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

County Named, 1798

County Named Gallatin Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, June 12, 2019
1. County Named Gallatin Marker
Inscription.  County named, 1798, for Albert Gallatin, 1761-1849, a Swiss who came to the U.S., 1780. Pennsylvania Constitutional Convention, 1789-90; Legislature, 3 years. Congress, 1795-1801. Leader in finance, constitutional and international law, Secretary of the Treasury, 1802-14. Commissioner, Treaty of Ghent, 1814; Minister to France, 1816-23, England, 1826-27. National (later Gallatin) Bank of New York, president, 1831-39.
Erected 1964 by Kentucky Historical Society and Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 747.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Government & PoliticsPeace. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1798.
Location. 38° 47.027′ N, 84° 54.116′ W. Marker is in Warsaw, Kentucky, in Gallatin County. Marker is at the intersection of East Main Street (U.S. 42) and Washington Street, on the right when traveling west on East Main Street. It is at the county courthouse. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 100 W Main St, Warsaw KY 41095, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers
County Named Galatin face of monument image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, June 12, 2019
2. County Named Galatin face of monument
The Governor from Warsaw marker has been bolted to the other side of the stacked stone and mortar monument.

The small plaque on the side of the monument is titled “Soldier’s Prayer” and placed by the Gallatin Fort No. 145, American Legion, in memory of servicemen of Gallatin County since 1798. It reads,
Oh God of Battle, Lord of Might—
A sentry in the silent night—
I, who’ve never prayed
Kneel on the dew damp sand to say:
Oh, keep me through the coming day!
But, please remember, though I pray,
That I am not afraid.
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are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Governor From Warsaw (here, next to this marker); Great River Tragedy (approx. 4.9 miles away); Dr. Elwood Mead (approx. 5½ miles away in Indiana); Big Bone Lick (approx. 8½ miles away); Ghent (approx. 9.1 miles away); James Tandy Ellis (approx. 9.2 miles away); Sanders (approx. 9.2 miles away); The Styles and Stories of Vevay's Buildings (approx. 9.3 miles away in Indiana). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Warsaw.
Also see . . .  Wikipedia entry for Albert Gallatin. “Gallatin returned to Congress to represent Pennsylvania in the Senate in 1795 after winning election to the House of Representatives. He became the chief spokesman on financial matters for the Democratic-Republican Party, leading opposition to the Federalist economic program. Gallatin’s mastery of public finance led to his choice as Secretary of the Treasury by President Thomas Jefferson, despite Federalist attacks that he was a ‘foreigner’ with a French accent. Under Jefferson and James Madison, Gallatin served as secretary from 1801 until February 1814. Gallatin retained much of Hamilton's financial system, though he also presided over a reduction in the national debt prior to the War of 1812. Gallatin served on the American commission that agreed to the Treaty of Ghent, which ended the War of
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1812. In the aftermath of the war, he helped found the Second Bank of the United States.” (Submitted on July 2, 2019.) 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 2, 2019. It was originally submitted on July 2, 2019, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 115 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 2, 2019, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.

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May. 27, 2022