Greensburg in Green County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
Green County Architecture Heritage History
The city and county boast many Abraham Lincoln and Civil War connections: Mary Owens, one of Lincoln’s first loves; William Herndon, Lincoln’s law partner; Lincoln’s appointee as U.S. Consul to Mexico in 1863, Reuben Creel; Mentor Graham, who after moving to Illinois became an educator of Lincoln; and Union generals, E.H. Hobson and William Ward. Other famous citizens include Father David Rice, an early Presbyterian minister, and Jane
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The Greensburg National Register Historic District is composed of 47 contributing properties, covers 15 acres, and includes “the Oldest Courthouse West of the Alleghenies” (1804), The Woodson Lewis Building (1900) and the Old Depot (1913).
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1794.
Location. 37° 15.642′ N, 85° 30.099′ W. Marker is in Greensburg, Kentucky, in Green County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of E. Court Street and S. Main Street. Marker is located in front of the historic Greensburg Courthouse. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Greensburg KY 42743, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Home of Gen. Edward H. Hobson (a few steps from this marker); Greensburg Courthouse (a few steps from this marker); General Edward Henry Hobson (a few steps from this marker); Green Countians Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Green County, 1792 (within shouting distance of this marker); Home of Early Minister (about 500 feet away, measured Lincoln's Law Partner (about 700 feet away); a different marker also named Home of Gen. Edward H. Hobson (about 800 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Greensburg.
More about this marker. The marker includes a map of the 30-stop Historic Greensburg Walking Tour.
Credits. This page was last revised on August 15, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 15, 2016, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 212 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on August 15, 2016, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.