Newport in Campbell County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
General James Taylor Home
Erected by Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 121.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Abolition & Underground RR • Architecture • Settlements & Settlers • War of 1812. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1837.
Location. 39° 5.78′ N, 84° 29.519′ W. Marker is in Newport, Kentucky, in Campbell County. Marker is at the intersection of East Third Street and Overton Street, on the right when traveling west on East Third Street. East 3rd is one way southwest. Approach from East 5th which is one-way northeast, then Park Avenue, which is one-way northwest. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 335 E 3rd St, Newport KY 41071, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 315 3rd Street (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Southgate Street School “H-Bomb” Ferguson (approx. 0.2 miles away); Robert Howat House (approx. ¼ mile away); B.H. Kroger House (approx. ¼ mile away); “Tommygun” Inventor (approx. 0.3 miles away); John Fick House (approx. 0.3 miles away); Dr. Thomas Hinde (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Newport.
Regarding General James Taylor Home. The house and grounds are private property.
Also see . . .
1. Wikipedia entry for James Taylor V. “During a storied lifetime, James Taylor V operated ferries across both the Ohio and Licking rivers, helped to found banks, invested in the mammoth Newport Manufacturing Co., operated saw and grist mills along the Licking River, was part owner of a salt-works at Grants Lick, Ky., ran a tanning business and in his spare time was known to collect fossils and hunt buffalo at Big Bone Lick in Boone County.” (Submitted on June 9, 2019.)
2. The Court Battle Won by General James Taylor’s Slaves. Article by Charles Whalin, originally published in the Kentucky Explorer. “The court (Submitted on June 9, 2019.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 10, 2019. It was originally submitted on June 9, 2019, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 398 times since then and 80 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on June 9, 2019, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.