Marion in Crittenden County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
County Named, 1842
For John J. Crittenden, 1787-1863, one of Kentucky’s great statesmen. 15th Governor of the state. Attorney General under three Presidents. US Senator five times. Noted for Crittenden Compromise, 1860, futile effort to avert Civil War and preserve the Union.
Crittenden, the 91st county established in state, was formed out of eastern part of Livingston.
Erected 1968 by Kentucky Historical Society and Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 1160.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Government & Politics • Patriots & Patriotism • War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1860.
Location. 37° 19.971′ N, 88° 4.907′ W. Marker is in Marion, Kentucky, in Crittenden County. Marker is on Kentucky Route 91, 0.1 miles east of Court Street, on the left when traveling west. Marker is beside sidewalk near north courthouse entrance. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 107 South Main Street, Marion KY 42064, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are Courthouse Burned (within shouting distance of this marker); Crittenden County Courthouse, Marion (within shouting distance of this marker); Senator W. J. Deboe / Senators from Marion (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Family of Judges (approx. 0.2 miles away); F. Julius Fohs (1884-1965) / Fohs Hall (approx. 0.2 miles away); Forrest Reconnoitered (approx. 1.2 miles away); Chapel Hill Presbyterian Church / Pioneer Church (approx. 2.8 miles away); Centerville (approx. 7.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Marion.
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1. Crittenden County Kentucky was established in 1842.
The county was named for John Jordan Crittenden (1787-1863)who was U.S. Attorney General, Senator and the 15th Governor of Kentucky (Submitted on November 27, 2014, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
2. History of Crittenden County, Kentucky.
The first county court was held at the house of Samuel Ashley on April 4, 1842. The following justices of the peace were in attendance: Joseph Hughes, James Cruce, Robert H. Hughes, Abner Peter Clinton, John D. Gregory, Robert Hill, Henry R.D. Coleman and Samuel L. Phillips. (Under the Constitution, prior to 1850, there were no county judges and the county courts were held by the magistrates.)
Crittenden was once one of the nation's largest producers (Submitted on November 27, 2014, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
3. John Jordan Crittenden, Jr.
US Senator, Kentucky Governor, Presidential Cabinet Secretary. The most famous member of the Crittenden political dynasty, he was born near Versailles, Kentucky. (Submitted on November 27, 2014, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
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