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

Augustus E. Willson (1846-1931)

 
 
Augustus E. Willson (1846-1931) Marker image. Click for full size.
By TeamOHE, May 17, 2018
1. Augustus E. Willson (1846-1931) Marker
Inscription.  As governor, 1907- 1911, Willson acted to quell civil unrest caused by Night Riders in tobacco growing areas of western Ky. A native of Maysville, Willson began career in Louisville. He became the protégé and law partner of U.S. Supreme Court Justice John Marshall Harlan. Active in civic, affairs until death, Willson was buried in Cave Hill Cemetery, Louisville.
 
Erected 1986 by Kentucky Historical Society. (Marker Number 1786.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Government & Politics. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list.
 
Location. 38° 14.917′ N, 85° 43.167′ W. Marker is in Louisville, Kentucky, in Jefferson County. Marker can be reached from Lexington Road east of Payne Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1500 Lexington Rd, Louisville KY 40206, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Cave Hill National Cemetery (here, next to this marker); A National Cemetery System (within shouting distance of this marker); Nathaniel Wolfe
Augustus E. Willson (1846-1931) Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, November 27, 2020
2. Augustus E. Willson (1846-1931) Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); The 32nd Indiana Volunteer Infantry Regiment Civil War Monument (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); Croghans of Locust Grove / Major William Croghan (approx. 0.2 miles away); Unknown Union Soldiers Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Oldest Existing Civil War Monument (approx. 0.2 miles away); Governor Thomas E. Bramlette (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Louisville.
 
Augustus E. Willson's gravestone, adjacent to the marker image. Click for full size.
By TeamOHE, May 17, 2018
3. Augustus E. Willson's gravestone, adjacent to the marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 19, 2021. It was originally submitted on November 30, 2020, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. This page has been viewed 52 times since then and 10 times this year. Last updated on January 17, 2021, by Bradley Owen of Morgantown, West Virginia. Photos:   1. submitted on November 30, 2020, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio.   2. submitted on November 30, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.   3. submitted on November 30, 2020, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.
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