Marker Logo HMdb.org THE HISTORICAL
MARKER DATABASE
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Mount Sterling in Montgomery County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Montgomery County. 1797

 
 
Montgomery County. 1797 Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, April 15, 2014
1. Montgomery County. 1797 Marker
Inscription.  Named for Gen. Richard Montgomery, Revolutionary War officer. Born in Ireland, 1738. An advocate of colonial freedom, he commanded continental forces in the north, capturing first British colors in war, Fort Johns, 1775. Killed in Quebec attack, Dec. 31, 1775. Original county taken from Clark; included area of 2 present counties and parts of 8 others.
 
Erected 1968 by Kentucky Historical Society-Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 1216.)
 
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 date for this entry is December 31, 1887.
 
Location. 38° 3.402′ N, 83° 56.568′ W. Marker is in Mount Sterling, Kentucky, in Montgomery County. Marker is on Broadway Street. The marker is located on the grounds of the Montgomery County Courthouse. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Mount Sterling KY 40353, 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); Montgomery County Korean War Memorial
Montgomery County. 1797 Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, April 15, 2014
2. Montgomery County. 1797 Marker
Click or scan to see
this page online
(a few steps from this marker); Montgomery County Kentucky World War I Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Montgomery County World War II Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Montgomery County Kentucky Vietnam Casualties (within shouting distance of this marker); Battle of Mt. Sterling (within shouting distance of this marker); Montgomery County Veterans Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Mt. Sterling, Kentucky (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mount Sterling.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on May 19, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 463 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 19, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

Share this page.  
Share on Tumblr
m=73850

Paid Advertisements
 
 

May. 22, 2022