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Bardstown in Nelson County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

County Named, 1784

 
 
County Named, 1784 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Karl Stelly, June 2, 2014
1. County Named, 1784 Marker
Inscription.  For Thomas Nelson, 1738 - 89. Member Va. House of Burgesses. In the first Provincial Convention, 1774; Continental Congress, 1775 - 77 and 1779. Signer of the Declaration of Independence. Commander of Va. Militia, 1777 - 81. Governor of Va., 1781. Commended for selfless patriotism in ordering guns to fire on his own home, the British headquarters, at Yorktown, 1781.
 
Erected 1966 by The Kentucky Historical Society & The Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 956.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Patriots & PatriotismPolitical SubdivisionsWar, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list.
 
Location. 37° 48.555′ N, 85° 27.999′ W. Marker is in Bardstown, Kentucky, in Nelson County. Marker is on U.S. 31E/150, on the left when traveling north. Marker is inside the traffic circle at the town center, on the grounds of the old courthouse, now called the Welcome Center. Touch for map
County Named, 1784 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Karl Stelly, June 2, 2014
2. County Named, 1784 Marker
This view is taken looking toward the Northwest
. Marker is in this post office area: Bardstown KY 40004, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Nelson County World War I, World War II, Korean War, & Vietnam War Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Vietnam 1969 Memorial (a few steps from this marker); John Fitch Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Confederates Here (within shouting distance of this marker); McLean House (within shouting distance of this marker); Benedict Joseph Flaget (within shouting distance of this marker); Bardstown (within shouting distance of this marker); Successful Surgery (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bardstown.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on June 10, 2014, by Karl Stelly of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 297 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 10, 2014, by Karl Stelly of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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