Hawesville in Hancock County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
County Named - 1829
Erected 1964 by Kentucky Historical Society & Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 762.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Government & Politics • Patriots & Patriotism • War, US Revolutionary. A significant historical year for this entry is 1829.
Location. 37° 54.072′ N, 86° 44.96′ W. Marker is in Hawesville, Kentucky, in Hancock County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street (Kentucky Route 69) and Madison Street (Kentucky Route 69), on the right when traveling south on Main Street. Marker is located beside the sidewalk, just inside the fence, in a small plaza at the north corner of the old Hancock County Courthouse grounds. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Hawesville KY 42348, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Hawesville Railroad Station (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Hawesville (approx. 0.2 miles away); Captain William Davison / Steamboat DisasterFabric of Cannelton (approx. 0.7 miles away in Indiana); Indiana Cotton Mill (approx. ¾ mile away in Indiana); Gilbert Mortier Marquis de Layfayette (approx. 0.9 miles away in Indiana); Cannelton Courthouse (approx. 0.9 miles away in Indiana); Perry County Rocks (approx. 0.9 miles away in Indiana). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hawesville.
Also see . . . Hancock County, Kentucky. On January 3rd in 1829, Kentucky Governor Thomas Metcalfe signed into law a statute forming Hancock County from parts of Breckinridge, Daviess and Ohio counties to become Kentucky's 85th county. The County was named in honor of the Boston patriot John Hancock who headed the Continental Congress and became the most notable signer of the Declaration of Independence. (Submitted on July 6, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
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