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Clinton in Hickman County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

County Named, 1821

 
 
County Named, 1821 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 4, 2010
1. County Named, 1821 Marker
Inscription.  For Capt. Paschal Hickman who was massacred by Indians after River Raisin battle, Jan., 1813, one of nine Ky. officers killed in that action for whom counties named. Resided Franklin County, extensive landowner. Originally, Hickman comprised the Jackson Purchase in Ky. Later eight counties have been formed within initial area. First county seat was Columbus.
 
Erected 1968 by Kentucky Historical Society - Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 895.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Political SubdivisionsWar of 1812. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list.
 
Location. 36° 40.006′ N, 88° 59.628′ W. Marker is in Clinton, Kentucky, in Hickman County. Marker is at the intersection of Washington Street (U.S. 51) and Clay Street (State Highway 58), on the right when traveling south on Washington Street. Located on the east side of the county courthouse. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Clinton KY 42031, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles
Markers and Memorial at the Courthouse image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 4, 2010
2. Markers and Memorial at the Courthouse
of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Clinton Seminary (here, next to this marker); Hickman County Veterans Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Guerrilla Raids on Clinton (approx. 0.8 miles away); Casey Jones (approx. 8 miles away); Columbus (approx. 8.8 miles away); Iron Banks (approx. 8.8 miles away); Columbus - A Town Transformed (approx. 9.4 miles away); A River View of History (approx. 9.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Clinton.
 
County Courthouse image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 4, 2010
3. County Courthouse
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on October 14, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 686 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 14, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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