Henderson in Henderson County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
John James Audubon Store Site
John James Audubon
May 14, 1925
Erected 1925 by Mann Bros.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Animals • Arts, Letters, Music • Industry & Commerce. A significant historical year for this entry is 1810.
Location. 37° 50.453′ N, 87° 35.483′ W. Marker is in Henderson, Kentucky, in Henderson County. Marker is at the intersection of North Main Street and 2nd Street, on the right when traveling north on North Main Street. Marker is a large metal plaque, mounted at a 60-degree angle on a tall granite pedestal, facing Main Street, near the intersection. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Henderson KY 42420, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Planters State Bank (within shouting distance of this marker); Husband Edward Kimmel (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Prichett House (about 600 feet away); Admiral Husband Edward Kimmel Audubon Saw and Grist Mill (about 700 feet away); Henderson County Revolutionary War Memorial (about 700 feet away); a different marker also named Henderson County Revolutionary War Memorial (about 700 feet away); Old Court Bell (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Henderson.
More about this marker. Marker features a bas-relief sculpture of John James Audubon in addition to the inscription.
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. John James Audubon in Henderson
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1. John James Audubon. Audubon spent more than a decade as a businessman, eventually traveling down the Ohio River to western Kentucky—then the frontier—and setting up a dry-goods store in Henderson. He continued to draw birds as a hobby, amassing an impressive portfolio. While in Kentucky, Lucy gave birth to two sons, Victor Gifford and John Woodhouse, as well as a daughter who died in infancy. Audubon was quite successful in business for a while, but hard times hit, and in 1819 he was briefly jailed for bankruptcy. (Submitted on July 5, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
2. John James Audubon State Park, Kentucky. The great naturalist and bird (Submitted on July 5, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
3. History of Henderson. Henderson’s wooded hills and lush vegetation attracted the naturalist, John James Audubon, who once operated a mill on the riverfront, one block from the center of the present business district where Main and Second Streets cross. Thousands of people annually visit Audubon State Park and Museum located at the northern limits of the city. (Submitted on July 5, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
Credits. This page was last revised on August 16, 2018. It was originally submitted on July 5, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 305 times since then and 63 times this year. Last updated on August 16, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on July 5, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. 4. submitted on July 10, 2018, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.