Manitou in Hopkins County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
allotted by Virginia, for military
services in the American Revolution,
1777 — 1782
Frederick Wilhelm Augustus Heinrich Ferdinand
Baron von Steuben
Lieutenant general in the armies of
Frederick the Great. He joined
Washington's army at Valley Forge
April 1777 as a volunteer, became
Inspector General United States Army
which he organized and trained for victory.
Born Magdeburg, Prussia, 1730
Died Oneida Co. N.Y. 1794
Erected 1955 by Madisonville Kiwanis Club.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Revolutionary. A significant historical month for this entry is April 1777.
Location. 37° 22.005′ N, 87° 34.413′ W. Marker is in Manitou, Kentucky, in Hopkins County. Marker is on Nebo Road (Alternate U.S. 41) 0.3 miles south of Shepherd Lane, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4820 Nebo Road, Manitou KY 42436, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Steuben's LickMunns School (approx. 4.3 miles away); Army of Six (approx. 4.4 miles away); Zion Temple A.M.E. Zion Church (approx. 4.4 miles away); Forrest Reconnoitered (approx. 4˝ miles away); Harvey-Bassett House (approx. 4.6 miles away); Dr. Thomas Wright Gardiner House (approx. 4.8 miles away); Courthouse Burned (approx. 4.9 miles away).
Also see . . . Baron von Steuben. Overview of Steuben's military career, from Historic Valley Forge. (Submitted on April 28, 2021, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.)
Credits. This page was last revised on April 28, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 28, 2021, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 29 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on April 28, 2021, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.