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Eddyville in Lyon County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Lyon County, 1854

 
 
Lyon County, 1854 Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, September 13, 2018
1. Lyon County, 1854 Marker
Inscription.  The 102nd Kentucky county. Formed from a part of Caldwell, it was named for Col. Chittenden Lyon. Born in Vermont, 1787. Came here with father, Col. Matthew Lyon, in 1801. Had large mercantile and farming interests. Member state legislature, 1813-14, 1822-25; US Congress, 1827-35.
Eddyville first settled, 1799, and became county seat in 1854.
 
Erected 1969 by the Kentucky Historical Society Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 1245.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Government & PoliticsPolitical SubdivisionsScience & Medicine. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1787.
 
Location. 37° 5.46′ N, 88° 5.14′ W. Marker is in Eddyville, Kentucky, in Lyon County. Marker can be reached from West Dale Avenue south of East Commerce Street. Located at the NNE corner of the Lyon County Courthouse. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 200 West Dale Avenue, Eddyville KY 42038, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this
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marker, measured as the crow flies. Andrew Jackson Smith (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); In Honor of Cobb's Battery (approx. 1.2 miles away); Mineral Mound (approx. 1.3 miles away); Eddyville Furnace / Iron Made in Kentucky (approx. 1.4 miles away); Mineral Mound Home Site (approx. 2.4 miles away); New Union Forge / Iron Made in Kentucky (approx. 2.7 miles away); Dr. George M. Huggans (approx. 3 miles away); Last Skirmish in Ky. (approx. 3.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Eddyville.
 
Lyon County, 1854 Marker at Lyon County Judicial Center. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, September 13, 2018
2. Lyon County, 1854 Marker at Lyon County Judicial Center.
 
 
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 188 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 23, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.

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