Columbia in Adair County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
County Named, 1801
Erected by Kentucky Historical Society and Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 1139.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War of 1812. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1757.
Location. Marker is missing. It was located near 37° 6.166′ N, 85° 18.371′ W. Marker was in Columbia, Kentucky, in Adair County. Marker was at the intersection of Greensburg Street (Kentucky Route 439) and Public Square, on the left when traveling south on Greensburg Street. On Courthouse lawn. Touch for map. Marker was at or near this postal address: 100 Public Square, Columbia KY 42728, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. Adair County Revolutionary War Memorial (here, next to this marker); Confederate Raids (here, next to this marker); Adair County Courthouse (a few steps from this marker); Col. Frank L. Wolford (within shouting distance of this marker); Jane Lampton Home (within shouting distance of this marker); Frank Lane Wolford (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Columbia-Union Presbyterian Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Daniel Trabue (1760-1840) (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Columbia.
Regarding County Named, 1801. Courthouse lawn historical markers were discussed at the September, 2019 meeting of the Adair Heritage Association meeting - this Greensburg Street facing marker is missing. Investigations have ruled out that the Greensburg Street facing historical marker might have been taken down for repairs, nor has it been moved to a different location within the county - it is permanently missing. Lee Ann Jessie said she is in discussion with Adair County Judge Executive Gale Cowan who will take the matter of replacement before the magistrates.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 3, 2021. It was originally submitted on September 19, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 151 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on September 19, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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