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Shelbyville in Shelby County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

The Armstrong Hotel

 
 
The Armstrong Hotel Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 14, 2019
1. The Armstrong Hotel Marker
Inscription.  Established in 1859 by George A. Armstrong and was known for its good food and lodgings. Guerrilla leader Ed Terrell stopped here briefly, May 26, 1866. Attempting to escape, he was mortally wounded nearby. Brigadier General Henry H. Denhardt was slain here, Sept. 20, 1937. When the hotel was destroyed by fire on February 7, 1944, the owners decided not to rebuild.
 
Erected 1978 by Kentucky Historical Society, Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 1129.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Notable BuildingsNotable Events. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list. A significant historical date for this entry is February 7, 1944.
 
Location. 38° 12.66′ N, 85° 13.045′ W. Marker is in Shelbyville, Kentucky, in Shelby County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street (U.S. 60) and 6th Street, on the right when traveling east on Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 602 Main Street, Shelbyville KY 40065, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Science Hill School (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Lewis and Clark in Kentucky 1806 Return of Expedition / Death of Meriwether Lewis
Marker at former location of hotel. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 14, 2019
2. Marker at former location of hotel.
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(about 400 feet away); Shelby County WWI Honor Roll (about 400 feet away); The Blockhouse / Martin's Raid (about 400 feet away); Shelby County, 1792 (about 400 feet away); Shelbyville Fountain (about 500 feet away); Founder Capt. William Shannon (about 500 feet away); Squire Boone's Station, 1779 (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Shelbyville.
 
View east on Main Street towards the Courthouse. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 14, 2019
3. View east on Main Street towards the Courthouse.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 18, 2019. It was originally submitted on July 18, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 149 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 18, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.

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