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Murray in Calloway County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

County Named, 1822

 
 
County Named, 1822 Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, June 8, 2011
1. County Named, 1822 Marker
Inscription.  For Col. Richard Callaway. Came to Ky. With Daniel Boone, 1776. One of the founders of Boonesboro, he instilled confidence in success among other settlers. In one year, 1777, appointed Col. Of Militia; Justice of the Peace; elected a representative of Ky. County in General Assembly of Va. Killed by Indians at Boonesboro, 1780. County formed from Hickman.
 
Erected 1965 by Kentucky Historical Society, Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 825.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraSettlements & SettlersWars, US Indian. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1822.
 
Location. 36° 36.605′ N, 88° 18.14′ W. Marker is in Murray, Kentucky, in Calloway County. Marker is on South 4th Street (Business U.S. 641) just north of Maple Street, on the left when traveling north. Marker is located near the southeast corner of the Calloway County Court House. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 101 South 5th Street, Murray KY 42071, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
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least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Confederate Memorial (Murray, Kentucky) (within shouting distance of this marker); Calloway County War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); The Cooperative Program (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); First Christian Church (about 500 feet away); Will Linn House (about 700 feet away); First Courthouse (approx. one mile away); Waters Schoolhouse (approx. 1.1 miles away); Desegregation of Murray State College (approx. 1.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Murray.
 
Also see . . .
1. Richard Callaway (Wikipedia). Richard Callaway was a longhunter and early settler of Kentucky. Born in Caroline County, Virginia, Callaway joined Daniel Boone in 1775 in marking the Wilderness Road into central Kentucky, becoming one of the founders of Boonesborough, Kentucky. Callaway was a defender during the 1778 siege of Boonesborough. On March 8, 1780, Colonel Richard Callaway was ambushed about a mile outside of Boonesborough by a Shawnee war party. (Submitted on June 11, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 

2. Calloway County, Kentucky (Wikipedia). The county was founded in November 1822 and named for Colonel Richard Callaway, one of the founders of Boonesborough. Calloway
County Named, 1822 Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, June 8, 2011
2. County Named, 1822 Marker
(Calloway County Courthouse in background)
County was created in 1822 from land taken from Hickman County. The first courthouse was built in 1823. A fire at the courthouse in 1906 caused the almost complete destruction of the county records. (Submitted on June 11, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
Calloway County Courthouse image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, June 8, 2011
3. Calloway County Courthouse
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 11, 2020. It was originally submitted on June 11, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 172 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 11, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.

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