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Bardstown in Nelson County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Ben Johnson House

 
 
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By Darren Jefferson Clay, April 10, 2021
1. Ben Johnson House Marker
Inscription.  Well-known representative and state senator Ben Johnson (1858-1950) was born and lived most of his life here. This native son was a member of Congress for 20 consecutive years and served on Ky. Highway Commission under 4 administrations. The house was built in 1856 for Ben's father, William Johnson, who was state senator and lieutenant governor of Kentucky.
 
Erected 1981 by Kentucky Historical Society and Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 1686.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Government & PoliticsRoads & Vehicles. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list.
 
Location. 37° 49.707′ N, 85° 27.669′ W. Marker is in Bardstown, Kentucky, in Nelson County. Marker is on North 3rd Street (U.S. 150) 0.1 miles north of Maple Grove Court, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1003 N 3rd St, Bardstown KY 40004, 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. My Old Kentucky Home (approx. 0.8 miles away); Salem Academy
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By Darren Jefferson Clay, April 10, 2021
2. Ben Johnson House Marker
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(approx. 0.9 miles away); “A Pretty Close Call” (approx. one mile away); Alexander Walters (1858-1917) (approx. 1.1 miles away); Union Church (approx. 1.1 miles away); Civil War in Bardstown (approx. 1.1 miles away); Bardstown's First Church (approx. 1.1 miles away); Twenty-Five Damned Yankees (approx. 1.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bardstown.
 
Ben Johnson House image. Click for full size.
By Darren Jefferson Clay, April 10, 2021
3. Ben Johnson House
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 24, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 19, 2021, by Darren Jefferson Clay of Duluth, Georgia. This page has been viewed 27 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 19, 2021, by Darren Jefferson Clay of Duluth, Georgia. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.
 
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