Elizabethtown in Hardin County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
John Young Brown (1835-1904)
Born at Elizabethtown (Claysville section), this Ky. statesman and orator was admitted to bar, 1857 and began law practice here. Brown was a state elector on Douglas ticket l860. He was elected to Congress four times and governor, 1891-95; helped state comply with Constitution of 1890. He ran for governor in 1899, unsuccessfully, against Goebel and Taylor.
Erected 1979 by Kentucky Historical Society and Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 1650.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Government & Politics.
Location. 37° 42.199′ N, 85° 52.209′ W. Marker is in Elizabethtown, Kentucky, in Hardin County. Marker is at the intersection of West Dixie Avenue (U.S. 31W) and Sunset Road, on the right when traveling north on West Dixie Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 541 US-31W, Elizabethtown KY 42701, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. John Larue Helm, 1802-1867 (approx. 0.4 miles away); Helm Cemetery (approx. 0.4 miles away); Severns Valley Baptist Church The Cannonball (approx. 0.9 miles away); Battle of Elizabethtown (approx. 0.9 miles away); Brown-Pusey House (approx. one mile away); Thomas Lincoln and Nancy Hanks Lincoln (approx. one mile away); Commodore Joshua Barney / First Brick House (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Elizabethtown.
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