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

Greenup “Town Fathers”

 
 
Greenup “Town Fathers” Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, September 30, 2018
1. Greenup “Town Fathers” Marker
Inscription.  Vital leaders of Greenup County and town were Thomas Waring, Seriah Stratton, Jesse Boone (Daniel’s son), Andrew and Thomas Hood. In Andrew Hood’s home they organized court of quarter sessions (1804) an circuit court(1806). Waring and Boone were justices on both, Stratton on sessions court. Andrew Hood and Boone were active in the planning of early roads.
 
Erected 1975 by Kentucky Historical Society and Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 1529.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Roads & VehiclesSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list.
 
Location. 38° 34.688′ N, 82° 50.207′ W. Marker is in Greenup, Kentucky, in Greenup County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street and Washington, on the left when traveling east on Main Street. It is in front of the courthouse. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Greenup KY 41144, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. County Named, 1803 (here, next to this marker); Jesse Stuart
Greenup “Town Fathers” Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, September 30, 2018
2. Greenup “Town Fathers” Marker
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(here, next to this marker); A Masterful Retreat (here, next to this marker); Raccoon Furnace / Iron Made in Kentucky (approx. ¼ mile away); E. K. Railway (approx. 0.7 miles away); Jesse Stuart (1906-1984) (approx. 2.7 miles away); John M. McConnell House (approx. 3.2 miles away); McConnell House Complex (approx. 3.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Greenup.
 
Also see . . .  Greenup County Father. “Andrew Hood was a true pioneer, having lived within the present bounds of the county before it was organized. He and his wife, Mary Kane, came from Virginia and lived two miles above the Little Sandy River. It was in Andrew Hood’s home that the town fathers met to organize the county; and also where they met to organize both the quarter sessions and the circuit courts. Thomas Hood, a brother of Andrew, was also one of the town fathers. Hood’s creek, below Ashland was named for Andrew Hood and Hood’s Run in the Tygart Valley, was named for Thomas Hood.” (Submitted on November 15, 2018.) 
 
Greenup County Courthouse image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, September 30, 2018
3. Greenup County Courthouse
The three historical markers are under the tree on the left. This marker is the center one, just to the left of the lamppost.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 20, 2019. It was originally submitted on November 15, 2018, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 106 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 15, 2018, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.

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