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Brownsville in Edmonson County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)

County Named, 1825

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By Tim Fillmon, February 4, 2015
1. County Named, 1825 Marker
Inscription.  For Capt. John Edmonson, b. 1764, Va. In War of Revolution a private in company led by father. Battle of King's Mountain, 1782. Came to Ky., 1790. In War of 1812, raised rifle company in Fayette County. Killed at Battle of River Raisin, Jan. 22, 1813. One of nine leaders killed then for whom Ky. counties are named. Edmonson formed Grayson, Hart, Warren counties.
Erected 1965 by Kentucky Historical Society Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 797.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Settlements & SettlersWar of 1812War, US Revolutionary. A significant historical year for this entry is 1825.
Location. 37° 11.29′ N, 86° 15.17′ W. Marker is in Brownsville, Kentucky, in Edmonson County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street (Kentucky Route 259) and Mammoth Cave Road (Kentucky Route 70), on the right when traveling north on Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Brownsville KY 42210, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Marvel Mills Logan (approx. 0.8 miles away); Civil War Skirmish (approx. 0.9 miles away);
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Historic Entrance (approx. 0.9 miles away); Chalybeate Springs / Chameleon Springs (approx. 4.3 miles away); Kyrock (approx. 5.3 miles away); Mammoth Cave National Park (approx. 8.4 miles away); Stephen Tyng Mather (approx. 8.4 miles away); Old Guide's Cemetery (approx. 8.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Brownsville.
Credits. This page was last revised on April 12, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 12, 2021, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. This page has been viewed 43 times since then. Photo   1. submitted on April 12, 2021, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida.
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