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Cynthiana in Harrison County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

A Renowned Piscator

 
 
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By Matt Carter, September 11, 2010
1. A Renowned Piscator Marker
Inscription.  Dr. James A. Henshall, 1836-1925, author Book of the Black Bass and others, brought fame to Kentucky's South Licking, Elkhorn, and Stoner streams. He came here to practice medicine. During Civil War healed wounds for men in Blue and Gray. Left, regained health, returned in 1880, wrote book. With U.S. Bureau of Fisheries, 1896-1917, he found new method for fish propagation.
 
Erected 1964 by Kentucky Historical Society. (Marker Number 651.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AnimalsScience & MedicineSportsWar, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list.
 
Location. 38° 23.2′ N, 84° 17.97′ W. Marker is in Cynthiana, Kentucky, in Harrison County. Marker is on Paris Pike (U.S. 27) 0.2 miles west of McIlvain Blvd., on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Cynthiana KY 41031, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. 1st Battle of Cynthiana / 2nd Battle of Cynthiana (a few steps from this marker);
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Destroyers-USS Cassin (approx. 0.2 miles away); Old Log Court House (approx. ¼ mile away); County Named, 1793 (approx. ¼ mile away); The Old Cemetery (approx. 0.6 miles away); Death Valley Scotty (approx. 1.2 miles away); Ruddle's Station (approx. 3.3 miles away); Bourbon Whiskey / Jacob Spears (approx. 7.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cynthiana.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 24, 2018. It was originally submitted on September 18, 2010, by Matt Carter of Lexington, Kentucky. This page has been viewed 736 times since then and 35 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on September 18, 2010, by Matt Carter of Lexington, Kentucky. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
 
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Oct. 28, 2020