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Louisville in Jefferson County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

James Guthrie (1792-1869)

 
 
James Guthrie (1792-1869) Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Doda, May 17, 2018
1. James Guthrie (1792-1869) Marker
Inscription.  
This statesman and entrepreneur fostered Louisville's growth from small town in 1810 to nation's 10th largest city in 1850. Promoted building of Portland Canal and the first R.R. bridge over Ohio River. As president of the University of Louisville, he established its medical college & academic dept.

Guthrie served in the state legislature, 1827-40. In 1849 he presided over the third Kentucky Constitutional Convention. Pres. Franklin Pierce named him secretary of the U.S. Treasury, 1853-57. As president of L&N Railroad, 1860 to 1868, he was instrumental in keeping Ky. in Union during Civil War. He was U.S. senator, 1865-68.
 
Erected 1997 by Kentucky Historical Society. (Marker Number 1494.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Government & PoliticsRailroads & StreetcarsWar, US CivilWaterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1810.
 
Location. 38° 14.699′ N, 85° 43.366′ 
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W. Marker is in Louisville, Kentucky, in Jefferson County. Marker is on Poplar Avenue, 0.1 miles east of Cave Hill Road, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 903 Poplar Ave, Louisville KY 40204, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. This monument to the memory of James Guthrie (within shouting distance of this marker); Sister Emily Cooper (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Croghans of Locust Grove / Major William Croghan (approx. 0.2 miles away); Governor Thomas E. Bramlette (approx. 0.2 miles away); Unknown Union Soldiers Memorial (approx. ¼ mile away); The Oldest Existing Civil War Monument (approx. ¼ mile away); The 32nd Indiana Volunteer Infantry Regiment Civil War Monument (approx. ¼ mile away); Steam Engine Company No. 11 (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Louisville.
 
James Guthrie (1792-1869) Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Doda, May 17, 2018
2. James Guthrie (1792-1869) Marker
James Guthrie (1792-1869) Gravestone image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Doda, May 17, 2018
3. James Guthrie (1792-1869) Gravestone
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 1, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 29, 2020, by Craig Doda of Napoleon, Ohio. This page has been viewed 162 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 29, 2020, by Craig Doda of Napoleon, Ohio. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.
 
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