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Near Bardstown in Nelson County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Rowan-Chambers Duel

 
 
Rowan-Chambers Duel Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tom Bosse, July 5, 2018
1. Rowan-Chambers Duel Marker
Inscription.  Site in valley to east, one of most famous duels in Kentucky because of prominent men involved. John Rowan, later jurist, and US Senator. His second, George M. Bibb, Kentucky Chief Justice, US Senator, Secretary of Treasury. Dr. James Chambers was popular physician. An argument on Jan. 29, 1801, climaxed in duel on Feb. 3. Dr. Chambers was killed in the second round of firing.
 
Erected 1969 by Kentucky Historical Society & Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 1281.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Events. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list. A significant historical date for this entry is January 29, 1801.
 
Location. 37° 47.881′ N, 85° 28.758′ W. Marker is near Bardstown, Kentucky, in Nelson County. Marker is on New Haven Road (U.S. 31E), on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Bardstown KY 40004, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Edgewood (approx. 0.7 miles away); Steamboat Inventor (approx. 0.9 miles away); Bethlehem Academy
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(approx. 0.9 miles away); One Room School House (approx. 0.9 miles away); Saint Joseph Cathedral / Diocese of Bardstown (approx. 0.9 miles away); The Harrison-Smith House (approx. one mile away); Talbott Tavern (approx. one mile away); Nelson Countians who served and Gave All (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bardstown.
 
Also see . . .  John Rowan (Kentucky). (Submitted on August 18, 2018, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee.)
 
Rowan-Chambers Duel Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tom Bosse, July 5, 2018
2. Rowan-Chambers Duel Marker
John Rowan image. Click for full size.
3. John Rowan
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 4, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 18, 2018, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 884 times since then and 95 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 18, 2018, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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