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Sandy Hook in Elliott County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

County Named, 1869

 
 
County Named, 1869 Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By TeamOHE, January 7, 2021
1. County Named, 1869 Marker
Inscription.  For John M. Elliott, born in Va., 1820. Came to this area, 1830. Admitted to bar, 1843. Ky. Legis., 1847-53. U. S. Congress, 1853-59. Ky. Legis., 186I, but expelled for his southern sympathy. Congress of Confederate States, 1862-65. Circuit Judge 1868 and Ky. Court of Appeals, 1876. Assassinated, 1879, by a disappointed litigant in a land case decided by court.
 
Erected 1965 by Kentucky Historical Society. (Marker Number 796.)
 
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. A significant historical year for this entry is 1820.
 
Location. 38° 5.191′ N, 83° 7.535′ W. Marker is in Sandy Hook, Kentucky, in Elliott County. Marker is on Main Street (Kentucky Route 7) just east of Court Street, on the right when traveling north. On the grounds of the Elliott County Courthouse. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 118 Main St, Sandy Hook KY 41171, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 18 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A Masterful Retreat / Confederate Raids and Invasions and a Federal Retreat, in Kentucky.
County Named, 1869 Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By TeamOHE, January 7, 2021
2. County Named, 1869 Marker
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(a few steps from this marker); Elliot County Veterans Memorial (approx. 1.3 miles away); Skirmish Here / Confederate Raids and Invasions and a Federal Retreat, in Kentucky. (approx. 2.4 miles away); Founding of Morgan County / The Old Mill (approx. 13½ miles away); West Liberty~Civil War (approx. 13.9 miles away); CSA Gens. Morgan USA (approx. 13.9 miles away); A Masterful Retreat (approx. 14.1 miles away); Eastern Kentucky Railway (approx. 17.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sandy Hook.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 10, 2021. It was originally submitted on January 9, 2021, by TeamOHE of Napoleon, Ohio. This page has been viewed 69 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 9, 2021, by TeamOHE of Napoleon, Ohio. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.

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Sep. 27, 2022