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

Harry Clark Karsner (1914-1971) / Karsner Air Field

 
 
Harry Clark Karsner (1914-1971) side of the marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Doda, December 22, 2018
1. Harry Clark Karsner (1914-1971) side of the marker
Inscription.  
Harry Clark Karsner
(1914-1971).
Served Owen Court as a magistrate, the director of First Farmers Bank, Owen County Board of Education, deacon Old Cedar Baptist Church, and served as state Aeronautics Commissioner. He flew his "Gospel Plane", broadcasting recorded sermons Over Kentucky, Indiana, and Ohio.

Karsner Air Field.
Site of Karsner Air Field, built after WWII. Owner & operator, Harry Clark Karsner, a flight instructor during the war, brought aviation to Owen County. A neon sign on Karsner's 4-plane hangar proclaimed: Christ is the Answer. He took this message to the sky broadcasting sermons from the air.
 
Erected 2012 by Kentucky Historical Society. (Marker Number 2374.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Air & SpaceChurches & ReligionCommunicationsEducation. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list.
 
Location. 38° 23.817′ 
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N, 84° 51′ W. Marker is in Monterey, Kentucky, in Owen County. Marker is on U.S. 127 just north of State Route 607, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 180 Frank Clark Rd, Owenton KY 40359, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Captain Samuel Sanders (approx. 1.9 miles away); Gen. Washington's Guard (approx. 1.9 miles away); Monterey (approx. 2.1 miles away); Gratz, A Kentucky River Town (approx. 7.7 miles away); Historic Gratz Bridge (approx. 7.7 miles away); Earl New Veterans Memorial (approx. 7.8 miles away); Vice Admiral William A. “Mose” Lee Jr. (approx. 9.7 miles away); Jacob Hunter (approx. 10.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Monterey.
 
Karsner Air Field side of the marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Doda, December 22, 2018
2. Karsner Air Field side of the marker
Harry Clark Karsner (1914-1971) side of the marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Doda, December 22, 2018
3. Harry Clark Karsner (1914-1971) side of the marker
Looking south.
Karsner Air Field side of the marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Doda, December 22, 2018
4. Karsner Air Field side of the marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 2, 2022. It was originally submitted on December 13, 2020, by Craig Doda of Napoleon, Ohio. This page has been viewed 214 times since then and 14 times this year. Last updated on September 2, 2022, by Craig Doda of Napoleon, Ohio. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on December 13, 2020, by Craig Doda of Napoleon, Ohio. • Mark Hilton was the editor who published this page.

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