Lawrenceburg in Anderson County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
William H. Townsend
(1890 - 1964)
Townsend had the largest private collection of Lincolnania in U.S. Recognized as a leading expert on Abraham Lincoln, Townsend was a founder of the Ky. Civil War Round Table, 1953. He served as its first president until his death. Named posthumously to Fayette County Bar's Hall of Fame, 1966.
Erected 1999 by Kentucky Historical Society - Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 2029.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, Music • Education • Sports • War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #16 Abraham Lincoln, and the Kentucky Historical Society series lists.
Location. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lawrenceburg KY 40342, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Distinguished Officers - Alumni of Kavanaugh (approx. 1˝ miles away); Kavanaugh School (approx. 1˝ miles away); Renowned Congressman (approx. 2.7 miles away); Hebron Church (approx. 4.3 miles away); McCall's Spring (approx. 4.3 miles away); Upper Benson Church (approx. 5.4 miles away); Labrot & Graham Distillery (approx. 8.3 miles away); Warwick/Oregon / Warwick (approx. 8.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lawrenceburg.
More about this marker. It is unknown whether the white building near the marker is the one room school referenced in the marker that has been relocated to the site, if it is a replica of the one room school, or if it is not directly related to the marker. Inside the building are books, shelves, boxes, etc., not yet fully organized.
Additional keywords. Abraham Lincoln, Cassius Clay, Historians
Credits. This page was last revised on October 5, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 23, 2010, by John Desaulniers, Jr. of Mingo, Iowa. This page has been viewed 1,413 times since then and 121 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on August 23, 2010, by John Desaulniers, Jr. of Mingo, Iowa. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.