Campbellsville / Taylor County
First settled about 1800. Town, established by Legislature, 1817, was made seat of government when county was formed. It was named for Adam and Andrew Campbell who with three brothers came from Va., settling on father's land grants. Adam and Andrew among founders of town. Andrew died, 1819. Adam was prominent farmer and leader in Taylor County affairs.
Kentucky's 100th. established by Legislature, 1848, formed from a part of Green County. Named for Gen. Zachary Taylor, famed Kentucky soldier. Noted as Indian fighter: Ft. Harrison, War of 1812; Black Hawk War, 1832; Florida Seminoles, 1837. Defeat of superior Mexican forces at Battle of Buena Vista, 1847, made him a national hero. Elected US President, 1848.
Erected 1966 by Kentucky Historical Society & Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 995.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #12 Zachary Taylor
Location. 37° 20.483′ N, 85° 20.717′ W. Marker is in Campbellsville, Kentucky, in Taylor County. Marker is at the intersection of East Broadway (Kentucky Route 68) and North Columbia Avenue, on the right when traveling east on East Broadway. This marker, along with several others, is located in a park adjacent to the Taylor County Courthouse. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 204 North Columbia Avenue, Campbellsville KY 42718, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Brig. Gen. Elias Barbee (here, next to this marker); Cumberland Trace (here, next to this marker); Confederate Raids (here, next to this marker); Courthouse Burned (here, next to this marker); First Taylor County Courthouse (here, next to this marker); Second Taylor County Courthouse - 1867 (here, next to this marker); Campbell Memorial (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Andrew Campbell (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Campbellsville.
Also see . . .
1. Campbellsville, Kentucky. Wikipedia entry (Submitted on December 31, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.)
2. Taylor County, Kentucky. Wikipedia entry (Submitted on December 31, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.)
Credits. This page was last revised on December 31, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 29, 2016, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 232 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on October 29, 2016, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.