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

Morgantown / Daniel Morgan

 
 
Morgantown Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, September 14, 2018
1. Morgantown Marker
Inscription.  
Morgantown

The county seat of Butler Co., it was originally called Funkhouser Hill. It was renamed Morgan Town in Dec. 1810 to honor Revolutionary War officer Daniel Morgan and was incorporated in 1813. It began as a settlement of Revolutionary War veterans, who were awarded land for military service, and pioneer settlers heading west.      Over.

Daniel Morgan

Born ca. 1735, he was a hero of the American Revolution. He served as a civilian teamster in French & Indian War and in Canada as an officer in Va. colonial militia. His defeat of Col. Tarleton at Cowpens, in S.C., was considered a tactical masterpiece for which he received a gold medal from Congress. Elected to United States Congress & served 1 term before he died in Va., 1802.
 
Erected 2014 by Kentucky Historical Society, Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 2427.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Settlements & SettlersWar, French and Indian
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War, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list. A significant historical month for this entry is December 1810.
 
Location. 37° 13.554′ N, 86° 40.999′ W. Marker is in Morgantown, Kentucky, in Butler County. Marker is on North Main Street north of W G L Smith Street, on the left when traveling north. Located in front of Morgantown City Hall. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 117 North Main 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. Maurice Hudson Thatcher (within shouting distance of this marker); Bishop John Monroe Moore (within shouting distance of this marker); County Named, 1810 (within shouting distance of this marker); Major Andrew Graff Hamilton (within shouting distance of this marker); William S. Taylor (1853-1928) (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Granville Allen (approx. 1.4 miles away); Birthplace of Hines (approx. 3.9 miles away); 1912 (approx. 4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Morgantown.
 
Also see . . .
1. Wikipedia article on Morgantown. (Submitted on September 18, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
2. Wikipedia article on Daniel Morgan.
Daniel Morgan Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, September 14, 2018
2. Daniel Morgan Marker
(Submitted on September 18, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
View of marker in front of the Morgantown City Hall. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, September 14, 2018
3. View of marker in front of the Morgantown City Hall.
Daniel Morgan (July 6, 1736 – July 6, 1802) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton
4. Daniel Morgan (July 6, 1736 – July 6, 1802)
 
 
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 397 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 18, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.

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