Located at the Lawrence County Courthouse. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 122 South Main Cross Street, Louisa KY 41230, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Frederick M. Vinson (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Fort Bishop
County Named, 1821 Marker at Lawrence County Courthouse. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 13, 2019
2. County Named, 1821 Marker at Lawrence County Courthouse.
(approx. 0.4 miles away); Fort Gay (approx. half a mile away in West Virginia); Fort Gay Toll Bridge (approx. half a mile away in West Virginia); The Fort Gay Lock and Dam (approx. half a mile away in West Virginia); Revolutionary War Soldier's Grave (approx. 1.1 miles away in West Virginia); Pioneer Furnace / Iron Made in Kentucky (approx. 1.6 miles away); Giant Cooling Tower (approx. 4.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Louisa.
 
Also see . . .
1. Kentucky Historical Society on Lawrence County. (Submitted on July 21, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
2. Wikipedia article on Captain James Lawrence. (Submitted on July 21, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
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Captain James Lawrence (October 1, 1781 – June 4, 1813) image. Click for full size.
By Public domain
3. Captain James Lawrence (October 1, 1781 – June 4, 1813)
USS Chesapeake (1799) image. Click for full size.
By Public domain
4. USS Chesapeake (1799)
Royal Navy frigate H.M.S. Shannon and the American frigate U.S.S. Chesapeake image. Click for full size.
By Public domain
5. Royal Navy frigate H.M.S. Shannon and the American frigate U.S.S. Chesapeake
A depiction of the naval battle between H.M.S. Shannon and the U.S.S. Chesapeake off the coast of Boston, Massachusetts, United States, in June 1813.
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on July 21, 2019. This page originally submitted on July 21, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 60 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on July 21, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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