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

Senator McCreery Home

 
 
Senator McCreery Home Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, November 1, 2020
1. Senator McCreery Home Marker
Inscription.  Homesite of Thomas Clay McCreery. Born in 1816. He died in 1890. He was one of Daviess County's most distinguished natives, an accomplished lawyer, orator, and farmer. A presidential elector in 1852, 1856, 1860. United States senator from 1868-71, elected to fill an unexpired term, and from 1873-79. Grandson of Thomas Clay, Revolutionary officer. legislator.
 
Erected 1970 by Kentucky Historical Society and Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 1304.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Government & Politics. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list.
 
Location. 37° 45.58′ N, 87° 6.908′ W. Marker is in Owensboro, Kentucky, in Daviess County. Marker is at the intersection of Griffith Avenue and Mccreary Avenue, on the right when traveling east on Griffith Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 522 Griffith Ave, Owensboro KY 42301, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Sassafras Tree (approx. 0.4 miles away); Union Station (approx. half a mile away);
Senator McCreery Home Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, November 1, 2020
2. Senator McCreery Home Marker
Buffalo Road (approx. half a mile away); Moneta J. Sleet, Jr. / Pulitzer Prize Winner (approx. 0.7 miles away); "Stirman's Folly" (approx. ¾ mile away); Old Trinity Centre Parking Area (approx. 0.8 miles away); First Home of Governor Ford (approx. 0.8 miles away); Old Trinity Centre (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Owensboro.
 
Also see . . .  Thomas C. McCreery (Wikipedia). (Submitted on November 5, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.)
 
Thomas Clay McCreery (1816-1890) image. Click for full size.
Brady-Handy photograph collection, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division., November 5, 2020
3. Thomas Clay McCreery (1816-1890)
 
 
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 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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