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

Nancy Morgan Hart

Revolutionary Heroine

 

— 1735-1830 —

 
Nancy Morgan Hart Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, September 17, 2017
1. Nancy Morgan Hart Marker
Inscription.  
Placed by the
Gen. Sam'l Hopkins Chapter

 
Erected by General Samuel Hopkins Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Patriots & PatriotismWar, US RevolutionaryWomen. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution series list.
 
Location. 37° 50.342′ N, 87° 35.505′ W. Marker is in Henderson, Kentucky, in Henderson County. Marker is on 1st Street east of North Main Street, on the right when traveling east. Marker is located beside the sidewalk, near the flag pole, directly in front of the north (1st Street) entrance to the Henderson County Courthouse. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 20 North Main Street, Henderson KY 42420, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Old Court Bell (here, next to this marker); Henderson County Revolutionary War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Henderson County Revolutionary War Memorial
Nancy Morgan Hart Marker (<i>wide view</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, September 17, 2017
2. Nancy Morgan Hart Marker (wide view)
(within shouting distance of this marker); A Civil War Action (within shouting distance of this marker); Confederate Raid on Newburgh (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Operation Desert Storm Memorial (about 300 feet away); Central Park Fountain (about 400 feet away); County Formed, Named (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Henderson.
 
Also see . . .
1. Nancy Morgan Hart. Georgia frontierswoman Nancy Morgan Hart was a legendary hero of the American Revolution who made it her mission to rid the Georgia territory of British Loyalists (Tories). According to various accounts, she captured six, killed one, and oversaw the hanging of five others. She also served as a spy. (Submitted on July 5, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 

2. Nancy Hart (ca. 1735-1830). Georgia's most acclaimed female participant during the Revolutionary War (1775-83) was Nancy Hart. A devout patriot, Hart gained notoriety during the revolution for her determined efforts to rid the area of Tories, English soldiers, and British sympathizers. Her single-handed efforts against Tories and Indians in the Broad River frontier, as well as her
Nancy Morgan Hart Marker (<i>back side of marker visible at far left</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, September 17, 2017
3. Nancy Morgan Hart Marker (back side of marker visible at far left)
covert activities as a patriot spy, have become the stuff of myth, legend, and local folklore. (Submitted on July 5, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 

3. Nancy Hart (1735-1830): War Woman. When the American Revolution came to Elbert County, Georgia, Nancy, a Whig and ardent patriot was already being referred to as “Wahatche” or, “War Woman,” by local Native American tribes. She felt it was her duty to eradicate British sympathizers and Tories from the region. With her husband fighting for the Georgia militia, Nancy would often disguise herself as a man and wander into British encampments to gather information regarding troop movements and battle plans. She is also thought to have been an active participant in the Battle of Kettle Creek on February 14, 1779. In one account of her heroism, British forces descended upon her home demanding food. She sat the six soldiers down and began to feed them. During the meal, Nancy caught the troopers by surprise and took all six captive. (Submitted on July 5, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 10, 2018. It was originally submitted on July 5, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 213 times since then and 61 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 5, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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