Princeton in Caldwell County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
Black Patch War
Here on December 1, 1906, began Black Patch War, which lasted to the end of 1908. “Night Riders” fought against non-cooperative farmers and businessmen who opposed the dark tobacco pool.
Erected 2005 by Glenn E. Martin, Kentucky Historical Society and Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 145.)
Topics and series. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: Government & Politics • Horticulture & Forestry • Industry & Commerce. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list.
Location. 37° 6.542′ N, 87° 52.936′ W. Marker is in Princeton, Kentucky, in Caldwell County. Memorial is at the intersection of North Harrison Street and West Main Street, on the left when traveling south on North Harrison Street. Marker is near the sidewalk at the southwest corner of the Caldwell County Courthouse, Courthouse Square, Princeton, Kentucky. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 100 East Market Street, Princeton KY 42445, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this Courthouse Burned (within shouting distance of this marker); County Named, 1809 (within shouting distance of this marker); William Prince, 1752-1810 / Founder of Princeton (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Shandy Hall (Princeton) (about 500 feet away); Trail of Tears (about 500 feet away); a different marker also named Shandy Hall (Princeton) (about 600 feet away); Ogden Memorial United Methodist Church (about 800 feet away); Princeton First Baptist Church (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Princeton.
Also see . . .
1. War in the Black Patch (1906-1911).
During the period between 1900 and 1906 trouble began to brew among the tobacco men of the state, especially in the Black Patch area around Hopkinsville. the buyers had formed a trust and were controlling the market. (Submitted on November 25, 2014, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
2. Violence, Religion and the Black Patch War, 1904-1914.
The Black Patch region of Kentucky and Tennessee which took its name from the dark, heavy-leafed, fire-cured tobacco grown in the area, contained the proper human and physical characteristics to make it one of the major growing regions in the United States by 1900. (Submitted on November 25, 2014.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on November 25, 2014, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 366 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on November 25, 2014, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. • Al Wolf was the editor who published this page.