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

A Governor for Tennessee

 
 
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By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, November 1, 2020
1. A Governor for Tennessee Marker
Inscription.  Albert Smith Marks birthplace site, Oct. 16, 1836. Moved to Tennessee at age 19. Served as the 24th governor of that state, 1879-81, following distinguished service in Civil War. Enlisted early in the Confederacy, rising to rank of colonel. Battle of Perryville, 1862. Severely wounded, Battle of Murfreesborough, Dec. 31, 1862. “One of best officers in division.”
 
Erected 1976 by Kentucky Historical Society and Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 1333.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list. A significant historical date for this entry is October 16, 1836.
 
Location. 37° 44.796′ N, 87° 9.8′ W. Marker is near Owensboro, Kentucky, in Daviess County. Marker is on Airport Road (State Road 2118), on the right when traveling east. The marker is in front of the Owensboro-Daviess County Regional Airport terminal. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2200 Airport Road, Owensboro KY 42301, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Russell S. Shifley (approx. 0.8 miles away); Kendall-Perkins Park
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By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, November 1, 2020
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(approx. 2.8 miles away); Two Early Civil Rights Cases in Owensboro (approx. 2.8 miles away); Born With a Purpose (approx. 2.8 miles away); The African American Community in Owensboro (approx. 2.8 miles away); Senator McCreery Home (approx. 2.8 miles away); Sassafras Tree (approx. 2.9 miles away); Peter B. English (approx. 2.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Owensboro.
 
Also see . . .  Albert Smith Marks. Tennessee Encyclopedia entry by Tennessee Historical Society. (Submitted on November 5, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.) 
 
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3. Albert Smith Marks (1836-1891)
Courtesy Tennessee State Library and Archives
 
 
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 41 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 5, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.
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Mar. 9, 2021