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

Town of Patesville

 
 
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By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, November 14, 2020
1. Town of Patesville Marker
Inscription.  Crossroads was site of 19th-century town of Patesville. It was named for William Pate, who bought land and operated an inn about two miles east of here. A post office established, 1813. During Civil War, area was site of a gun battle pitting CSA guerrillas Sue Mundy, Bill Davison and Henry Magruder against John Clark's USA troops.

During its heyday in 1895, Patesville was a town of 250 people with a sawmill, three general stores, millinery, drugstore, blacksmith shop, undertaker's parlor, and hotel.
 
Erected 2000 by Kentucky Historical Society and Kentucky Department of Highways; Presented by Hancock County Fiscal Court. (Marker Number 2039.)
 
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° 46.903′ N, 86° 43.142′ W. Marker is near Hawesville, Kentucky, in Hancock County. Marker is at the intersection of State Road 144 and Quisenberry Road, on the right when
Town of Patesville Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, November 14, 2020
2. Town of Patesville Marker
traveling east on State Road 144. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3965 KY-144, Hawesville KY 42348, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Pellville (approx. 5˝ miles away); Tar Springs (approx. 5.6 miles away); Early Shipping Point (approx. 5.9 miles away); Lincoln Family Trail (approx. 6 miles away); Breckinridge County Veterans Memorial (approx. 6 miles away); Cloverport Veterans Monument (approx. 6 miles away); First Coal Oil (approx. 6 miles away); Captain John W. Cannon (approx. 7.3 miles away).
 
Town of Patesville Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, November 14, 2020
3. Town of Patesville Marker
 
 
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 44 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 16, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.
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