Morganfield in Union County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
Lincoln Spoke Here
Erected 1970 by Kentucky Historical Society, Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 1329.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Government & Politics. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #09 William Henry Harrison, the Former U.S. Presidents: #16 Abraham Lincoln, and the Kentucky Historical Society series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1840.
Location. 37° 41.021′ N, 87° 55.028′ W. Marker is in Morganfield, Kentucky, in Union County. Marker is on South Morgan Street (U.S. 60) south of 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: 100 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 marker, measured as the crow flies. Union County, 1811 (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.
Regarding Lincoln Spoke Here. George W. Riddell and other Whig supporters heard him and persuaded him to speak at a rally they had planned in Morganfield. History does not record what he said.
Credits. This page was last revised on November 20, 2019. It was originally submitted on September 21, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 410 times since then and 138 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on September 21, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.