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West Point in Hardin County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

James Young House

 
 
James Young House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tom Bosse, July 5, 2018
1. James Young House Marker
Inscription.  This Federal style house was built by the town's founder, James Young, in 1797. Clara Barton, founder of the American Red Cross, stayed here while distributing flood relief to the victims of the 1884 flood.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureCharity & Public WorkSettlements & SettlersWomen. In addition, it is included in the Clara Barton, and the Kentucky, City of West Point series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1797.
 
Location. 38° 0.042′ N, 85° 56.693′ W. Marker is in West Point, Kentucky, in Hardin County. Marker is at the intersection of Elm Street and North 2nd Street, on the right when traveling east on Elm Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: West Point KY 40177, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Founding of West Point/ James Young (here, next to this marker); Young's Inn (a few steps from this marker); Sears and Roebuck (a few steps from this marker); Lewis and Clark in Kentucky / John Shields (1769-1809) (within shouting distance
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of this marker); Pioneer Cemetery (within shouting distance of this marker); Pearman's Settlement (within shouting distance of this marker); The Salt Warehouse (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Fort Duffield (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in West Point.
 
James Young House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tom Bosse, July 5, 2018
2. James Young House Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 22, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 19, 2018, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 504 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 19, 2018, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.

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