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Paducah in McCracken County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Linn Boyd Home — 1853

 
 
Linn Boyd Home — 1853 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, October 25, 2020
1. Linn Boyd Home — 1853 Marker
Inscription.  Home of Linn Boyd, 1800-59, stood 500 ft. south. Served in Kentucky Legislature, U.S. Congress, wrote resolution to annex Texas. House Speaker, 1851-55. Proposed for Vice President by Ky. delegates at Democratic Convention, 1856, which chose Breckinridge of Ky. Elected Lt. Governor, 1859, but died before taking office. Boyd County, Ky., is named for him.
 
Erected 1967 by Kentucky Historical Society and Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 1105.)
 
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. A significant historical year for this entry is 1800.
 
Location. 37° 4.706′ N, 88° 37.104′ W. Marker is in Paducah, Kentucky, in McCracken County. Marker is on Broadway Street (Business U.S. 45) just east of North 19th Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1726 Broadway Street, Paducah KY 42001, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Chief Paduke (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Fountain Avenue United Methodist Church
Linn Boyd Home — 1853 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, October 25, 2020
2. Linn Boyd Home — 1853 Marker
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(approx. 0.2 miles away); Gen. Lloyd Tilghman (approx. ¼ mile away); St. Paul Lutheran Church (approx. ¼ mile away); Forrest's Headquarters (approx. 0.3 miles away); Dr. Reuben Saunders (1808-1891) (approx. half a mile away); Grave of John T. Scopes / Scopes "Monkey Trial" (approx. half a mile away); Irvin S. Cobb (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Paducah.
 
Also see . . .  Linn Boyd (Wikipedia). (Submitted on October 28, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.)
 
Linn Boyd image. Click for full size.
By Stanley Grant Middleton, 1911
3. Linn Boyd
New York portrait artist Stanley Middleton likely based the 1911 portrait of Linn Boyd on a print of the Speaker from the 1840s. This work was among those commissioned to replace fragile works on paper in the House Collection. Courtesy U.S. House of Representatives
Linn Boyd Home — Additional Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, October 25, 2020
4. Linn Boyd Home — Additional Marker
The tablet, installed into the sidewalk nearby, reads: Four hundred feet south of this tablet lived and died the Hon. Linn Boyd Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives 1851-1855.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 28, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 28, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 41 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 28, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.
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