“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Fredericktown in Washington County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)

Washington County

Washington County Marker (Side 1) image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, July 4, 2018
1. Washington County Marker (Side 1)
Inscription.  The first county formed by first Assembly of Kentucky, 1792. Named for Geo. Washington. Springfield, county seat, laid off, 1793, by Matthew Walton; veteran of War of Revolution, legislator. Courthouse built in 1816, oldest used as such in state (1965). First settlers in area, 1776. Pres. Lincoln's grandfather came this part Ky., 1782; parents married in county, 1806. Over.

Washington Co. Contd. - Col. John Hardin, Revolutionary soldier, laid claim in area, 1780. Settled, 1786. On peace mission in Ohio, 1792, murdered by Indians. First Dominican Priory in U.S., 1806, where Jefferson Davis went to school, 1815-16. John Pope, U.S. Senator, 1807-13, came to Springfield, 1820. Governor, Arkansas Terr., 1829-35; Congress, 1837-43. Home and grave in city. Over.
Erected 1965 by Kentucky Historical Society & Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 853.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Notable PlacesPolitical Subdivisions. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1792.

Washington County Marker (Side 2) image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, July 4, 2018
2. Washington County Marker (Side 2)
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37° 45.706′ N, 85° 20.184′ W. Marker is in Fredericktown, Kentucky, in Washington County. Marker is at the intersection of Bardstown Road (U.S. 150) and Old Frederickstown / Bardstown Road (County Route 1872), on the left when traveling west on Bardstown Road. 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 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Grundy Plantation / Felix Grundy (approx. 3.8 miles away); Ferguson Chapel Site (approx. 3.9 miles away); Matthew Walton (approx. 5.4 miles away); Saint Catharine (approx. 5.6 miles away); Camp Charity (approx. 6.1 miles away); Saint Rose Priory (approx. 6.2 miles away); Kincheloe's Station (approx. 6.6 miles away); Lincoln Cabin (approx. 6.6 miles away).
Washington County Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, July 4, 2018
3. Washington County 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 83 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. 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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