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Morganfield in Union County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Union County, 1811

 
 
Union County, 1811 Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, September 13, 2018
1. Union County, 1811 Marker
Inscription.  The 55th Kentucky county created, it was formed entirely out of Henderson County. "It was possibly so named because of the unanimity of its citizens for division of the old county."
Morganfield made county seat. Named for Gen. Daniel Morgan, who owned the land. Officer throughout the Revolutionary War, from 1775 at Quebec to 1781 at Cowpens, S.C.
 
Erected 1969 by Kentucky Historical Society, Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 1250.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Political SubdivisionsWar, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1775.
 
Location. 37° 41.017′ N, 87° 55.032′ W. Marker is in Morganfield, Kentucky, in Union County. Marker is on South Morgan Street (U.S. 60) south of West Main Street (State Route 130), on the right when traveling south. Located on the east side of the Union County Courthouse. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: South Morgan Street, Morganfield KY 42437, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this
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marker, measured as the crow flies. Lincoln Spoke Here (a few steps from this marker); Forrest Reconnoitered (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Morgan Springs (about 400 feet away); George Huston (approx. 0.2 miles away); Earle C. Clements (approx. half a mile away); Baseball Great (approx. 2.2 miles away); Nally Spa (approx. 2.9 miles away); St. Vincent's Academy (approx. 4.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Morganfield.
 
Union County, 1811 Marker looking north on Morgan Street. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, September 13, 2018
2. Union County, 1811 Marker looking north on Morgan Street.
Daniel Morgan image. Click for full size.
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3. Daniel Morgan
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 21, 2018. It was originally submitted on September 21, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 176 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 21, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.

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Jun. 4, 2023