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.
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 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Hawesville Railroad Station (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Veterans Memorial Tell City Hall (approx. 3.6 miles away in Indiana); A Bit of Swiss (approx. 3.7 miles away in Indiana); Perry County Indiana Honor Roll Memorial (approx. 3.7 miles away in Indiana); Army and Air National Guard Veterans Memorial (approx. 3.7 miles away in Indiana); Abraham S. Fulton (approx. 7.2 miles away in Indiana); A New Home in Indiana (approx. 7.7 miles away in Indiana).
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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