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

First Public Building

 
 
First Public Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, November 1, 2020
1. First Public Building Marker
Inscription.  Ohio County's first jail and courthouse, a combined two-story, log structure, built 1799-1800. The second-story courtroom was of “well-hewed logs, with a raised bench for the court, a bar for the attorneys, with bannisters and rails.” This building collapsed in 1813. The material salvaged was burned to celebrate the victory of Commodore Perry on Lake Erie.
 
Erected 1968 by Kentucky Historical Society and Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 1196.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureGovernment & PoliticsLaw EnforcementWar of 1812. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list.
 
Location. 37° 27.05′ N, 86° 54.487′ W. Marker is in Hartford, Kentucky, in Ohio County. Marker is at the intersection of East Center Street and Cs-1046, on the right when traveling east on East Center Street. Marker is on north side of Ohio County Courthouse grounds. Touch for map. Marker
First Public Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, November 1, 2020
2. First Public Building Marker
is at or near this postal address: 301 South Main Street, Hartford KY 42347, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Fort Hartford (a few steps from this marker); Courthouse Burned (within shouting distance of this marker); County Named, 1798 (within shouting distance of this marker); Ohio County World Wars Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Barnett's Station (within shouting distance of this marker); Richard Parks Bland (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Famous Kentucky Artist (about 500 feet away); Rev. William Downs (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hartford.
 
 
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 34 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. 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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