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Mayfield in Graves County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

County Named, 1823

 
 
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Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, March 20, 2021
1. County Named, 1823 Marker
Inscription.  For Maj. Benjamin Franklin Graves. Born Va., 1771, came Ky., 1791. A farmer, settled in Fayette Co. Elected to the General Assembly, 1801, 1804. Enlisted at beginning War of 1812, commissioned Aug. 7. Presumed killed by Indians after being wounded and captured, battle of River Raisin, Mich., Jan. 22, 1813. County, part of Jackson Purchase, formed from Hickman.
 
Erected 1965 by Kentucky Historical Society and Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 869.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Political Subdivisions. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1823.
 
Location. 36° 44.485′ N, 88° 38.136′ W. Marker is in Mayfield, Kentucky, in Graves County. Marker is at the intersection of East Broadway (Kentucky Route 58) and South 7th Street, on the right when traveling east on East Broadway. Marker is on Graves County Courthouse grounds. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Mayfield KY 42066, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Colonel Herschel H. Green (here, next to this marker); Graves County Confederate Memorial
County Named, 1823 Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, March 20, 2021
2. County Named, 1823 Marker
The Graves County Courthouse in background.
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(within shouting distance of this marker); Operation Desert Storm (within shouting distance of this marker); Secession Abandoned (within shouting distance of this marker); First Baptist Church (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Daniel R. Merritt (1833-1907) (about 600 feet away); First Presbyterian Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Two Successful Raids (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mayfield.
 
Also see . . .  Benjamin Franklin Graves (Wikipedia). (Submitted on March 23, 2021, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 23, 2021. It was originally submitted on March 23, 2021, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 59 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 23, 2021, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

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