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

Old Bank, Robbed 1868

 
 
Old Bank, Robbed 1868 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 14, 2018
1. Old Bank, Robbed 1868 Marker
Inscription. Part of building erected about 1810 by Wm. Harrison, used as a residence by him and later by the Nortons. In 1857 front part built for Southern Bank of Ky. Building owned by Judge Hardy family sixty yrs. (1966). Mar.. 20, 1868, it was scene of holdup by notorious Jesse James gang, who escaped with over $9,000 after they shot, slightly wounded bank president, N. Long.
 
Erected 1966 by Kentucky Historical Society, Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 969.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 36° 50.615′ N, 86° 53.214′ W. Marker is in Russellville, Kentucky, in Logan County. Marker is at the intersection of South Main Street and West 6th Street, on the right when traveling south on South Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: South Main Street, Russellville KY 42276, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. United Methodist Temple (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Governor's Corner (about 400 feet away); 6 Pdr Field Cannon (about 600 feet away); Civil Rights Activist Author / Alice Allison Dunnigan 1906-1983
Old Bank, Robbed 1868 Marker, under window on left side of door, at the former Judge Hardy house. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 14, 2018
2. Old Bank, Robbed 1868 Marker, under window on left side of door, at the former Judge Hardy house.
(about 600 feet away); John Littlejohn (about 700 feet away); Confederate State Convention (about 700 feet away); Lewis and Clark in Kentucky / Death of Meriwether Lewis (about 700 feet away); To Honor Generals (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Russellville.
 
Also see . . .  Russellville, Kentucky Bank Robbery. (Submitted on September 16, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. Notable BuildingsNotable Events
 
Old Bank, Robbed 1868 Postcard image. Click for full size.
Courtesy University of Kentucky Archives
3. Old Bank, Robbed 1868 Postcard
Postcard of the Old Southern Bank Of Kentucky. The First Bank Robbed by Frank and Jesse James, a 17,000 dollar haul, Russellville, Ky., March 21, 1868. Source: University of Kentucky Libraries Special Collections Research Center.
"Jesse James Mural" in lobby of Southern Deposit Bank. image. Click for full size.
Courtesy University of Kentucky Archives
4. "Jesse James Mural" in lobby of Southern Deposit Bank.
Mural depicting 1868 robbery of Southern Bank of Kentucky, said to be the first bank robbed by Jesse James' gang. This institution now Southern Deposit Bank, has been in continuous operation since 1839. The original building, scene of the robbery, still stands at Sixth and Main Street, in Russellville, Kentucky. Painted by Burnard Wiley, 1033 Berwick Trail, Madison, Tenn. Source: University of Kentucky Libraries Special Collections Research Center.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 8, 2018. This page originally submitted on September 16, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 42 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 16, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.   3. submitted on September 17, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.   4. submitted on October 8, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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