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Richmond in Madison County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Cassius Marcellus Clay

U.S. Minister to Russia

 

— (1861-62); (1863-69) —

 
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By Lee Hattabaugh, May 6, 2010
1. Cassius Marcellus Clay Marker
Inscription.  Buried in this cemetery is Cassius Marcellus Clay. As a result of his diplomacy in Russia, friendship between the two powers reached its highest peak. This helped prevent intervention of England and France during Civil War and provided an atmosphere which made possible purchase of Alaska, 1867.
 
Erected 1976 by Kentucky Historical Society / Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 1576.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesWar, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list.
 
Location. 37° 44.695′ N, 84° 17.364′ W. Marker is in Richmond, Kentucky, in Madison County. Marker is on East Main Street (Business U.S. 25), on the right when traveling east. Marker is located just inside the gates of the Richmond Cemetery. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Richmond KY 40475, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Medal of Honor Winners (here, next to this marker); Battle of Richmond (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct
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By Lee Hattabaugh, May 6, 2010
2. Cassius Marcellus Clay Marker
This view is from East Main Street looking into the cemetery. This marker is the one nearest the car.
line); In Memory Of The Fallen Union And Confederate Soldiers (about 700 feet away); In Memory Of The Confederate Soldiers (approx. 0.2 miles away); Pioneer Monument (approx. 0.3 miles away); Madison County Courthouse 1862 (approx. 0.3 miles away); Samuel Freeman Miller (approx. 0.3 miles away); County Named, 1786 / County Formed (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Richmond.
 
Also see . . .  Wikipedia entry for Cassius Marcellus Clay. (Submitted on May 19, 2010, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama.)
 
Cassius Marcellus Clay Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, May 6, 2010
3. Cassius Marcellus Clay Marker
Looking out toward East Main Street. This marker is the one closest to the gates.
Cassius Marcellus Clay Gravesite image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, May 6, 2010
4. Cassius Marcellus Clay Gravesite
Cassius Marcellus Clay Gravesite image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, May 6, 2010
5. Cassius Marcellus Clay Gravesite
Cassius Marcellus Clay Gravesite image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, May 6, 2010
6. Cassius Marcellus Clay Gravesite
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 22, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 19, 2010, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. This page has been viewed 1,076 times since then and 10 times this year. Last updated on February 22, 2021, by Bradley Owen of Morgantown, West Virginia. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on May 19, 2010, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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