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

Newport ~~ War of 1812

 
 
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By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, May 30, 2021
1. Newport ~~ War of 1812 Marker
Inscription.  Kentuckians crossed here Aug. 1812 marching to relieve Gen. Hull at Detroit. Took Frenchtown (Monroe) Jan. 18, 1813. Four days later all but 30 were killed or captured. Other Kentuckians gathered here Aug. 31, 1813. Led by Gov. Shelby these men defeated British and Indians in Battle of the Thames in Canada Oct. 5, 1813. This ended fighting in the Old Northwest.
 
Erected 1962 by Kentucky Historical Society and Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 507.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War of 1812. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list.
 
Location. 39° 5.536′ N, 84° 29.79′ W. Marker is in Newport, Kentucky, in Campbell County. Marker is at the intersection of West 4th Street and York Street (U.S. 27), on the right when traveling west on West 4th Street. Marker is at southeast corner of Campbell County Courthouse grounds. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 330 York Street, Newport KY 41071, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Campbell County, Kentucky World War II Monument
Newport ~~ War of 1812 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, May 30, 2021
2. Newport ~~ War of 1812 Marker
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(within shouting distance of this marker); Dr. Thomas Hinde (within shouting distance of this marker); St. Paul's Church (within shouting distance of this marker); “Tommygun” Inventor (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Southgate Street School (approx. ¼ mile away); James Taylor, Newport's Founder (approx. 0.3 miles away); Newport Barracks (approx. 0.3 miles away); Licking River (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Newport.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 11, 2021. It was originally submitted on June 11, 2021, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 37 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 11, 2021, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

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