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Morehead in Rowan County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

County Named, 1856

 
 
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By Don Morfe, April 15, 2014
1. County Named, 1856 Marker
Inscription.  For Judge John Rowan, 1773-1843. Born Penn., came in 1783 to Ky. Admitted bar, 1795. Member second Ky. Constitutional Convention in 1799. Sec. of State, 1804-06. State Legislature, 10 years. Court of Appeals, 1819-21. U.S. Senate from 1824 to 30. First President of Ky. Historical Society, 1838-43. Buried at his home, Federal Hill, "My Old Kentucky Home," Bardstown.
 
Erected 1964 by Kentucky Historical Society-Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 788.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Government & Politics. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list.
 
Location. 38° 11.064′ N, 83° 25.998′ W. Marker is in Morehead, Kentucky, in Rowan County. Marker is on East Main Street. The marker is on the grounds of the old Rowan County Courthouse. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Morehead KY 40351, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Courthouse Burned (here, next to this marker); Quilting Memories (a few steps from this marker); Freedom Park
County Named, 1856 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 15, 2014
2. County Named, 1856 Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); Allie Young Law Office (within shouting distance of this marker); Moonlight Schools (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); National Register Historic District / Morehead State University (about 700 feet away); Rowan County "War," 1884-1887 (approx. 0.2 miles away); First Building And Land (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Morehead.
 
Also see . . .  John Rowan - Biographical Directory to the United States Congress. (Submitted on May 19, 2014, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on May 17, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 325 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 17, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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