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Near Owensboro in Daviess County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Daviess County

 
 
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By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, November 1, 2020
1. Daviess County Marker
Inscription.  Formed in 1815 out of Ohio County. Named for Col. Joseph Hamilton Daveiss. As US attorney for Ky., he prosecuted Aaron Burr in 1806 for treason, in plotting to seize Spanish territory, a friendly nation; but he did not obtain a conviction. Joined army of Gen. William Henry Harrison. Killed at Battle of Tippecanoe, 1811, in a charge made at his own urging.
 
Erected 1968 by Kentucky Historical Society and Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 1158.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Law EnforcementPolitical SubdivisionsWar of 1812. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #09 William Henry Harrison, and the Kentucky Historical Society series lists.
 
Location. 37° 43.759′ N, 87° 5.175′ W. Marker is near Owensboro, Kentucky, in Daviess County. Marker is on New Hartford Road (U.S. 231) just south of Spring Bank Drive, on the right when traveling north. Marker is in front of Daviess County High School. Touch for map
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By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, November 1, 2020
2. Daviess County Marker
. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4255 New Hartford Road, Owensboro KY 42303, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Sassafras Tree (approx. 2.3 miles away); Senator McCreery Home (approx. 2.6 miles away); Union Station (approx. 2.9 miles away); Buffalo Road (approx. 3 miles away); First Home of Governor Ford (approx. 3 miles away); Moneta J. Sleet, Jr. / Pulitzer Prize Winner (approx. 3.3 miles away); "Stirman's Folly" (approx. 3.3 miles away); Hazen A. Dean (1899-1984) (approx. 3.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Owensboro.
 
Also see . . .  Joseph Hamilton Daveiss (Wikipedia). (Submitted on November 5, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.)
 
Joseph Hamilton Daveiss (1774-1811) image. Click for full size.
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3. Joseph Hamilton Daveiss (1774-1811)
From "The History of Kentucky: From its Earliest Discovery and Settlement, to the Present Date" by Zachariah Frederick Smith (1895)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 5, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 5, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 37 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 5, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.
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