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

Mineral Mound

 
 
Mineral Mound Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, September 13, 2018
1. Mineral Mound Marker
Inscription.  Site of the home of Willis B. Machen, 1810-93, farmer, manufacturer, lawyer, legislator. A courageous leader of strong convictions and unimpeachable integrity. Member Ky. Constitution Convention 1849, State Senate 1853, House of Rep. 1856-60, Congress of Confederate States 1862-64, U.S. Senate 1872. A leader in Granger (Farmers') movement in Ky. for twenty years.
 
Erected 1964 by the Kentucky Historical Society Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 779.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AgricultureIndustry & CommerceWar, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1849.
 
Location. 37° 4.687′ N, 88° 4.174′ W. Marker is in Eddyville, Kentucky, in Lyon County. Marker is at the intersection of Kentucky Route 93 and Gregory Road, on the right when traveling south on State Route 93. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Eddyville KY 42038, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Andrew Jackson Smith (approx. 1.2 miles
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away); Lyon County, 1854 (approx. 1.3 miles away); In Honor of Cobb's Battery (approx. 1.7 miles away); Eddyville Furnace / Iron Made in Kentucky (approx. 1.7 miles away); Mineral Mound Home Site (approx. 2 miles away); Dr. George M. Huggans (approx. 2.1 miles away); Last Skirmish in Ky. (approx. 2.2 miles away); Rose Hill (approx. 2.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Eddyville.
 
Mineral Mound Marker looking north on KY-93 towards Eddyville. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, September 13, 2018
2. Mineral Mound Marker looking north on KY-93 towards Eddyville.
Mineral Mound Marker is to left Highway 93 sign. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, September 13, 2018
3. Mineral Mound Marker is to left Highway 93 sign.
The road on right side of photo leads to Mineral Mound State Park about 1.5 miles southwest.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 20, 2019. It was originally submitted on September 24, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 216 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 24, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.

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