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Winchester in Clark County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

County Named 1793

Clark County

 
 
County Named 1793 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Frank Profitt, January 4, 2021
1. County Named 1793 Marker
Inscription.  For General George Rogers Clark, who came to Kentucky territory from Virginia, 1775. He commanded expedition into Illinois territory in 1778-79, taking the British forts which held the northwest for future US settlement, and capturing commander of area. Originally taken from Bourbon and Fayette; covered area of 5 present counties and parts of 8 others.
 
Erected 1968 by Kentucky Historical Society-Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 1217.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Government & PoliticsWar, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list.
 
Location. 37° 59.583′ N, 84° 10.65′ W. Marker is in Winchester, Kentucky, in Clark County. Marker is on Cleveland Street west of South Main Street (U.S. 60), on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Winchester KY 40391, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Gov. James Clark Judicial Center (here, next to this marker); "Morgan's Men" Here (here,
County Named 1793 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, July 20, 2013
2. County Named 1793 Marker
next to this marker); Clark County Courthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Clark County War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Vietnam War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Downtown Commercial District (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Pastime Theater Disaster (about 500 feet away); Hanson Home Site (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Winchester.
 
Courthouse image. Click for full size.
By Frank Profitt, January 4, 2021
3. Courthouse
The other side of the courthouse image. Click for full size.
By Frank Profitt, January 4, 2021
4. The other side of the courthouse
County Named 1793 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, July 20, 2013
5. County Named 1793 Marker
This memorial tree planted by the Kentucky Chapter of the American War Mothers. March 1924
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 7, 2021. It was originally submitted on August 16, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 421 times since then and 20 times this year. Last updated on January 6, 2021, by Bradley Owen of Morgantown, West Virginia. Photos:   1. submitted on January 4, 2021, by Frank Profitt of Georgetown, Kentucky.   2. submitted on August 16, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland.   3, 4. submitted on January 4, 2021, by Frank Profitt of Georgetown, Kentucky.   5. submitted on August 16, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.
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