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Croghans of Locust Grove / Major William Croghan

1752-1822

 
 
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March 13, 2013
1. Major William Croghan 1752-1822 Marker
Inscription.  
Side 1
Born in Dublin he arrived in America c. 1768. Present at 1776 Delaware crossing and battles of Trenton, Princeton, Brandywine, Germantown & Monmouth; wintered 1777-78 at Valley Forge: captured at Charleston 1780 with Lt. Col. Jon. Clark: witnessed Cornwallis' surrender. Orig. memb., Soc. of the Cincinnati. Died at Locust Grove.

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In 1789 Wm. Croghan married Lucy Clark, sister to generals George Rogers, William and Jonathan Clark. He built Locust Grove 1790-1795. Geo. Rogers Clark lived there 1809-1818. Home welcomed Lewis & Clark, John J. Audubon, Aaron Burr, and presidents Monroe, Jackson, & Taylor. Children John, Nicholas, Edmund, & Eliza buried here. Over
 
Erected 2012 by Kentucky Historical Society. (Marker Number 2376.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesColonial EraPatriots & PatriotismWar, US Revolutionary

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March 13, 2013
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. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #05 James Monroe, the Former U.S. Presidents: #07 Andrew Jackson, the Former U.S. Presidents: #12 Zachary Taylor, and the Lewis & Clark Expedition series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1768.
 
Location. 38° 14.862′ N, 85° 43.318′ W. Marker is in Louisville, Kentucky, in Jefferson County. Marker can be reached from Payne Street. Marker is located in north end of Cave Hill Cemetery. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Louisville KY 40204, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Unknown Union Soldiers Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); The Oldest Existing Civil War Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); The 32nd Indiana Volunteer Infantry Regiment Civil War Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Cave Hill National Cemetery (approx. 0.2 miles away); Augustus E. Willson (1846-1931) (approx. 0.2 miles away); Nathaniel Wolfe (approx. 0.2 miles away); A National Cemetery System (approx. 0.2 miles away); This monument to the memory of James Guthrie (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Louisville.
 
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By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, November 27, 2020
3. Croghans of Locust Grove / Major William Croghan Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 1, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 29, 2018, by C. R. Arterburn of Bowling Green, Kentucky. This page has been viewed 110 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 29, 2018, by C. R. Arterburn of Bowling Green, Kentucky.   3. submitted on December 1, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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