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

County Named, 1842

 
 
County Named, 1842 Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tom Bosse, July 4, 2018
1. County Named, 1842 Marker
Inscription.  For Judge John Boyle, 1774-1834. State representative, 1800; U.S. Congress, 1803-9; Kentucky Court of Appeals, Chief Justice, 1810-26; U.S. District Judge for Kentucky, 1826-34. The Judge "lived for his country," setting many important legal precedents for the new state. The 94th county, formed from parts of Mercer and Lincoln, with Danville named the county seat.
 
Erected 1969 by Kentucky Historical Society & Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 1218.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1800.
 
Location. 37° 38.773′ N, 84° 46.412′ W. Marker is in Danville, Kentucky, in Boyle County. Marker is at the intersection of West Main Street and North 4th Street, on the right when traveling west on West Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Danville KY 40422, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Poet, Lawyer and Soldier / Theodore O'Hara (here, next to this marker); Courthouse a Hospital
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(here, next to this marker); American Revolution Memorial (a few steps from this marker); John Marshall Harlan / Kentucky's "Great Dissenter" (a few steps from this marker); First Crop / Hemp in Kentucky (a few steps from this marker); Boyle County Veterans Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Trinity Episcopal Church (within shouting distance of this marker); School for the Deaf (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Danville.
 
Also see . . .  John Boyle (congressman). (Submitted on August 12, 2018, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee.)
 
County Named, 1842 Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tom Bosse, July 4, 2018
2. County Named, 1842 Marker
Marker is one of five markers located on the Courthouse Lawn.
County Named, 1842 Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tom Bosse, July 4, 2018
3. County Named, 1842 Marker
Marker is one of five markers located on the Courthouse Lawn.
Judge John Boyle image. Click for full size.
4. Judge John Boyle
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 19, 2019. It was originally submitted on August 12, 2018, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 162 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 12, 2018, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.

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