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Near Hawesville in Hancock County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Home of Robert C. Beauchamp / Early Plantation in County

 
 
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By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, November 14, 2020
1. Home of Robert C. Beauchamp Marker
Inscription.  
Home of Robert C. Beauchamp
Robert Costain Beauchamp (1800-1884) was a farmer and businessman who served Hancock County in the state legislature from 1867-71. He eventually owned 5,000 acres of land in this county. Beauchamp was one of the first men to introduce the plantation system of farming to Hancock County.

Early Plantation in County
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, 1976. Robert C. Beauchamp's two-story brick house, of Georgian design, was built in 1842. This plantation was one of the first in Hancock County. It was a self-sufficient community, with several kilns to make bricks for other buildings, a blacksmith shop, loomhouses, and a dairy.
 
Erected 2002 by Kentucky Historical Society and Kentucky Department of Highways; Presented by Hancock County Fiscal Court. (Marker Number 2078.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AgricultureArchitectureIndustry & Commerce
Early Plantation in County Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, November 14, 2020
2. Early Plantation in County Marker
. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list.
 
Location. 37° 55.468′ N, 86° 48.5′ W. Marker is near Hawesville, Kentucky, in Hancock County. Marker is on State Road 3543 north of U.S. 60, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 25 KY-3543, Hawesville KY 42348, 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. Veterans Memorial (approx. 2.8 miles away in Indiana); A Bit of Swiss (approx. 2.8 miles away in Indiana); Tell City Hall (approx. 2.8 miles away in Indiana); Perry County Indiana Honor Roll Memorial (approx. 2.8 miles away in Indiana); Army and Air National Guard Veterans Memorial (approx. 2.9 miles away in Indiana); Captain William Davison / Steamboat Disaster (approx. 3.4 miles away); Hawesville (approx. 3.4 miles away); First Court Proceedings (approx. 3˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hawesville.
 
Also see . . .  Asset Detail | Robert C. Beauchamp House. National Register of Historic Places registration form and accompanying photographs. Available in PDF downloads. (Submitted on November 16, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.) 
 
Home of Robert C. Beauchamp / Early Plantation in County Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, November 14, 2020
3. Home of Robert C. Beauchamp / Early Plantation in County Marker
Robert C. Beauchamp Home image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, November 14, 2020
4. Robert C. Beauchamp Home
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 16, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 16, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 41 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 16, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.
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