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Stanton in Powell County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

County Named, 1852

 
 
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By Frank Profitt, January 19, 2021
1. County Named, 1852 Marker
Inscription.  For Gov. Lazarus W. Powell, born Henderson Co., 1812. Graduated, 1833, from St. Joseph's College in Bardstown. Attended Transylvania law school. State legislature, 1836-38, Governor of Ky., 1851-55. U.S. Senate, 1859-65. Resolution for his expulsion for Southern sympathy, defeated 1862. Favored Ky. neutrality. Died 1867, buried Fernwood Cemetery, Henderson, Ky.
 
Erected 1964 by Kentucky Historical Society-Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 790.)
 
Topics and series. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: Government & PoliticsWar, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list.
 
Location. 37° 51.186′ N, 83° 51.564′ W. Marker is in Stanton, Kentucky, in Powell County. Memorial is on Court Street. The marker is located on the grounds of the Powell County Courthouse. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Stanton KY 40380, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Woody Stephens and Forty Niner (here, next to this marker); Persian Gulf War Memorial (a
County Named, 1852 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Frank Profitt, January 19, 2021
2. County Named, 1852 Marker
few steps from this marker); War Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Courthouse Burned (within shouting distance of this marker); Powell County Veterans Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Collecting Red River's History (approx. 3.4 miles away); Clay City Timber Industry / Early Iron Works (approx. 3.4 miles away); Pilot Knob (approx. 7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Stanton.
 
Also see . . .  The Expulsion Case of Lazarus W. Powell - United States Senate. (Submitted on May 21, 2014, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
 
Powell County Veterans Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 15, 2014
3. Powell County Veterans Memorial
The Veterans Memorial is on the grounds of the Powell County Courthouse
Powell County Veterans Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 15, 2014
4. Powell County Veterans Memorial
Powell County Veterans Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 15, 2014
5. Powell County Veterans Memorial
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 22, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 20, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 386 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 20, 2021, by Frank Profitt of Georgetown, Kentucky.   3, 4, 5. submitted on May 20, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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