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Booneville in Owsley County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

County Named, 1843

 
 
County Named, 1843 Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David J Gaines, October 9, 2011
1. County Named, 1843 Marker
Inscription.  For Judge William Owsley, who was prominent in the Old Court – New Court Controversy, 1823. Born in Virginia, 1782. Came with parents to Lincoln County, 1783. Studied law with Judge John Boyle. State Legilature, two terms. Appointed Court of Appeals; served 15 years. State Senate, 1832-34; Secretary of State, 1834-36; Governor of Kentucky, 1844-48. Died, 1862.
 
Erected 1965 by Kentucky Historical Society and Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 813.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Political Subdivisions. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1823.
 
Location. 37° 28.554′ N, 83° 40.523′ W. Marker is in Booneville, Kentucky, in Owsley County. Marker is at the intersection of Kentucky Route 11 and Kentucky Route 28, on the right when traveling north on State Route 11. Located at the Owsley County Courthouse. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Booneville KY 41314, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow
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flies. A Masterful Retreat (here, next to this marker); Owsley County Veterans Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Civil War Actions (within shouting distance of this marker); Boone’s Station (within shouting distance of this marker); Birthplace of Earle B. Combs (approx. 3.3 miles away); Company A of the 7th Ky Infantry Regiment (approx. 4.7 miles away); a different marker also named A Masterful Retreat (approx. 6.8 miles away); Lee County Veterans Wall (approx. 6.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Booneville.
 
County Named, 1843 Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David J Gaines, October 9, 2011
2. County Named, 1843 Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on November 5, 2011, by David J Gaines of Pinson, Alabama. This page has been viewed 363 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 5, 2011, by David J Gaines of Pinson, Alabama. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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