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Garrett Davis (1801-1872)

 
 
Garrett Davis (1801-1872) Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, March 28, 2021
1. Garrett Davis (1801-1872) Marker
Inscription.  This lawyer, state legislator, and congressman, who played leading role in preventing 1861 secession of Kentucky, lived 1 block north. Davis represented Bourbon Co. in legislature. In Congress, 1839-47, 1861-72; Ky. Const. Conv., 1849. A Whig ally of Henry Clay, he joined the American (Know-Nothing) party but refused their nomination for pres., 1856; later a Democrat.
 
Erected 1991 by Kentucky Historical Society and Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 1886.)
 
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. A significant historical year for this entry is 1856.
 
Location. 38° 12.173′ N, 84° 15.077′ W. Marker is in Paris, Kentucky, in Bourbon County. Marker is at the intersection of Winchester Street (Kentucky Route 627) and Link Avenue, on the right when traveling south on Winchester Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Paris KY 40361, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Famous Inventor, 1877-1963 (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line);
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Paris Train Depot (approx. ¼ mile away); Alexander House / Bourbon County Hemp (approx. 0.4 miles away); First Christian Church (approx. half a mile away); Paris Cemetery Co. Inc. Trail (approx. 0.6 miles away); Eades Tavern (approx. 0.6 miles away); Bourbon County Vietnam Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.7 miles away); Bourbon County, 1786 (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Paris.
 
Also see . . .  Garrett Davis (Wikipedia). (Submitted on April 4, 2021, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.)
 
Garrett Davis (1801-1872) Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, March 28, 2021
2. Garrett Davis (1801-1872) Marker
Garrett Davis (1801-1872) image. Click for full size.
Brady-Handy photograph collection, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division., circa 1860
3. Garrett Davis (1801-1872)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 4, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 4, 2021, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 133 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 4, 2021, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

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