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McHenry in Ohio County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

McHenry

 
 
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By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, November 1, 2020
1. McHenry Marker
Inscription.  The town was named for Henry D. McHenry, lawyer, banker, state representative and senator. His influence brought railroad — and coal-burning locomotives — to Ohio Co. Member of Convention, 1890-91, which framed Kentucky's present (4th) Constitution. McHenry was incorporated Feb. 26 1880. First trustees: W. G. Duncan, G. Render, J. Kelly, S. Williams, and O. Roll.
 
Erected by Kentucky Historical Society and Kentucky Department of Transportation. (Marker Number 1674.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Railroads & StreetcarsSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list.
 
Location. 37° 22.969′ N, 86° 55.345′ W. Marker is in McHenry, Kentucky, in Ohio County. Marker is on U.S. 62 just south of 2nd Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3072 US 62, Mc Henry KY 42354, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Beaver Dam (approx. 2.7 miles away); Ceralvo
McHenry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, November 1, 2020
2. McHenry Marker
(approx. 3.8 miles away); John C. Thomas House (approx. 4.6 miles away); Early Surgery (approx. 4.7 miles away); Man of Courage (approx. 4.7 miles away); Rev. William Downs (approx. 4.7 miles away); Famous Kentucky Artist (approx. 4.7 miles away); Richard Parks Bland (approx. 4.7 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Henry D. McHenry (Wikipedia). (Submitted on November 4, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.)
 
Henry D. McHenry image. Click for full size.
By Public domain, circa 1890
3. Henry D. McHenry
He served in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1871 to 1873.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 4, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 4, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 42 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 4, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.
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