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Near Nicholasville in Jessamine County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Butler's Birthplace

 
 
Butler's Birthplace Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Ken Smith, November 19, 2013
1. Butler's Birthplace Marker
Inscription.  Gen. Wm. O. Butler, born here in 1791, died Carrollton, Ky. 1880. In War of 1812: the River Raisin, Pensacola, and New Orleans. Gen. Andrew Jackson's staff 1816-17. Cited for heroism in Mexican War 1846-48. U.S. Congressman 1839-43. Although defeated for Gov. 1844, Vice Pres. 1848, U.S. Senate 1851, he was one of the most prominent, best-liked Democrats in state.
 
Erected 1965 by Kentucky Historical Society & Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 823.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Government & PoliticsPatriots & PatriotismSettlements & SettlersWar of 1812. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #07 Andrew Jackson, and the Kentucky Historical Society series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1791.
 
Location. 37° 46.826′ N, 84° 36.565′ 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. Touch for map. Marker is
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at or near this postal address: 7362 Old Danville Road, Nicholasville KY 40356, 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 flies. Sawyier’s Inspiration (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.
 
Butler's Birthplace and Sawyier's Inspiration Markers image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Ken Smith, November 19, 2013
2. Butler's Birthplace and Sawyier's Inspiration Markers
 
 
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 542 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 29, 2013, by Ken Smith of Milan, Tennessee. • Al Wolf was the editor who published this page.

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