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Leitchfield in Grayson County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Leitchfield Landmarks

 
 
Leitchfield Landmarks Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, September 14, 2018
1. Leitchfield Landmarks Marker
Inscription.  Leitchfield was laid off 1810, and named for David Leitch, prominent landowner and founder of Leitch's Station. His estate gave land for Grayson's county seat. Site chosen because of fresh water springs, particularly "Big Spring" nearby. Grayson's first circuit court met under large oak tree on this hill; Judge Henry P. Broadenax presided. Town was incorporated in 1866.
 
Erected 1984 by Kentucky Historical Society, Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 1741.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Settlements & SettlersWaterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1810.
 
Location. 37° 28.784′ N, 86° 17.528′ W. Marker is in Leitchfield, Kentucky, in Grayson County. Marker is at the intersection of South Clinton Street and East Main Street, on the right when traveling south on South Clinton Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 108 South Clinton Street, Leitchfield KY 42754, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of
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this marker, measured as the crow flies. Jack Thomas House (within shouting distance of this marker); Grayson County WWI War Memorial (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Grayson County Korean War Memorial (about 500 feet away); Grayson County World War II Memorial (about 500 feet away); County Named, 1810 (about 500 feet away); Shaw's Station / Beaver Dam Creek Baptist Church (approx. one mile away); “The Cedars” (approx. 2 miles away); Nolin Furnace / Iron Made in Kentucky (approx. 11˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Leitchfield.
 
Also see . . .  Explore Kentucky History article on Leitchfield Landmarks. (Submitted on September 18, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Leitchfield Landmarks Marker at the Grayson Historical Society. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, September 14, 2018
2. Leitchfield Landmarks Marker at the Grayson Historical Society.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 20, 2019. It was originally submitted on September 18, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 275 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 18, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.

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