“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Owenton in Owen County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)


Monterey Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Doda, August 31, 2022
1. Monterey Marker
Inscription.  First named Williamsburg for James Williams, who came from Maryland, set up trading post about 1805. In 1847, legislature established town of Monterey, named for battle of Mexican War, on land owned by George C. Branham. Steamboats, in heyday on Ky. River, made regular stops at town wharf for passengers and cargo. Large tobacco market. Showboats visited town in summer.
Erected 2000 by Kentucky Historical Society and Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 925.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceSettlements & SettlersWaterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1805.
Location. 38° 25.302′ N, 84° 52.337′ W. Marker is in Owenton, Kentucky, in Owen County. Marker is at the intersection of Worth Street and Taylor Street, on the right when traveling north on Worth Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 296 Taylor St, Owenton KY 40359, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of
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this marker, measured as the crow flies. Gen. Washington's Guard (approx. 0.4 miles away); Captain Samuel Sanders (approx. 0.4 miles away); Harry Clark Karsner (1914-1971) / Karsner Air Field (approx. 2.1 miles away); Gratz, A Kentucky River Town (approx. 5.7 miles away); Historic Gratz Bridge (approx. 5.7 miles away); Earl New Veterans Memorial (approx. 5.8 miles away); Vice Admiral William A. “Mose” Lee Jr. (approx. 8.2 miles away); Jacob Hunter (approx. 8.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Owenton.
Monterey Marker and City Hall image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Doda, August 31, 2022
2. Monterey Marker and City Hall
Credits. This page was last revised on September 8, 2022. It was originally submitted on September 7, 2022, by Craig Doda of Napoleon, Ohio. This page has been viewed 97 times since then and 43 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 7, 2022, by Craig Doda of Napoleon, Ohio. • Mark Hilton was the editor who published this page.

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