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

Hawesville

 
 
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By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, November 14, 2020
1. Hawesville Marker
Inscription.  Hancock County and Hawesville were created by Ky. law Jan. 3. 1829. County seat was named for Richard Hawes who donated land for town. His son, Richard Jr., became Confederate governor of Kentucky, 1862. Hancock's first cannel coal produced commercially, 1832; mine operated by Chas. Landers. Venture drew workers and investors from as far away as England and Ireland.
 
Erected 1984 by Kentucky Historical Society and Kentucky Department of Transportation. (Marker Number 1738.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Political Subdivisions. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list.
 
Location. 37° 54.189′ N, 86° 45.101′ W. Marker is in Hawesville, Kentucky, in Hancock County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street and Washington Street, on the right when traveling north on Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: 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. County Named - 1829 (approx. 0.2 miles away); Hawesville Railroad Station (approx.
Hawesville Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, November 14, 2020
2. Hawesville Marker
¼ mile away); Captain William Davison / Steamboat Disaster (approx. 0.4 miles away); Indiana Cotton Mill (approx. 0.7 miles away in Indiana); Captain John W. Cannon (approx. 1.8 miles away); Home of Robert C. Beauchamp / Early Plantation in County (approx. 3.4 miles away); Veterans Memorial (approx. 3½ miles away in Indiana); Tell City Hall (approx. 3½ miles away in Indiana). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hawesville.
 
 
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 39 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 16, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.
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