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

Captain John W. Cannon

 
 
Captain John W. Cannon Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, November 14, 2020
1. Captain John W. Cannon Marker
Inscription.  Below is view of the river bottom land where John Cannon, riverboat captain and builder of fine steamboats for lower Mississippi trade, was born in l820. By 1840 this skilled pilot began his career as steamboat entrepreneur. He built and piloted the famous Robert E. Lee, which won over the Natchez in a celebrated steamboat race from New Orleans to St. Louis in 1870.
 
Erected 1991 by Kentucky Historical Society and Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 1756.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceSportsWaterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list.
 
Location. 37° 53.192′ N, 86° 43.544′ W. Marker is near Hawesville, Kentucky, in Hancock County. Marker is at the intersection of Indian Lake Drive (State Road 3199) and Scenic Hilltop Road, on the right when traveling west on Indian Lake Drive. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2220 Indian Lake Drive, Hawesville KY 42348, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are
Captain John W. Cannon Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, November 14, 2020
2. Captain John W. Cannon Marker
within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Hawesville Railroad Station (approx. 1.6 miles away); County Named - 1829 (approx. 1.6 miles away); Captain William Davison / Steamboat Disaster (approx. 1.8 miles away); Hawesville (approx. 1.8 miles away); Indiana Cotton Mill (approx. 2 miles away in Indiana); First Court Proceedings (approx. 4.9 miles away); Veterans Memorial (approx. 5.1 miles away in Indiana); Tell City Hall (approx. 5.1 miles away in Indiana). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hawesville.
 
Also see . . .  Captain John W. Cannon. From Kentucky Historical Society's Explore KY History project. (Submitted on November 16, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 17, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 16, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 42 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 16, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.
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