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

First Court Proceedings

 
 
First Court Proceedings Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, November 14, 2020
1. First Court Proceedings Marker
Inscription.  Site of Hancock's first county court, 300 yds. south, held in home of James Dupey, Mar. 1829. The two-story log structure also scene of first circuit court, in April. Samuel C. Jennings appointed clerk; John Sterett, sheriff. County seat was to be on Richard Hawes' land and named Hawesville. The surveyor of Breckinridge Co. was designated to lay out Hancock's county lines.
 
Erected 1980 by Kentucky Historical Society and Kentucky Department of Transportation. (Marker Number 1678.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Government & Politics. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list.
 
Location. 37° 52.416′ N, 86° 48.87′ W. Marker is near Hawesville, Kentucky, in Hancock County. Marker is at the intersection of State Road 1389 and Franklin Gaynor Road, on the right when traveling east on State Road 1389. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4890 KY-1389, Hawesville KY 42348, 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. Home of Robert C. Beauchamp / Early Plantation in County (approx.
First Court Proceedings Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, November 14, 2020
2. First Court Proceedings Marker
3˝ miles away); Captain William Davison / Steamboat Disaster (approx. 3.7 miles away); Hawesville (approx. 4 miles away); County Named - 1829 (approx. 4 miles away); Hawesville Railroad Station (approx. 4.2 miles away); Indiana Cotton Mill (approx. 4.6 miles away in Indiana); Captain John W. Cannon (approx. 4.9 miles away); Veterans Memorial (approx. 5.9 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 40 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 16, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.
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