Hartford in Ohio County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
Man of Courage
William Smeathers took part in American Revolution and War of 1812; helped erect fort here and at Vienna (later Calhoun) in early 1780s. He was the subject of a sketch by Washington Irving, 1797. Smeathers served on first grand jury of the Court of Quarter Sessions at Hartford, 1803. Joined Stephen F. Austin in Texas, 1821, as one of “Old Three Hundred.”
Erected 1976 by Kentucky Historical Society and Kentucky Department of Transportation. (Marker Number 1548.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Settlements & Settlers • War of 1812 • War, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1812.
Location. 37° 26.959′ N, 86° 54.496′ W. Marker is in Hartford, Kentucky, in Ohio County. Marker is on CS-1014 south of West Washington Street, on the right when traveling south. The marker is behind the Ohio County Historical Society Museum. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 415 Mulberry Street, Hartford KY 42347, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are Rev. William Downs (a few steps from this marker); Richard Parks Bland (a few steps from this marker); Early Surgery (a few steps from this marker); Famous Kentucky Artist (a few steps from this marker); John C. Thomas House (within shouting distance of this marker); Ohio County World Wars Memorial (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); County Named, 1798 (about 500 feet away); Courthouse Burned (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hartford.
Also see . . . William Smeathers (Wikipedia). (Submitted on November 4, 2020, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.)
Credits. This page was last revised on November 5, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 4, 2020, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 124 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on November 4, 2020, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.