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

Bowie, A Kentuckian

 
 
Bowie, A Kentuckian Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 14, 2018
1. Bowie, A Kentuckian Marker
Inscription. James Bowie, Col. of Texas Rangers and co-commander at the Alamo, was native of Logan Co. With 187 others-P. J. Bailey, D. W. Cloud, W. Fountleroy of Logan Co. among them-he chose death rather than surrender. "Remember the Alamo" was battle cry of Texas victory and freedom from Mexico, 1836. The Bowie Knife, famed weapon of frontier days, designed by Bowie.
 
Erected 1966 by Kentucky Historical Society, Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 958.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 36° 50.705′ N, 86° 53.353′ W. Marker is in Russellville, Kentucky, in Logan County. Marker is at the intersection of West 4th Street (Business U.S. 68) and Winter Street, on the right when traveling west on West 4th Street. Touch for map. Located on the grounds of the Logan County Courthouse. Marker is at or near this postal address: 200 West 4th Street, Russellville KY 42276, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Governors from Logan (within shouting distance of this marker); County Named, 1792 (within shouting distance of this marker); Logan County Jail, 1874-1977
View of marker towards intersection of Winter Street at West 4th Street. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 14, 2018
2. View of marker towards intersection of Winter Street at West 4th Street.
(within shouting distance of this marker); Confederate State Convention (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); To Honor Generals (about 400 feet away); John Littlejohn (about 400 feet away); Russellville (about 500 feet away); Lewis and Clark in Kentucky / Death of Meriwether Lewis (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Russellville.
 
Regarding Bowie, A Kentuckian. Some accounts place his birth in Tennessee or Georgia.
 
Also see . . .  New World Encyclopedia article on Jim Bowie. (Submitted on September 16, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. Notable EventsNotable PersonsWar, Mexican-American
 
James Bowie image. Click for full size.
By Public domain circa 1820
3. James Bowie
Portrait of Jim Bowie (the only known oil painting portrait painted from life).
 
 
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 34 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 16, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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