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Near Cadiz in Trigg County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

First Court of Trigg County

 
 
First Court of Trigg County Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 12, 2018
1. First Court of Trigg County Marker
Inscription.  On May 15, 1820, justices of the peace, commissioned for the newly formed Trigg County, met at the log home of Samuel Orr, in the vicinity of this well, in town of Warrington. Composing the court were: Samuel Orr, Abraham Boyd, Ferdinand Wadlington, John Goode, William Scott, Presley Slaughter, James Daniel, Beman Fowler and Richard Dawson.
 
Erected 1988 by the Kentucky Historical Society Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 1838.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Government & PoliticsNotable Places. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list. A significant historical date for this entry is May 15, 1820.
 
Location. 36° 49.383′ N, 87° 52.392′ W. Marker is near Cadiz, Kentucky, in Trigg County. Marker is on Canton Road 0.3 miles from Blue Spring Road (Kentucky Route 1489), on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Canton Road, Cadiz KY 42211, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Site of Burnett Home (approx. 3.2 miles away); County Named, 1820 (approx. 3.4 miles away); Trigg County War Memorial (approx. 3.4 miles away); Trigg County Confederate Memorial (approx. 3.4 miles away); Courthouse Burned (approx. 3.4 miles away); Trigg Furnace / Iron Made in Kentucky
Former location of the First Court of Trigg County. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 12, 2018
2. Former location of the First Court of Trigg County.
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(approx. 6.3 miles away); Empire Furnace / Iron Made in Kentucky (approx. 6.3 miles away); Center Furnace / Iron Made in Kentucky (approx. 6.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cadiz.
 
Also see . . .  Western Kentucky History - First Courthouse. (Submitted on September 22, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Looking south towards the new realignment of U.S. Highway 68. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 12, 2018
3. Looking south towards the new realignment of U.S. Highway 68.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 22, 2018. It was originally submitted on September 22, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 110 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 22, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.

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