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

Helm Cemetery

 
 
Helm Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Darren Jefferson Clay, April 10, 2021
1. Helm Cemetery Marker
Inscription.  This pioneer cemetery includes the graves of John LaRue Helm, who served two incomplete terms as Governor of Kentucky, and his son, Confederate Gen. Ben Hardin Helm, who fell at battle of Chickamauga, September 20, 1863. Gen. Helm and Abraham Lincoln married half-sisters, Emilie and Mary Todd, the daughters of Robert S. Todd of Lexington, Kentucky.
 
Erected 1965 by Kentucky Historical Society and Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 833.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesWar, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list. A significant historical date for this entry is September 20, 1863.
 
Location. 37° 42.487′ N, 85° 52.403′ 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. John Larue Helm, 1802-1867 (a few steps from this marker); John Young Brown (1835-1904)
Helm Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Darren Jefferson Clay, April 10, 2021
2. Helm Cemetery Marker
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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.
 
Grave markers of Governor John Larue Helm and Brigadier General Benjamin Hardin Helm image. Click for full size.
By Darren Jefferson Clay, April 10, 2021
3. Grave markers of Governor John Larue Helm and Brigadier General Benjamin Hardin Helm
Brigadier General Benjamin Hardin Helm’s headstone image. Click for full size.
By Darren Jefferson Clay, April 10, 2021
4. Brigadier General Benjamin Hardin Helm’s headstone
Brigadier General Benjamin Hardin Helm’s original and government issued headstones image. Click for full size.
By Darren Jefferson Clay, April 10, 2021
5. Brigadier General Benjamin Hardin Helm’s original and government issued headstones
 
 
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, 4, 5. 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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