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Near Princeton in Caldwell County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

The Night Rider Movement

 
 
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By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, January 30, 2021
1. The Night Rider Movement Marker
Inscription.  

Dr. David Amoss, leader of Night Rider movement, was born in Cobb, Ky. on October 19, 1857. Moved by compassion for his people, this country doctor provided leadership for tobacco farmers in Ky. & Tenn. He led an organized society of dark tobacco farmers in a violent revolt against the low prices of tobacco imposed by the Duke Trust.

This is the story of the struggle of an impoverished people to right a terrible wrong. Their efforts helped break up tobacco monopoly. In 1911, the Duke Trust (American Tobacco Co.) was dissolved by a ruling of the U.S. Supreme Court. Dr. David Amoss died in 1915 & is buried in the Millwood Cemetery. His home is now a museum.
Robert D. Blackburn & Caldwell Co. Historical Society
 
Erected 2009 by Kentucky Historical Society and Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 2292.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AgricultureIndustry & Commerce. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list.
 
Location.
The Night Rider Movement Marker reverse image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, January 30, 2021
2. The Night Rider Movement Marker reverse
36° 59.495′ N, 87° 46.747′ W. Marker is near Princeton, Kentucky, in Caldwell County. Marker is on Kentucky Route 672 north of Cobb Spur Road, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 14175 KY 672, Princeton KY 42445, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Cerulean Springs / Cerulean Springs Hotel (approx. 4.2 miles away); Ranger Leader Blinded (approx. 4˝ miles away); Skirmish at Grubb's Crossroads (approx. 4.6 miles away); U.K. Research and Education Center (approx. 8˝ miles away); Preacher to Pioneers (approx. 9.2 miles away); Courthouse Burned (approx. 9˝ miles away); County Named, 1820 (approx. 9˝ miles away); Site of Burnett Home (approx. 9.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Princeton.
 
Also see . . .  The Night Riders (Wikipedia). (Submitted on February 1, 2021, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.)
 
The Night Rider Movement Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, January 30, 2021
3. The Night Rider Movement Marker
Dr. David Alfred Amoss (1857-1915) image. Click for full size.
By Public domain
4. Dr. David Alfred Amoss (1857-1915)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 2, 2021. It was originally submitted on February 1, 2021, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 67 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on February 1, 2021, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.
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