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.
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 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. James & Mary Howard Chism (here, next to this marker); Rev. W. E. Thomas (within shouting distance of this marker); Old Mulkey Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Hannah Boone Pennington (approx. 0.2 miles away); James Chism (approx. 1.1 miles away); Monroe County Korean & Vietnam War Memorial (approx. 1.8 miles away); Monroe County World War II Memorial (approx. 1.8 miles away); Monroe County World War I Memorial (approx. 1.8 miles away). 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 47 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 19, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.