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Russellville in Logan County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Townhouse of Maj. Richard Bibb

 
 
Townhouse <small>of</small> Maj. Richard Bibb Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 14, 2018
1. Townhouse of Maj. Richard Bibb Marker
Inscription.  Bibb, a Revolutionary War soldier was born in Va., 1752. He came to Lexington, Kentucky in 1798; moved to Logan Co. the next year where he built Bibb's Chapel. Later erected this house for his wife. Maj. Bibb freed 29 of his slaves in 1829 and sent them to Liberia. He died in 1839, and his will provided for the release of his other slaves and gave them land.
 
Erected 1975 by Kentucky Historical Society, Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 1514.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansNotable BuildingsWar, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1752.
 
Location. 36° 50.485′ N, 86° 53.255′ W. Marker is in Russellville, Kentucky, in Logan County. Marker is at the intersection of South Winter Street and West 8th Street, on the left when traveling south on South Winter Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 183 South Winter Street, Russellville KY 42276, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this
Townhouse <small>of</small> Maj. Richard Bibb and marker. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 14, 2018
2. Townhouse of Maj. Richard Bibb and marker.
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marker. O'Bannon House (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Governors' Corner (about 600 feet away); United Methodist Temple (about 600 feet away); Old Bank, Robbed 1868 (approx. 0.2 miles away); Rhea Stadium (approx. 0.2 miles away); Ken Barrett Field (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Governor's Corner (approx. ¼ mile away); 6 Pdr Field Cannon (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Russellville.
 
Regarding Townhouse of Maj. Richard Bibb. The antebellum Bibb house, built in 1817, is now a museum.
 
The view north on Winter Street from marker. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 14, 2018
3. The view north on Winter Street from marker.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 16, 2018. It was originally submitted on September 16, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 117 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 16, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.

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