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Danville in Boyle County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Governor Owsley Home

 
 
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By Tom Bosse, July 6, 2019
1. Governor Owsley Home Marker
Inscription.  
Mansion built by William Owsley at close of term as Governor of Kentucky, 1844-48. Tract on which house stands part of land claimed by James Harrod prior to 1785. Owsley (1782-1862) served as Judge on the Court of Appeals, State Senator, and Secretary of State before elected Governor. Owsley County named for him.

Marker presented by Charles E. Beck.

 
Erected 1971 by Kentucky Historical Society & Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 1422.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Government & Politics. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list.
 
Location. 37° 40.864′ N, 84° 47.578′ W. Marker is in Danville, Kentucky, in Boyle County. Marker is at the intersection of Harrodsburg Road (U.S. 127) and Gentry Lane (County Road 1915), on the right when traveling north on Harrodsburg Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3578 Harrodsburg Road, Danville KY 40422, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured
Governor Owsley Home Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, July 6, 2019
2. Governor Owsley Home Marker
as the crow flies. Lottie Moon (1840-1912) (approx. 0.9 miles away); Centre College (approx. 2˝ miles away); Sinking Spring (approx. 2˝ miles away); Dr. Ephraim McDowell, 1771-1830 / McDowell-Crawford Surgery (approx. 2˝ miles away); John Todd Stuart, 1807-1885 (approx. 2.6 miles away); Presbyterian Church (approx. 2.6 miles away); First Crop / Hemp in Kentucky (approx. 2.6 miles away); John Marshall Harlan / Kentucky's "Great Dissenter" (approx. 2.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Danville.
 
Also see . . .  William Owsley. (Submitted on July 18, 2020, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee.)
 
Governor Owsley Home Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, July 6, 2019
3. Governor Owsley Home Marker
Governor William Owsley image. Click for full size.
4. Governor William Owsley
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 19, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 18, 2020, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 46 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 18, 2020, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.
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