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

Artist-Naturalist

 
 
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By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, April 25, 2021
1. Artist-Naturalist Marker
Inscription.  John James Audubon, 1785-1851, was one of America's most famous ornithologists. From 1810-19 he lived in Henderson roaming the woods in this area, finding and painting birds in their natural habitat. While here two of his children, John Woodhouse and Lucy, were born. Lucy is buried in Samuel Hopkins cemetery. Audubon State Park named in his honor.
 
Erected 1975 by Kentucky Historical Society and Kentucky Department of Transportation. (Marker Number 1523.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AnimalsArts, Letters, MusicEnvironmentParks & Recreational Areas. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1810.
 
Location. 37° 52.974′ N, 87° 33.473′ W. Marker is in Henderson, Kentucky, in Henderson County. Marker is by the Audubon Museum and Nature Center at John James Audubon State Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3100 US 41, Henderson KY 42420, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Albert B. "Happy" Chandler / Albert Benjamin Chandler
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By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, April 25, 2021
2. Artist-Naturalist Marker
The marker is in front of the Audubon Museum and Nature Center at John James Audubon State Park.
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(approx. 1.6 miles away); Augustus Owsley Stanley (approx. 3 miles away); Kimmel Homestead (approx. 3.1 miles away); L&N Bed and Breakfast (approx. 3.3 miles away); The John O'Byrne House (approx. 3.3 miles away); Prichett House (approx. 3.3 miles away); John James Audubon Store Site (approx. 3.4 miles away); Admiral Husband Edward Kimmel (approx. 3.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Henderson.
 
Also see . . .
1. John James Audubon (Wikipedia). (Submitted on April 27, 2021, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.)
2. John James Audubon's Birds of America. Background and images from the iconic book, by the Audubon Society. (Submitted on April 27, 2021, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.) 

3. The Myth of John James Audubon. First in a series of articles by the Audubon Society reexamining Audubon and his personal views on slavery and other subjects. (Submitted on April 27, 2021, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.) 
 
John James Audubon image. Click for full size.
By John Syme / Public domain, 1826
3. John James Audubon
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 27, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 27, 2021, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 33 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 27, 2021, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

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