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Springfield in Washington County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Jesse Head Homesite

 
 
Jesse Head Homesite Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, October 13, 2016
1. Jesse Head Homesite Marker
Inscription.  On June 12, 1806, he performed the marriage of Thomas Lincoln and Nancy Hanks, who, in 1809, became the parents of Abraham Lincoln, 16th President of the U.S. Head, born in Maryland in 1768, "came a-preaching" to Kentucky in 1798. Cabinet maker, justice of peace, on Sundays he preached fearlessly. Moved shop to Harrodsburg, 1810, kept on preaching, began newspaper.
 
Erected 1967 by Kentucky Historical Society & Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 1038.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionCommunicationsIndustry & CommerceSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #16 Abraham Lincoln, and the Kentucky Historical Society series lists.
 
Location. 37° 41.167′ N, 85° 13.267′ W. Marker is in Springfield, Kentucky, in Washington County. Marker is at the intersection of Lincoln Park Road and East High Street, on the left when traveling north on Lincoln Park Road
Jesse Head Homesite Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, July 4, 2018
2. Jesse Head Homesite Marker
. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Springfield KY 40069, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Korean War Marker (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); E. Gregory Goatley Law Office (about 300 feet away); Busy Day In Springfield (about 300 feet away); World War I Monument (about 300 feet away); Lincoln Homestead (about 400 feet away); War Memorial (about 400 feet away); Lincoln - Hanks (about 400 feet away); House of History (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Springfield.
 
Jesse Head Homesite image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, July 4, 2018
3. Jesse Head Homesite
Jesse Head image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse
4. Jesse Head
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 20, 2019. It was originally submitted on November 8, 2016, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 138 times since then. Photos:   1. submitted on November 8, 2016, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee.   2, 3. submitted on August 12, 2018, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee.   4. submitted on November 8, 2016, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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