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Morgantown in Butler County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

William S. Taylor (1853-1928)

 
 
William S. Taylor (1853-1928) Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, September 14, 2018
1. William S. Taylor (1853-1928) Marker
Inscription.  
William S. Taylor (1853-1928)

This Republican governor from Butler Co. was declared winner over William Goebel and inaugurated Dec. 12, 1899. When Democrats contested the election, controversy and extreme bitterness led to Sen. Goebel's being shot in front of Old Capitol, Jan. 30, 1900. In a disputed move, Goebel was then declared governor. His February 3 death brought J. C. W. Beckham as successor.     See over.

William S. Taylor

For some 160 days Taylor served as governor, two-thirds of that time unofficially, with Kentucky torn between two functioning state governments. When courts decided for Beckham in May, Taylor left the state and went to Indianapolis. There the former teacher and attorney general of Kentucky practiced law and became vice-president of an insurance company.
 
Erected 1986 by Kentucky Historical Society, Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 1781.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Government & Politics.
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In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list. A significant historical date for this entry is February 3, 1899.
 
Location. 37° 13.506′ N, 86° 40.992′ W. Marker is in Morgantown, Kentucky, in Butler County. Marker is on E G L Smith Street east of North Main Street, on the left when traveling east. Located on the south side of the Butler County Courthouse. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 113 E G L Smith Street, Morgantown KY 42261, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Major Andrew Graff Hamilton (within shouting distance of this marker); County Named, 1810 (within shouting distance of this marker); Bishop John Monroe Moore (within shouting distance of this marker); Maurice Hudson Thatcher (within shouting distance of this marker); Morgantown / Daniel Morgan (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Granville Allen (approx. 1˝ miles away); Birthplace of Hines (approx. 3.8 miles away); 1912 (approx. 3.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Morgantown.
 
Also see . . .  Wikipedia article on William S. Taylor. (Submitted on September 18, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
William S. Taylor Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, September 14, 2018
2. William S. Taylor Marker
William S. Taylor (1853-1928) Marker looking west on E G L Smith Street. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, September 14, 2018
3. William S. Taylor (1853-1928) Marker looking west on E G L Smith Street.
William Sylvester Taylor (1853-1928) image. Click for full size.
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4. William Sylvester Taylor (1853-1928)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 19, 2019. It was originally submitted on September 18, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 251 times since then and 59 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 18, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.

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