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

Nancy Morgan Hart

Revolutionary Heroine

 

1735-1830

 
Nancy Morgan Hart Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, September 17, 2017
1. Nancy Morgan Hart Marker
Inscription.
Placed by the
Gen. Sam'l Hopkins Chapter

 
Erected by General Samuel Hopkins Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution marker series.
 
Location. 37° 50.342′ N, 87° 35.505′ W. Marker is in Henderson, Kentucky, in Henderson County. Marker is on 1st Street east of North Main Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is located beside the sidewalk, near the flag pole, directly in front of the north (1st Street) entrance to the Henderson County Courthouse. Marker is at or near this postal address: 20 North Main Street, Henderson KY 42420, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Old Court Bell (here, next to this marker); Henderson County Revolutionary War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Henderson County Revolutionary War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); A Civil War Action (within shouting distance of this marker); Confederate Raid on Newburgh
Nancy Morgan Hart Marker (<i>wide view</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, September 17, 2017
2. Nancy Morgan Hart Marker (wide view)
(about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Operation Desert Storm Memorial (about 300 feet away); Central Park Fountain (about 400 feet away); County Formed, Named (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Henderson.
 
Also see . . .
1. Nancy Morgan Hart. Georgia frontierswoman Nancy Morgan Hart was a legendary hero of the American Revolution who made it her mission to rid the Georgia territory of British Loyalists (Tories). According to various accounts, she captured six, killed one, and oversaw the hanging of five others. She also served as a spy. (Submitted on July 5, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 

2. Nancy Hart (ca. 1735-1830). Georgia's most acclaimed female participant during the Revolutionary War (1775-83) was Nancy Hart. A devout patriot, Hart gained notoriety during the revolution for her determined efforts to rid the area of Tories, English soldiers, and British sympathizers. Her single-handed efforts against Tories and Indians in the Broad River frontier, as well as her covert activities as a patriot spy, have become the stuff of myth, legend, and local folklore. (Submitted on July 5, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 

3. Nancy Hart (1735-1830): War Woman
Nancy Morgan Hart Marker (<i>back side of marker visible at far left</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, September 17, 2017
3. Nancy Morgan Hart Marker (back side of marker visible at far left)
. When the American Revolution came to Elbert County, Georgia, Nancy, a Whig and ardent patriot was already being referred to as “Wahatche” or, “War Woman,” by local Native American tribes. She felt it was her duty to eradicate British sympathizers and Tories from the region. With her husband fighting for the Georgia militia, Nancy would often disguise herself as a man and wander into British encampments to gather information regarding troop movements and battle plans. She is also thought to have been an active participant in the Battle of Kettle Creek on February 14, 1779. In one account of her heroism, British forces descended upon her home demanding food. She sat the six soldiers down and began to feed them. During the meal, Nancy caught the troopers by surprise and took all six captive. (Submitted on July 5, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
Categories. Patriots & PatriotismWar, US RevolutionaryWomen
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 10, 2018. This page originally submitted on July 5, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 39 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 5, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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