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

County Named, 1836

 
 
County Named, 1836 Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, June 12, 2019
1. County Named, 1836 Marker
Inscription.  County named, 1836, for Robert Trimble, U.S. Supreme Court Justice, 1826-28, appointed by Pres. John Quincy Adams. Born in Va., 1777, came to Ky., 1780. Capt., Bourbon County regiment, 1796. Practiced law in Paris, Ky., 1800. Member State Legislature, 1802-04. Ky. Court of Appeals, 1807-09. U.S. District Attorney, 1813-17. U.S. District Judge from 1817-26. Died in 1828, buried at Paris, Ky.
 
Erected 1964 by Kentucky Historical Society and Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 765.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #06 John Quincy Adams, and the Kentucky Historical Society series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1836.
 
Location. 38° 35.584′ N, 85° 19.058′ W. Marker is in Bedford, Kentucky, in Trimble County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street (U.S. 42) and U.S. 421, on the right when traveling south on Main Street. It is at the courthouse. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 30 Main Street, Bedford KY 40006, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are
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By J. J. Prats, June 12, 2019
2. Courthouse and Marker
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within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Trimble County Jail (within shouting distance of this marker); Bedford Springs and Hotel (approx. 0.7 miles away); Petticoat Abolitionist (approx. 8.8 miles away); Scott's Blockhouse (approx. 9.4 miles away); Old Ky. River Toll Bridge (approx. 9.4 miles away); First Explored (approx. 9.4 miles away); Korea & Vietnam - - War Memorial of Carroll County Kentucky (approx. 9.6 miles away); World War I & World War II Memorial (approx. 9.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bedford.
 
Supreme Court Justice Robert Trimble image. Click for full size.
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3. Supreme Court Justice Robert Trimble
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 20, 2019. It was originally submitted on July 3, 2019, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 43 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 3, 2019, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.
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