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

John Larue Helm, 1802-1867

 
 
John Larue Helm, 1802-1867 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Darren Jefferson Clay, April 10, 2021
1. John Larue Helm, 1802-1867 Marker
Inscription.  This Hardin Co. native was one of Kentucky's most celebrated lawyers. In legislature 17 yrs.; rose to House Speaker. Elected lt. gov., he became gov. when John J. Crittenden resigned, 1850. Pres. of L & N R. R., 1854-60, when main line completed. A harsh critic of Pres. Lincoln, Helm favored neutrality for Ky. in the Civil War. Elected gov., 1867. Died after five days in office.
 
Erected 1992 by Kentucky Historical Society and Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 1912.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Railroads & StreetcarsWar, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list.
 
Location. 37° 42.481′ N, 85° 52.399′ W. Marker is in Elizabethtown, Kentucky, in Hardin County. Marker is on North Dixie Highway (U.S. 31W) north of Craddock Court, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 804 N Dixie Hwy, Elizabethtown KY 42701, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Helm Cemetery (a few steps from this marker); John Young Brown (1835-1904)
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By Darren Jefferson Clay, April 10, 2021
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(approx. 0.4 miles away); Lincoln Heritage House (approx. 0.7 miles away); Sarah Bush Johnston Lincoln (approx. 0.8 miles away); Severns Valley Baptist Church (approx. 1.3 miles away); The Cannonball (approx. 1.3 miles away); Battle of Elizabethtown (approx. 1.3 miles away); Brown-Pusey House (approx. 1.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Elizabethtown.
 
John Larue Helm grave (tall grave marker in the background) image. Click for full size.
By Darren Jefferson Clay, April 10, 2021
3. John Larue Helm grave (tall grave marker in the background)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 20, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 19, 2021, by Darren Jefferson Clay of Duluth, Georgia. This page has been viewed 34 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 19, 2021, by Darren Jefferson Clay of Duluth, Georgia. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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