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 Places • Political Subdivisions. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1792.
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).
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.