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

Algernon Sidney Thruston

 
 
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By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, November 14, 2020
1. Algernon Sidney Thruston Marker
Inscription.  
Col. Algernon S. Thruston
Lawyer, soldier and farmer. Born in Louisville 1801, died 1864 at Thruston. Went to Texas with company of volunteers in 1836. Commissary General of Purchases (1837) and Quartermaster General (1838) for the Republic of Texas. Political ally of President Sam Houston. Practiced law in Houston. Returned to Daviess County, 1854.

Algernon Sidney Thruston
This community became known as Thruston. Algernon's father, Col. John Thruston, at age 16, served at Kaskaskia and Vincennes with Gen. Clark in Revolutionary War. Algernon's grandfather, Rev. and Col. Charles Mynn Thruston of Va., was "a fighting parson" of the Revolution. Charles received 15,000 acres in Daviess and Ohio counties for military services.
 
Erected 1989 by Kentucky Historical Society and Kentucky Department of Highways; Presented by Nettie Sweeney Rhodes. (Marker Number 1843.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Government & PoliticsWar, Texas Independence
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By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, November 14, 2020
2. Algernon Sidney Thruston Marker
War, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list.
 
Location. 37° 48.044′ N, 87° 1.528′ W. Marker is near Owensboro, Kentucky, in Daviess County. Marker is at the intersection of Road 144 and Yellow Creek Park, on the right when traveling east on Road 144. Marker is at entrance to Yellow Creek Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3026 KY 144, Owensboro KY 42303, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. George Mason (approx. 1˝ miles away); Home of Thomas Clay (approx. 1.8 miles away); Hawes Family Cemetery (approx. 4.4 miles away); First Home of Governor Ford (approx. 5 miles away); Hazen A. Dean (1899-1984) (approx. 5 miles away); Daviess Countians Who Served (approx. 5.1 miles away); Courthouse Burned (approx. 5.1 miles away); Wendell H. Ford (approx. 5.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Owensboro.
 
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By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, November 14, 2020
3. Algernon Sidney Thruston Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 15, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 15, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 59 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 15, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.
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