Mount Sterling in Montgomery County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
Mt. Sterling, Kentucky
The county courthouse, completed in 1959, is the sixth courthouse to stand on this site.
Erected by Whitaker Bank and the Montgomery County Historical Society.
Location. 38° 3.372′ N, 83° 56.556′ W. Marker is in Mount Sterling, Kentucky, in Montgomery County. Marker is at the intersection of West Main Street (U.S. 60) and Broadway Street, on the right when traveling east on West Main Street. Marker is located on the sidewalk, directly in Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 30 West Main Street, Mount Sterling KY 40353, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Montgomery County. 1797 (within shouting distance of this marker); Courthouse Burned (within shouting distance of this marker); Civil War Robbery / Bank Sues (within shouting distance of this marker); Battle of Mt. Sterling (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Little Mountain Indian Mound (approx. ¼ mile away); Estill's Defeat (approx. 0.6 miles away); Battle-June 8, 1864 (approx. 0.7 miles away); Battle-June 9, 1864 (approx. ¾ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mount Sterling.
More about this marker. This is a large, wood-framed and glass-covered "poster-style" marker, mounted horizontally on a waist-high post.
Also see . . . Mount Sterling History. In the year 1775, Daniel Boone and four of his contemporaries: William Calk, Enoch Smith, Robert Whitledge, and Issac Davis, explored the untouched wilderness at this edge of Central Kentucky. Here, according to legend, bluegrass was first noticed at a salt spring. Because of its geographical location, this area became the Gateway to the Mountains and the Bluegrass. As the settlement grew, the people met to decide on a formal name for the place, then called Little Mountain Town. Hugh Forbes, having started it, was allowed to name the town. He selected the name Mount Stirling, for Stirling - a town in his native Scotland. In December, 1792, the Kentucky Assembly (Submitted on August 9, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
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