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Morehead in Rowan County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

County Named, 1856

 
 
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By Don Morfe, April 15, 2014
1. County Named, 1856 Marker
Inscription.  For Judge John Rowan, 1773-1843. Born Penn., came in 1783 to Ky. Admitted bar, 1795. Member second Ky. Constitutional Convention in 1799. Sec. of State, 1804-06. State Legislature, 10 years. Court of Appeals, 1819-21. U.S. Senate from 1824 to 30. First President of Ky. Historical Society, 1838-43. Buried at his home, Federal Hill, "My Old Kentucky Home," Bardstown.
 
Erected 1964 by Kentucky Historical Society-Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 788.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Government & PoliticsPolitical Subdivisions. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list.
 
Location. Marker has been reported permanently removed. It was located near 38° 11.064′ N, 83° 25.998′ W. Marker was in Morehead, Kentucky, in Rowan County. Marker was on East Main Street. The marker is on the grounds of the old Rowan County Courthouse. Touch for map. Marker was at or near this postal address: 261 E Main St, Morehead KY 40351, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of
County Named, 1856 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 15, 2014
2. County Named, 1856 Marker
this location. Courthouse Burned (here, next to this marker); Quilting Memories (a few steps from this marker); Colonel John Hargis (a few steps from this marker); Freedom Park (within shouting distance of this marker); Spirit of the American Doughboy (within shouting distance of this marker); Allie Young Law Office (within shouting distance of this marker); Moonlight Schools (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); National Register Historic District / Morehead State University (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Morehead.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 10, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 17, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 334 times since then and 5 times this year. Last updated on January 9, 2021, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 17, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.
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