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Columbia in Adair County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

County Named, 1801

 
 
County Named, 1801 Marker is missing. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton
1. County Named, 1801 Marker is missing.
Inscription.  For Gen. John Adair, Governor of Kentucky 1820-24. Born, 1757, in South Carolina, came to Ky., 1788. Member of Kentucky Constitutional Convention, 1792. Served in Ky. House of Representatives, 1793-95, 1798, 1800-03, 1817. US Senator, 1805-06, Congressman, 1831-33. At Battle of Thames, 1813. Commanded Kentucky troops in Battle of New Orleans, 1815. Died, 1840.
 
Erected by the Kentucky Historical Society, Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 1139.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
 
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. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this location. Adair County Revolutionary War Memorial (here, next to this marker); Confederate Raids
County Named, 1801 Marker was located here at courthouse lawn. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, May 8, 2015
2. County Named, 1801 Marker was located here at courthouse lawn.
(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. 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.
 
Categories. War of 1812
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on November 19, 2019. This page originally submitted on September 19, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 52 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 19, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
 
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