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Benton in Marshall County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

County Named, 1842

 
 
County Named, 1842 Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, September 12, 2018
1. County Named, 1842 Marker
Inscription.  For John Marshall, 1755-1835, Chief Justice of the United States, 1801-1835, "principal founder of judicial review and of American system of constitutional law."
  Area first settled about time of the Jackson Purchase in 1818. First church west of Tenn. River in Ky., started by Rev. H. Darnall, Baptist, in 1819 on Soldier Creek.
  Formed from Calloway County.
 
Erected 1965 by the Kentucky Historical Society Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 874.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionPolitical SubdivisionsSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1818.
 
Location. 36° 51.44′ N, 88° 21.002′ W. Marker is in Benton, Kentucky, in Marshall County. Marker is at the intersection of Poplar Street and East 12th Street, on the left when traveling north on Poplar Street. Located on the east side of the Marshall County Courthouse. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Poplar Street, Benton KY 42025, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
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At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Benton County Vietnam Conflict Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Kentucky Writer (within shouting distance of this marker); Marshall County Civil War Cannon (within shouting distance of this marker); James R. Lemon (1848-1919) (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Civil War Action (approx. 0.4 miles away); Henry H. Lovett, Sr. (approx. half a mile away); Shelby McCallum (approx. ¾ mile away); Arthur H. Davis (approx. 3.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Benton.
 
Also see . . .  Western Kentucky History - History of Marshall County. (Submitted on September 23, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
County Named, 1842 Marker at the rear of the courthouse. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, September 12, 2018
2. County Named, 1842 Marker at the rear of the courthouse.
Marker looking south at the Marshall County Courthouse. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, September 12, 2018
3. Marker looking south at the Marshall County Courthouse.
Marker is in far left corner.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 23, 2018. It was originally submitted on September 23, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 161 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 23, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.

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