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Near Bardstown in Nelson County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Rowan-Chambers Duel

 
 
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By Tom Bosse, July 5, 2018
1. Rowan-Chambers Duel Marker
Inscription. Site in valley to east, one of most famous duels in Kentucky because of prominent men involved. John Rowan, later jurist, and US Senator. His second, George M. Bibb, Kentucky Chief Justice, US Senator, Secretary of Treasury. Dr. James Chambers was popular physician. An argument on Jan. 29, 1801, climaxed in duel on Feb. 3. Dr. Chambers was killed in the second round of firing.
 
Erected 1969 by Kentucky Historical Society & Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 1281.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 37° 47.881′ N, 85° 28.758′ W. Marker is near Bardstown, Kentucky, in Nelson County. Marker is on New Haven Road (U.S. 31E), on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Bardstown KY 40004, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Harrison-Smith House (approx. one mile away); The Talbott Tavern (approx. one mile away); Bardstown (approx. one mile away); McLean House (approx. one mile away); Nelson County World War I, World War II, Korean War, & Vietnam War Memorial
Rowan-Chambers Duel Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, July 5, 2018
2. Rowan-Chambers Duel Marker
(approx. one mile away); Vietnam 1969 Memorial (approx. one mile away); Successful Surgery (approx. one mile away); Confederates Here/Confederate Raids and Invasions and a Federal Retreat in Kentucky (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bardstown.
 
Also see . . .
1. John Rowan (Kentucky). (Submitted on August 18, 2018, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee.)
2. John Rowan - Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. (Submitted on August 21, 2018, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
 
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John Rowan image. Click for full size.
3. John Rowan
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 21, 2018. This page originally submitted on August 18, 2018, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 62 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 18, 2018, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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