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Fort Mitchell in Kenton County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Gen. Ormsby MacKnight Mitchel

 
 
Gen. Ormsby MacKnight Mitchel Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, May 30, 2021
1. Gen. Ormsby MacKnight Mitchel Marker
Inscription.  Park named for General Mitchel, (1809-62), who assisted in Union defense of Cincinnati during Civil War. Ft. Mitchell, one of 7 forts erected around city, named for him. Born in Ky.; graduate of West Point and served in Mexican War. A noted astronomer, he founded Cincinnati Observatory; later director of the Dudley Observatory, N.Y. Died of yellow fever while in the service.
 
Erected 2007 by Kentucky Historical Society and Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 1758.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Air & SpaceParks & Recreational AreasWar, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1862.
 
Location. 39° 3.235′ N, 84° 33.839′ W. Marker is in Fort Mitchell, Kentucky, in Kenton County. Marker can be reached from Grandview Drive north of General Mitchel Lane. Marker is in General Ormsby Mitchel Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Ft Mitchell KY 41017, 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
Gen. Ormsby MacKnight Mitchel Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, May 30, 2021
2. Gen. Ormsby MacKnight Mitchel Marker
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. Fort Mitchell Country Club Centennial (approx. half a mile away); A Confederate Thrust (approx. half a mile away); Old Fort Mitchell Historic District (approx. ¾ mile away); Beechwood Historic District (approx. 0.8 miles away); Confederate Financier / Confederate Benefactor (approx. 0.9 miles away); Fort Mitchel (approx. 1.1 miles away); Fort Wright (approx. 1½ miles away); Sgt. Ronald L. Niewahner (approx. 1.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Mitchell.
 
Also see . . .  Ormsby M. Mitchel (Wikipedia). (Submitted on June 3, 2021, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.)
 
Gen. Ormsby MacKnight Mitchel image. Click for full size.
By Unknown / Public domain, 1863
3. Gen. Ormsby MacKnight Mitchel
From his posthumous book, The Astronomy of the Bible.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 3, 2021. It was originally submitted on June 3, 2021, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 32 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 3, 2021, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

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