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Near Franklin in Simpson County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Sandford Duncan Inn/Noted Dueling Ground

 
 
Sandford Duncan Inn Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, November 1, 2020
1. Sandford Duncan Inn Marker
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Sandford Duncan Inn
Built about 1819, as stage coach inn, by Sandford Duncan, a large land owner and leader in forming Simpson County. Most of original structure remains. Linkumpinch, a famous dueling ground on Duncan's land, one mile south. Tennessee had outlawed dueling and, during 1819-27, Inn was frequently host to notable antagonists, including General Sam Houston.

Noted Dueling Ground

 
Erected 2019 by Kentucky Historical Society and Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 611.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceRoads & Vehicles. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1819.
 
Location. 36° 39.112′ N, 86° 33.333′ W. Marker is near Franklin, Kentucky, in Simpson County. Marker is on Nashville Road (U.S. 31W) half a mile south of Geddes Road, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5062 Nashville Road, Franklin KY 42134, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of
Sandford Duncan Inn/Noted Dueling Ground Marker image. Click for full size.
By Darren Jefferson Clay, April 10, 2021
2. Sandford Duncan Inn/Noted Dueling Ground Marker
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this marker, measured as the crow flies. Oklahoma City Bombing Memorial (approx. 0.9 miles away); Replica of Stone #38 (approx. one mile away); Birthplace of T.O. Chisholm / Noted Hymn Writer (1866-1960) (approx. 1.1 miles away); "Riding into The Sunset" (approx. 1.1 miles away); "Drive-Time" (approx. 1.1 miles away); "School Days, School Days" (approx. 1.1 miles away); "Mule Day Afternoon" (approx. 1.1 miles away); "High Noon for a New Century" (approx. 1.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Franklin.
 
Sandford Duncan Inn and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, November 1, 2020
3. Sandford Duncan Inn and Marker
Original Sandford Duncan Inn Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, November 1, 2020
4. Original Sandford Duncan Inn Marker
The original marker, erected in 1967 and replaced in 2019, placed next to the historical site's office.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 11, 2021. It was originally submitted on November 2, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 54 times since then and 20 times this year. Last updated on April 11, 2021, by Darren Jefferson Clay of Duluth, Georgia. Photos:   1. submitted on November 2, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.   2. submitted on April 11, 2021, by Darren Jefferson Clay of Duluth, Georgia.   3, 4. submitted on November 2, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.

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