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Mount Olivet in Robertson County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

County Named, 1867

 
 
County Named, 1867 Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, June 13, 2019
1. County Named, 1867 Marker
Inscription.  County named, 1867, for George Robertson, 1790-1874. Born in Kentucky. In Congress, 1817-21, sponsored organization territory of Arkansas. Ky. Legislature eight years, six as Speaker: promoted the common school system. Member Ky. Court of Appeals 1829-34 and 1864-71. Professor of law in the Transylvania University, 1834-57. County was formed from parts of Bracken, Harrison, Mason, Nicholas.
 
Erected 1965 by Kentucky Historical Society and Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 816.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Government & PoliticsPolitical Subdivisions. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list.
 
Location. 38° 31.893′ N, 84° 2.167′ W. Marker is in Mount Olivet, Kentucky, in Robertson County. Marker is at the intersection of East Walnut Street and Court Street, on the left when traveling east on East Walnut Street. It is at the courthouse. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 26 Court St, Mount Olivet KY 41064, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within
Robertson County Courthouse and Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, June 13, 2019
2. Robertson County Courthouse and Marker
8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Morgan’s Last Raid (approx. 0.4 miles away); a different marker also named Morgan’s Last Raid (approx. 5 miles away); Blue Licks Battlefield (approx. 7.1 miles away); a different marker also named Blue Licks Battlefield (approx. 7.2 miles away); Patriot-Pioneer (approx. 7.2 miles away); Great Indian Warrior Trading Path (approx. 7.3 miles away); Buffalo Trace (approx. 7.3 miles away); Pioneer Pursuit (approx. 7˝ miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Wikipedia entry for George Robertson. “He declined the appointment as Governor of Arkansas Territory tendered by President James Monroe and the diplomatic posts of United States Minister to Colombia in 1824 and to Peru in 1828. He served as Secretary of State of Kentucky in 1828. He was appointed associate justice of the Kentucky Court of Appeals in 1829 and served as chief justice from 1829 to 1834, when he resigned.” (Submitted on July 8, 2019.) 
 
Kentucky Congressman George Robertson image. Click for full size.
via Wikipedia Commons, circa 1897
3. Kentucky Congressman George Robertson
From 1897 book Lawyers and Lawmakers of Kentucky by H. Levin
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 8, 2019. It was originally submitted on July 8, 2019, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 57 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 8, 2019, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.
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Nov. 28, 2020