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Jackson in Breathitt County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Breathitt County

 
 
Breathitt County Marker image. Click for full size.
By Frank Profitt, February 24, 2021
1. Breathitt County Marker
Inscription.  Formed from parts of Estill, Clay, Perry Counties, 1839. Named for Gov. John Breathitt, who died in office, 1834. Breathitt born in Va. 1786. Family came to Logan County, Ky. 1800. Representative Ky. Legis. 3 terms, Lt. Gov. 1828, Gov. 1832-34. County seat first named Breathitt; change in 1845 to Jackson, honoring hero of New Orleans, the 7th U.S. President.
 
Erected 1966 by Kentucky Historical Society-Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 961.)
 
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. 37° 33.216′ N, 83° 23.034′ W. Marker is in Jackson, Kentucky, in Breathitt County. Marker is on Main Street. The marker is located on the grounds of Breathitt County Courthouse. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Jackson KY 41339, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Broken Column (here, next to this marker); "Bloody Breathitt" (within shouting distance of this marker); Breathitt Volunteers
Breathitt County Marker image. Click for full size.
By Frank Profitt, February 24, 2021
2. Breathitt County Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); World War I Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Korean War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Willie Sandlin (within shouting distance of this marker); Quicksand — 1864 (approx. 2.4 miles away); Sam and Nola of Morris Fork (approx. 13.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jackson.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 1, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 21, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 389 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 27, 2021, by Frank Profitt of Georgetown, Kentucky. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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