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Georgetown in Scott County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Remember the Raisin!

 
 
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By Ken Smith, November 17, 2013
1. Remember the Raisin! Marker
Inscription.  Rendezvous of Kentucky Volunteers, Aug. 15, 1812, ordered to relieve Gen. Hull at Detroit. Kentuckians took Frenchtown (Monroe) on Raisin River Jan. 18, 1813. Four days later enemy attacked-killed, massacred, wounded, or captured all but 30. Of 1050 men not half reached home. Ky. counties named for officers: Allen, Ballard, Graves, Hart, Hickman, Edmonson, McCracken, Meade, Simpson.
 
Erected 1962 by Kentucky Historical Society & Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 508.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Native AmericansWar of 1812. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list.
 
Location. 38° 12.604′ N, 84° 33.575′ W. Marker is in Georgetown, Kentucky, in Scott County. Marker is at the intersection of Broadway Street (U.S. 25) and E. Main Street (U.S. 460), on the right when traveling north on Broadway Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 114 N Broadway Street, Georgetown KY 40324, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance
Remember the Raisin! Marker image. Click for full size.
By Ken Smith, November 17, 2013
2. Remember the Raisin! Marker
of this marker. Gen. Basil W. Duke, C.S.A. - Basil W. Duke (1838-1916) (here, next to this marker); Scott County, 1792 (a few steps from this marker); Scott County Courthouse / Goebel Trial Here (a few steps from this marker); Royal Spring (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Beginnings of George Town (approx. 0.2 miles away); Scott County Revolutionary War Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); First Baptist Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Payne-Desha House / Joseph Desha (1768-1842) (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Georgetown.
 
Remember the Raisin! Marker image. Click for full size.
By Ken Smith, November 17, 2013
3. Remember the Raisin! Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on December 4, 2013, by Ken Smith of Milan, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 552 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 4, 2013, by Ken Smith of Milan, Tennessee. • Al Wolf was the editor who published this page.
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