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Carlisle in Nicholas County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

County Name's Sake

 
 
County Namesake Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 14, 2019
1. County Namesake Marker
Inscription.  George Nicholas, 1743-99, born in Virginia. Colonel, Revolutionary War. Zealous advocate of Virginia adoption of Federal Constitution, 1788. He came to Kentucky, 1790. "Brightest luminary" in Kentucky's first constitutional convention. First Attorney General of State. First Transylvania law professor. Extensive landholder. Invested in cloth manufacture, iron furnace.
 
Erected 1964 by Kentucky Historical Society, Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 708.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: EducationIndustry & CommerceSettlements & SettlersWar, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list.
 
Location. 38° 18.745′ N, 84° 1.691′ W. Marker is in Carlisle, Kentucky, in Nicholas County. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Carlisle KY 40311, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Dr. Charles W. Mathers 1856-1937 / Nicholas County Benefactor (here, next to this marker); Carlisle Passenger Depot (about
View of this marker, on right of sidewalk, at courthouse. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 14, 2019
2. View of this marker, on right of sidewalk, at courthouse.
The historic America flag emblem, at the top of the clock tower, is one of two in the country that appears to ripple in the wind using its lights.
400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Old Concord Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Forest Retreat (approx. 2.4 miles away); Col. Daniel Boone (approx. 2˝ miles away); Upper Blue Licks (approx. 5.9 miles away); Mae Street Kidd (approx. 6.6 miles away); Pioneer Pursuit (approx. 8.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Carlisle.
 
Also see . . .  George Nicholas biography. (Submitted on July 27, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
View of marker looking south at Main Street businesses. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 14, 2019
3. View of marker looking south at Main Street businesses.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 20, 2019. It was originally submitted on July 27, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 90 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 27, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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