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Elizabethtown in Hardin County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Hardin County

 
 
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By Darren Jefferson Clay, April 10, 2021
1. Hardin County Marker
Inscription.  Formed from Nelson County by first Legislature, 1792. Named for Col. John Hardin, veteran of Dunmore's War, 1774, Am. Rev., Gen. Clark's Wabash Exped., 1787 and Maumee Indian campaign, 1780. Murdered by Ohio Indians while U.S. peace envoy to them in 1792. In 1780 Elizabethtown settled by Samuel Haycraft, Thomas Helm and Andrew Hynes, for whose wife town named.
 
Erected 1966 by Kentucky Historical Society and Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 960.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ExplorationPolitical SubdivisionsSettlements & SettlersWars, US Indian. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1792.
 
Location. 37° 41.592′ N, 85° 51.49′ W. Marker is in Elizabethtown, Kentucky, in Hardin County. Marker is at the intersection of Public Square (U.S. 31W) and West Dixie Avenue (U.S. 31W), on the right when traveling south on Public Square. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 31 Public Square, Elizabethtown KY 42701, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers
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By Darren Jefferson Clay, April 10, 2021
2. Hardin County Marker
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are within walking distance of this marker. Thomas Lincoln and Nancy Hanks Lincoln (here, next to this marker); General Custer Here (a few steps from this marker); The Cannonball (within shouting distance of this marker); Battle of Elizabethtown (within shouting distance of this marker); Bell from the Courthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Gallantry in Action (within shouting distance of this marker); ‘The Great Diamond Hoax’ (within shouting distance of this marker); The Guilded Age Building (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Elizabethtown.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 15, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 14, 2021, by Darren Jefferson Clay of Duluth, Georgia. This page has been viewed 52 times since then. Last updated on April 15, 2021, by Bradley Owen of Morgantown, West Virginia. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 14, 2021, by Darren Jefferson Clay of Duluth, Georgia. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.

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