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

Cassius Marcellus Clay

U.S. Minister to Russia

— (1861-62 ; 1863-69) —

 
 
Cassius Marcellus Clay Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brian K. Hall, May 14, 2021
1. Cassius Marcellus Clay Marker
Inscription.  Buried in this cemetery is Cassius Marcellus Clay. As a result of his diplomacy in Russia, friendship between the two powers reached its highest peak. This helped prevent intervention of England and France during Civil War and provided an atmosphere which made possible purchase of Alaska, 1867.
 
Erected 1976 by Kentucky Historical Society and Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 1576.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesGovernment & PoliticsWar, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1867.
 
Location. 37° 44.641′ N, 84° 17.357′ W. Marker is in Richmond, Kentucky, in Madison County. Marker is on East Main Street (Business U.S. 25), on the right when traveling east. Located in the section of the cemetery where the Clay monument stands. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Richmond KY 40475, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Medal of Honor Winners (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line);
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Battle of Richmond (about 400 feet away); In Memory Of The Fallen Union And Confederate Soldiers (about 500 feet away); In Memory Of The Confederate Soldiers (about 600 feet away); Pioneer Monument (approx. 0.4 miles away); Madison County Courthouse 1862 (approx. 0.4 miles away); Samuel Freeman Miller (approx. 0.4 miles away); County Named, 1786 / County Formed (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Richmond.
 
Also see . . .  Wikipedia entry for Cassius Marcellus Clay. (Submitted on May 19, 2010, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama.)
 
Cassius Marcellus Clay Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brian K. Hall, May 14, 2021
2. Cassius Marcellus Clay Marker
This marker was recently refurbished and relocated in the cemetery closer to the grave of the subject.
Cassius Marcellus Clay Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Lee Hattabaugh, May 6, 2010
3. Cassius Marcellus Clay Marker
This view of the marker in its previous location is from East Main Street looking into the cemetery. This marker is the one nearest the car.
Cassius Marcellus Clay Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Lee Hattabaugh, May 6, 2010
4. Cassius Marcellus Clay Marker
Looking out toward East Main Street at the marker in its earlier location. This marker is the one closest to the gates.
Cassius Marcellus Clay Gravesite image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Lee Hattabaugh, May 6, 2010
5. Cassius Marcellus Clay Gravesite
Cassius Marcellus Clay Gravesite image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Lee Hattabaugh, May 6, 2010
6. Cassius Marcellus Clay Gravesite
Cassius Marcellus Clay Gravesite image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Lee Hattabaugh, May 6, 2010
7. Cassius Marcellus Clay Gravesite
Cassius Clay image. Click for full size.
Levin C. Handy (courtesy of the New York Public Library), 1860
8. Cassius Clay
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 6, 2024. It was originally submitted on May 19, 2010, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. This page has been viewed 1,374 times since then and 38 times this year. Last updated on January 20, 2022, by Brian K. Hall of Lexington, Kentucky. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 17, 2021, by Brian K. Hall of Lexington, Kentucky.   3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on May 19, 2010, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama.   8. submitted on January 21, 2022. • Mark Hilton was the editor who published this page.

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