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Calhoun in McLean County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

County Named / Calhoun

 
 
County Named Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, September 13, 2018
1. County Named Marker
Inscription.  
County Named

For Judge Alney McLean, lawyer and politician. Established in 1854, from parts of Daviess, Ohio, and Muhlenberg Counties. Solomon Rhoads and James Inman settled in 1788. First county officers were: Sanders Eaves, judge; Alfred Tanner, clerk; Henry Griffith, sheriff; Frank McLean, county attorney; Jacob Davis, surveyor; James Hinton, jailer. See over.

Calhoun

Named for John Calhoun, circuit judge, Congressman, 1835 to 1839. Formed in 1784 as Rhoadsville, it became known as Fort Vienna, 1785, when Solomon Rhoads built a fort here. Boyhood home of the builder and master of "My Old Kentucky Home," Senator John Rowan, Esq. Calhoun incorporated, 1852. Made county seat, 1854. Called "Capital of Green River Country." See over.
 
Erected 1968 by Kentucky Historical Society, Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 1123.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts and CastlesSettlements & Settlers
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. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1854.
 
Location. 37° 32.239′ N, 87° 15.492′ W. Marker is in Calhoun, Kentucky, in McLean County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street (Kentucky Route 81 at milepost 12) and 2nd Street, on the right when traveling north on Main Street. Located on the McLean County Courthouse lawn. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 210 Main Street, Calhoun KY 42327, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Forrest Reconnoitered (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); Camp Calhoun (approx. 0.2 miles away); Camp Calhoun Cemetery (approx. 0.2 miles away); McLean County War Memorial (approx. 0.8 miles away); Charles Hansford / Charles Hansford (1759-1850) (approx. 0.9 miles away); Union Camp Site / McLean County Recruits, Co. D 35 Regt. KY. Vol. Mounted Inf. (approx. 5.9 miles away); Livermore Bridge (approx. 7.7 miles away); William Worthington (1761-1848) (approx. 8.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Calhoun.
 
Also see . . .  Explore Kentucky history on McLean County. (Submitted on September 20, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Calhoun Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, September 13, 2018
2. Calhoun Marker
County Named / Calhoun Marker just to left of flag pole. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, September 13, 2018
3. County Named / Calhoun Marker just to left of flag pole.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 20, 2018. It was originally submitted on September 20, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 307 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 20, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.

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