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Jamestown in Russell County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Russell County

 
 
Russell County Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, May 8, 2015
1. Russell County Marker
Inscription.  Established, 1825, out of parts of Adair, Wayne, Cumberland. Named for Col. Wm. Russell (1758-1825). Lieut., Revolution; came Fayette Co., Ky. In Indian campaigns of 1791 and '94. At Tippecanoe, 1811. Succeeded Gen. Wm. H. Harrison in command Ind., Ill., Mo. frontier. Representative in Ky. Legislature for 13 sessions. Jamestown was established by Legislature, 1827.
 
Erected 1966 by the Kentucky Historical Society, Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 954.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Government & PoliticsPolitical SubdivisionsSettlements & SettlersWars, US Indian. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1825.
 
Location. 36° 59.039′ N, 85° 3.755′ W. Marker is in Jamestown, Kentucky, in Russell County. Marker is at the intersection of South Main Street (Kentucky Route 92) and Lewis Alley, on the right when traveling south on South Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or
Russell County Courthouse (Marker on left along Main Street) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, May 8, 2015
2. Russell County Courthouse (Marker on left along Main Street)
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near this postal address: 410 Monument Square, Jamestown KY 42629, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 3 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Jamestown Skirmishes (a few steps from this marker); Chalybeate Springs (approx. 5.2 miles away); Forage Depot-Civil War (approx. 9.6 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Wikipedia article on William Russell. (Submitted on May 19, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
The view of marker looking south on South Main Street. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, May 8, 2015
3. The view of marker looking south on South Main Street.
Area photo looking north towards Monument Square. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, May 8, 2015
4. Area photo looking north towards Monument Square.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on May 19, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 374 times since then and 52 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on May 19, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.

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Dec. 2, 2022