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Smithfield in Livingston County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

County Named, 1798

 
 
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By Thomas Onions, November 5, 2020
1. County Named, 1798 Marker
Inscription.  For Robert R. Livingston, 1746-1813 N.Y. provincial convention 1775; Continental Congress 1775-77, 1779-81; one of the committee to draft the Declaration of Independence. Sec. of Foreign Affairs, 1781-83. Administered oath to Washington, first president, 1789. Appointed minister to France by Jefferson,1801-04. Partner of Robert Fulton in constructing first steamboat.
 
Erected 1965 by Kentucky Historical Society Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 801.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Government & PoliticsPolitical SubdivisionsWaterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #01 George Washington, the Former U.S. Presidents: #03 Thomas Jefferson, and the Kentucky Historical Society series lists.
 
Location. 37° 8.349′ N, 88° 24.24′ W. Marker is in Smithfield, Kentucky, in Livingston County. Marker is on Court Street (State Highway 453) 0.1 miles east of Adair Street (U.S. 60), on the right
Area photo of County Named, 1798 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Thomas Onions, November 5, 2020
2. Area photo of County Named, 1798 Marker
when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 335 Court Street, Smithland KY 42081, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A Civil War Base (here, next to this marker); Livingston County Courthouse (a few steps from this marker); Clark's Army Camped / Clark's Land (approx. 10.3 miles away); They Passed This Way (approx. 11 miles away); A Quick Stop (approx. 11 miles away); A Century of Library Service 1904-2004 (approx. 11 miles away); Union Labor (approx. 11 miles away); Western Baptist Hospital (approx. 11 miles away).
 
More about this marker. Located on the northwest grounds of the old Livingston County Courthouse
 
Also see . . .
1. Livingston County Ky Government Page. (Submitted on November 5, 2020, by Thomas Onions of Olathe, Kansas.)
2. Wikipedia entry on Robert Livingston. (Submitted on November 5, 2020, by Thomas Onions of Olathe, Kansas.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 13, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 5, 2020, by Thomas Onions of Olathe, Kansas. This page has been viewed 48 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 5, 2020, by Thomas Onions of Olathe, Kansas. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.
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