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

Matthew Walton

1759-1819

 
 
Matthew Walton Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tom Bosse, July 4, 2018
1. Matthew Walton Marker
Inscription.  Home, office of political "father" of Washington Co. Born, Va. Came Ky., 1784. Danville Convs., 1785, 1787; Va. Fed. Const. Ratification Conv., 1788; Va. Assembly, 1790; Ky. Const. Conv., 1792; Legis., 1792, 1795, 1808; Ky. Sen., 1800-03; US Cong., 1803-07. Owned nearly 200,000 acres. This house erected about 1784. Manor house built here about 1791. It was razed in 1900.
 
Erected 1966 by Kentucky Historical Society & Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 933.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Government & Politics. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1784.
 
Location. 37° 42.69′ N, 85° 15.669′ W. Marker is in Springfield, Kentucky, in Washington County. Marker is on Bardstown Road (U.S. 150), on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Springfield KY 40069, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Saint Catharine (approx. 0.2 miles away); Saint Rose Priory (approx. 1.3 miles away); E. Gregory Goatley Law Office
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(approx. 2.8 miles away); Jesse Head Homesite (approx. 2.8 miles away); Busy Day In Springfield (approx. 2.8 miles away); Lincoln Homestead (approx. 2.8 miles away); World War I Monument (approx. 2.8 miles away); Korean War Marker (approx. 2.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Springfield.
 
Also see . . .  Matthew Walton, 1759-1819. (Submitted on August 12, 2018, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee.)
 
Matthew Walton Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tom Bosse, July 4, 2018
2. Matthew Walton Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 15, 2018. It was originally submitted on August 12, 2018, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 244 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. 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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