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Simpsonville in Shelby County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Capt. John Simpson

 
 
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By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, November 28, 2020
1. Capt. John Simpson Marker
Inscription.  Simpsonville and Simpson County, Kentucky, were named for the Captain who fought with Wayne at Fallen Timbers, practiced law in Shelbyville, and was elected to the State Legislature four times. Elected to Congress in 1812. He and another Shelby Countian, Colonel John Allen, raised a company of riflemen in the War of 1812. Both killed at Battle of River Raisin.
 
Erected 1968 by Kentucky Historical Society and Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 1128.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: War of 1812Wars, US Indian. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list.
 
Location. 38° 13.319′ N, 85° 20.784′ W. Marker is in Simpsonville, Kentucky, in Shelby County. Marker is on Midland Trail (U.S. 60) 0.1 miles west of Citizens Boulevard, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Simpsonville KY 40067, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Old Stone Inn (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); "Horrible Massacre" / African American Cemetery
Capt. John Simpson Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, November 28, 2020
2. Capt. John Simpson Marker
(approx. 1.4 miles away); Whitney M. Young, Jr. (1921-1971) (approx. 1˝ miles away); Lincoln Institute Campus (approx. 1.6 miles away); Thelma L. Stovall (approx. 1.6 miles away); Benj. Logan-Pioneer / James Knox-Pioneer (approx. 4.4 miles away); Long Run Massacre (approx. 4.7 miles away); Abraham Lincoln (approx. 4.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Simpsonville.
 
Also see . . .  John Simpson (Kentucky) - Wikipedia. (Submitted on December 5, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 5, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 5, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 40 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 5, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.
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