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

Sculptor's Birthplace

Joel Tanner Hart

 
 
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By Frank Profitt, February 8, 2021
1. Sculptor's Birthplace Marker
Inscription.  Birthplace of Joel Tanner Hart, 1810, sculptor and poet. Began as stone-cutter, 1830. Went to Florence, Italy, 1840. Famed for busts: John Jordan Crittenden, Cassius M. Clay, Henry Clay, Andrew Jackson. Marble statues: Woman Triumphant, Il Penseroso, Henry Clay, Angelina and others. Died, Italy, 1871. By Legislative Act, reburied Frankfort, 1887
 
Erected 1964 by Kentucky Historical Society-Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 731.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Arts, Letters, Music. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list.
 
Location. 38° 0.505′ N, 84° 9.885′ W. Marker is in Winchester, Kentucky, in Clark County. Marker is at the intersection of Mount Sterling Road (U.S. 60) and Veterans Memorial Parkway (Kentucky Route 1958), on the right when traveling south on Mount Sterling Road. 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 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Pastime Theater Disaster (approx. 1.2 miles away); Downtown Commercial District
Sculptor's Birthplace Marker image. Click for full size.
By Frank Profitt, February 8, 2021
2. Sculptor's Birthplace Marker
(approx. 1.2 miles away); East Broadway Cemetery (approx. 1.2 miles away); Gov. James Clark Judicial Center (approx. 1.3 miles away); County Named 1793 (approx. 1.3 miles away); "Morgan's Men" Here (approx. 1.3 miles away); Clark County War Memorial (approx. 1.3 miles away); Clark County Courthouse (approx. 1.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Winchester.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker.
 
Also see . . .  Joel Tanner Hart at FindAGrave.com. (Submitted on September 18, 2013, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
 
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By Don Morfe, July 20, 2013
3. Sculptor's Birthplace Marker
This is the marker in its previous location, cattycorner across the crossroad from its current location.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 10, 2021. It was originally submitted on August 17, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 453 times since then and 13 times this year. Last updated on February 9, 2021, by Frank Profitt of Georgetown, Kentucky. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 9, 2021, by Frank Profitt of Georgetown, Kentucky.   3. submitted on August 17, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.
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