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William Worthington (1761-1848)

 
 
William Worthington (1761-1848) Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, September 13, 2018
1. William Worthington (1761-1848) Marker
Inscription.  This early settler owned large tract of "Island" territory, cut off during times of high water. He served in Revolutionary War under George Rogers Clark, 1781. Became circuit court judge, 1803, then postmaster of Worthington (now Island) in 1829. Judge Worthington was a member of Ky. Senate, 1812-25. Buried north of town. Chapel bears family name.
 
Erected 1987 by Kentucky Historical Society, Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 1812.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Settlements & SettlersWar, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1781.
 
Location. 37° 26.73′ N, 87° 8.624′ W. Marker is in Island, Kentucky, in McLean County. Marker is at the intersection of Adams Avenue (U.S. 431) and East Main Street, on the right when traveling north on Adams Avenue. Located at the Island Baptist Church. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Adams Avenue, Island KY 42350, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker
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, measured as the crow flies. Livermore Bridge (approx. 2˝ miles away); Union Camp Site / McLean County Recruits, Co. D 35 Regt. KY. Vol. Mounted Inf. (approx. 7 miles away); John W.I. Godman (approx. 7 miles away); County Named / Calhoun (approx. 8.9 miles away); Forrest Reconnoitered (approx. 9 miles away); Camp Calhoun (approx. 9.1 miles away); Camp Calhoun Cemetery (approx. 9.1 miles away); Ceralvo (approx. 9.1 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Explore Kentucky History on William Worthington. (Submitted on September 19, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
View north of marker at Island Baptist Church. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, September 13, 2018
2. View north of marker at Island Baptist Church.
View from marker looking south on U.S. Highway 431. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, September 13, 2018
3. View from marker looking south on U.S. Highway 431.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 19, 2018. It was originally submitted on September 19, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 616 times since then and 86 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 19, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.

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