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Stanford in Lincoln County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

County Named, 1780

 
 
County Named, 1780 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Forest McDermott, May 6, 2011
1. County Named, 1780 Marker
Inscription.  For Benjamin Lincoln, 1733-1810. Born Mass. In War of Revolution took Mass. Regts. to reinforce New York, 1776; at Saratoga, 1777, cut Burgoyne's communications with Canada; 1778, command of Southern Department. Commissioned by Washington to receive the sword of Cornwallis at British surrender, Yorktown, 1781. Secretary of War, 1781-84. Led forces that quelled Shays' Rebellion.
 
Erected 1964 by Kentucky Historical Society, Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 774.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Political SubdivisionsWar, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1776.
 
Location. 37° 31.774′ N, 84° 39.669′ W. Marker is in Stanford, Kentucky, in Lincoln County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street (Business U.S. 150) and 3rd Street, on the right when traveling west on Main Street. Marker is on the southeast corner of the Courthouse lawn. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Stanford KY 40484, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance
County Named, 1780 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Forest McDermott, May 6, 2011
2. County Named, 1780 Marker
Marker sets under a tree on the courthouse lawn and makes it difficult to see from the street.
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of this marker. Lincoln County (a few steps from this marker); Benjamin Logan (a few steps from this marker); Cherokees in Kentucky (within shouting distance of this marker); Wilderness Road / Logan’s Station (within shouting distance of this marker); Stanford (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Kentucky's Oldest Main Street (about 600 feet away); History Written in Departures & Arrivals (about 700 feet away); Baughman Mill (about 800 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Stanford.
 
County Named, 1780 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Forest McDermott, May 6, 2011
3. County Named, 1780 Marker
Marker as seen from Main Street.
County Named, 1780 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, April 12, 2017
4. County Named, 1780 Marker
General Benjamin Lincoln image. Click for full size.
Internet Archive
5. General Benjamin Lincoln
from Benson Lossing and Woodrow Wilson Harper's Encyclopædia of United States History, 1905.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 12, 2018. It was originally submitted on November 21, 2011, by Forest McDermott of Masontown, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 353 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 21, 2011, by Forest McDermott of Masontown, Pennsylvania.   4. submitted on July 13, 2017, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee.   5. submitted on July 30, 2018, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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