Tompkinsville in Monroe County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
William & Jane Hart Howard
The late Rev. William E. Thomas, a descendant, wrote of William in 1940: "He freed his Negroes and gave them a piece of ground years before freedom. Their descendants live there today; it is called Freetown." The owners of the property erected a church called Freetown Church that still stands today near Gamaliel in Monroe County.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African Americans • Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Churches & Religion • Native Americans. A significant historical year for this entry is 1809.
Location. 36° 40.685′ N, 85° 42.456′ W. Marker is in Tompkinsville, Kentucky, in Monroe County. Marker can be reached from Old Mulkey Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 38 Old Mulkey Park Road, Tompkinsville KY 42167, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. James & Mary Howard Chism (here, next to this marker); African Americans and Mill Creek, Baptist (a few steps from this marker); Back in the Woods (a few steps from this marker); William & Jane (Hart) Howard (within shouting distance of this marker); Ephraim Dicken (within shouting distance of this marker); Five Generations of Gospel Preachers (within shouting distance of this marker); The Meetinghouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Revolutionary War Veterans (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tompkinsville.
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. William & Jane Howard
Also see . . . Freetown Church Cemetery (Find-a-Grave). (Submitted on August 19, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
Credits. This page was last revised on December 28, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 18, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 154 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 19, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.