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

Governor's Corner

 
 
Governor's Corner Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, September 14, 2018
1. Governor's Corner Marker
Inscription.  Home of Gov. John Breathitt, born 1787, Va. Came here, 1800. Lawyer, Legislator. Elected Lieut. Gov., 1828, and Governor, 1832. He was advocate of need for preserving Kentucky's valuable documents. He wrote: "There is a laudable solicitude to know everything in respect to our history." He died in office, 1834. Kentucky erected monument in Maple Grove Cemetery.
 
Erected 1964 by Kentucky Historical Society, Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 658.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicCemeteries & Burial Sites. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1787.
 
Location. 36° 50.682′ N, 86° 53.189′ W. Marker is in Russellville, Kentucky, in Logan County. Marker is on East 5th Street east of South Main Street, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 145 East 5th 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 marker. 6 Pdr Field Cannon (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Civil Rights Activist Author / Alice Allison Dunnigan 1906-1983
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(about 400 feet away); Old Bank, Robbed 1868 (about 400 feet away); John Littlejohn (about 400 feet away); Confederate State Convention (about 500 feet away); Lewis and Clark in Kentucky / Death of Meriwether Lewis (about 500 feet away); Russellville (about 500 feet away); Confederate Soldiers Monument (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Russellville.
 
Also see . . .  Wikipedia article on John Breathitt. (Submitted on September 16, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Former home of Governor John Breathitt. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, September 14, 2018
2. Former home of Governor John Breathitt.
Governor John Breathitt image. Click for full size.
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3. Governor John Breathitt
Painting by Ferdinand Graham Walker.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 20, 2019. It was originally submitted on September 16, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 528 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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