“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Near Nicholasville in Jessamine County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)

Sawyier’s Inspiration

Sawyier's Inspiration Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Ken Smith, November 19, 2013
1. Sawyier's Inspiration Marker
Inscription.  Paul Sawyier, “The River Artist,” painted scenes of Kentucky River gorge while living on houseboat near here, from 1908 to 1913. The noted artist created over 2,000 paintings, mostly landscapes of Central Kentucky-State Capitol, Kentucky River and Elkhorn Creek. Born in Ohio, 1865, he spent most of his life in Kentucky. Died in New York, 1917. Buried Frankfort.
Erected 1964 by Kentucky Historical Society & Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 675.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Arts, Letters, Music. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list. A significant historical date for this entry is March 23, 1865.
Location. 37° 46.823′ N, 84° 36.567′ W. Marker is near Nicholasville, Kentucky, in Jessamine County. Marker is on Danville Road (U.S. 27) south of Hall Road, on the left when traveling south. South of Camp Nelson Cemetery. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 7362 Old Danville Road, Nicholasville KY 40356, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow
Paid Advertisement
Click on the ad for more information.
Please report objectionable advertising to the Editor.
Click or scan to see
this page online
flies. Butler's Birthplace (here, next to this marker); Camp Nelson Refugee Camp / Conditions at Refugee Camp (approx. 0.4 miles away); Camp Nelson National Cemetery (approx. half a mile away); a different marker also named Camp Nelson National Cemetery (approx. 0.6 miles away); General William "Bull" Nelson (approx. 0.6 miles away); Dedicated To Union Soldiers (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Thirteenth Amendment (approx. 1.3 miles away); African American Enlistment (approx. 1.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Nicholasville.
Also see . . .  Paul Sawyier Kentucky Artist: An Historical Chronology of His Life, Art, Friends, and Times from Old. 2010 book by William Donald Coffey on (Submitted on July 5, 2019.) This website may earn income if you use this link to make a purchase on 
Sawyier’s Inspiration and Butler’s Birthplace Markers image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Ken Smith, November 19, 2013
2. Sawyier’s Inspiration and Butler’s Birthplace Markers
“Kentucky Fishing Scene” image. Click for full size.
Watercolor by Paul Sawyier, in the Johnson Collection, Spartanburg, SC. Via Wikipedia Commons., circa 1912
3. “Kentucky Fishing Scene”
Paul Sawyier at Work image. Click for full size.
Candid by unknown photographer, via Wikipedia Commons, 1905
4. Paul Sawyier at Work
Credits. This page was last revised on July 5, 2019. It was originally submitted on December 29, 2013, by Ken Smith of Milan, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 430 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 29, 2013, by Ken Smith of Milan, Tennessee.   3, 4. submitted on July 5, 2019, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. • Al Wolf was the editor who published this page.

Share this page.  
Share on Tumblr

CeraNet Cloud Computing sponsors the Historical Marker Database.
This website earns income from purchases you make after using our links to We appreciate your support.
Paid Advertisement
Jul. 24, 2024