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

Governor's Corner

 
 
Governor's Corner Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 14, 2018
1. Governor's Corner Marker
Inscription. Home of Gov. John Breathitt, born 1787, Va. Came here, 1800. Lawyer, Legislator. Elected Lieut. Gov., 1828, and Governor, 1832. He was advocate of need for preserving Kentucky's valuable documents. He wrote: "There is a laudable solicitude to know everything in respect to our history." He died in office, 1834. Kentucky erected monument in Maple Grove Cemetery.
 
Erected 1964 by Kentucky Historical Society, Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 658.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 36° 50.682′ N, 86° 53.189′ W. Marker is in Russellville, Kentucky, in Logan County. Marker is on East 5th Street east of South Main Street, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 145 East 5th Street, Russellville KY 42276, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 6 Pdr Field Cannon (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Civil Rights Activist Author / Alice Allison Dunnigan 1906-1983 (about 400 feet away); Old Bank, Robbed 1868 (about 400 feet away); John Littlejohn
Former home of Governor John Breathitt. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 14, 2018
2. Former home of Governor John Breathitt.
(about 400 feet away); Confederate State Convention (about 500 feet away); Lewis and Clark in Kentucky / Death of Meriwether Lewis (about 500 feet away); Russellville (about 500 feet away); To Honor Generals (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Russellville.
 
Also see . . .  Wikipedia article on John Breathitt. (Submitted on September 16, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. Notable PersonsPolitics
 
Governor John Breathitt image. Click for full size.
By Public domain
3. Governor John Breathitt
Painting by Ferdinand Graham Walker.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 16, 2018. This page originally submitted on September 16, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 37 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 16, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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