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Near Georgetown in Scott County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Confederate Governor

 
 
Confederate Governor Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Christopher Light, June 17, 2008
1. Confederate Governor Marker
Inscription.  Home of George W. Johnson, born 1811 in Scott Co. Named first Confederate Governor of Ky. in Nov. 1861, he followed CSA army's withdrawal to Tenn. from Bowling Green in Feb., 1862. He became aide to Gen. John C. Breckinridge but fought as private in Battle of Shiloh and mortally wounded, Apr. 7, 1862 - - still as CSA Gov. Burial was in cemetery here.
 
Erected by Kentucky Historical Society & Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 610.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Government & PoliticsWar, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list. A significant historical month for this entry is February 1862.
 
Location. 38° 10.487′ N, 84° 36.554′ W. Marker is near Georgetown, Kentucky, in Scott County. Marker is on Ironworks Pike (County Route 1973) 2 miles west of Payne's Depot Road (U.S. 62). Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Georgetown KY 40324, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Audubon (approx. 1.7 miles away); Choctaw Indian Academy (approx. 2˝ miles
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away); Ward Hall (approx. 2.6 miles away); LaFayette's Tour (approx. 2.7 miles away); Robert Johnson / Jemima Suggett Johnson (approx. 2.7 miles away); Johnson Family Cemetery (approx. 2.7 miles away); U.S. Vice President (approx. 2.9 miles away); Georgetown Cemetery (approx. 3.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Georgetown.
 
Also see . . .  Governor George Washington Johnson. Biographical entry for the Governor. (Submitted on August 3, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Confederate Governor Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Christopher Light, June 17, 2008
2. Confederate Governor Marker
Confederate Governor home image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Christopher Light, June 17, 2008
3. Confederate Governor home
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 2, 2008, by Christopher Light of Valparaiso, Indiana. This page has been viewed 1,678 times since then and 37 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 2, 2008, by Christopher Light of Valparaiso, Indiana. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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