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Near Isom in Letcher County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

County Named, 1842

 
 
County Named, 1842 Marker image. Click for full size.
1. County Named, 1842 Marker
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Inscription.  For Robert P. Letcher, during term as Governor of Kentucky, 1840-44. Born Va., 1788; came Ky. in 1800. Ky. Mounted Militia, War of 1812. Legislature, 7 years, Speaker of House, two years. U.S. Congress 1823-35. Presidential elector in 1836. During term as governor he proclaimed first Thanksgiving. Minister to Mexico, 1849-52. Died 1861; buried Frankfort Cemetery.
 
Erected by Kentucky Historical Society, Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 1809.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Political Subdivisions. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1842.
 
Location. Marker is missing. It was located near 37° 11.986′ N, 82° 54.783′ W. Marker was near Isom, Kentucky, in Letcher County. Marker was on State Highway 160, 1.1 miles north of State Highway 7, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker was in this post office area: Isom KY 41824, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this location, measured as the crow flies. Pioneer Ancestor (approx. 3.7 miles away); Carr Creek Center
Damaged Support Post for Missing County Named, 1842 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, August 3, 2016
2. Damaged Support Post for Missing County Named, 1842 Marker
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(approx. 3.8 miles away); Pilot -- Spy -- Hero / Francis Gary Powers (approx. 7.4 miles away); Letcher County Honor Roll (approx. 7.4 miles away); Early Settler (approx. 8.6 miles away); Founder’s Shack (approx. 9.6 miles away); The Caney Creek Community Center (approx. 9.6 miles away); Hindman Settlement School (approx. 10.1 miles away).
 
View to Southeast Along State Highway 160 image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, August 3, 2016
3. View to Southeast Along State Highway 160
Damaged support post for missing marker is visible on right (east) side of highway, next to orange construction warning sign
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 22, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 22, 2016, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 163 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 22, 2016, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.

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