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

Confederate State Convention

 
 
Confederate State Convention Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, September 14, 2018
1. Confederate State Convention Marker
Inscription.  Here November 20, 1861, Confederate leaders from 64 Kentucky counties seceded from the Union. The state was admitted as the 13th into the Confederate States of America Dec. 10, 1861.
 
Erected by Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 74.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Political SubdivisionsWar, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list. A significant historical date for this entry is November 20, 1861.
 
Location. 36° 50.718′ N, 86° 53.271′ W. Marker is in Russellville, Kentucky, in Logan County. Marker is at the intersection of Park Square (Business U.S. 68) and West 4th Street, on the left when traveling south on Park Square. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Park Square, 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. John Littlejohn (here, next to this marker); To Honor Generals (a few steps from this marker); Civil Rights Activist Author / Alice Allison Dunnigan 1906-1983 (a few steps from this marker); 6 Pdr Field Cannon
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(a few steps from this marker); Confederate Soldiers Monument (a few steps from this marker); Lewis and Clark in Kentucky / Death of Meriwether Lewis (a few steps from this marker); Russellville (a few steps from this marker); Bowie, A Kentuckian (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Russellville.
 
Also see . . .  Wikipedia article about the Confederate Convention in Russellville. (Submitted on September 16, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
View of marker (foreground) at Park Square. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, September 14, 2018
2. View of marker (foreground) at Park Square.
Confederate Monument In Russellville image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bradley Owen, October 13, 2019
3. Confederate Monument In Russellville
Within shouting distance of the marker. It was placed on the National Register of Historic Places on July 17, 1997.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 8, 2021. It was originally submitted on September 16, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 402 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 16, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.   3. submitted on February 6, 2021, by Bradley Owen of Morgantown, West Virginia.

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