Morgantown in Butler County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
Maurice Hudson Thatcher (1870-1973)
Born in Chicago, Il., he moved to Butler Co. in 1874 & was educated in public and private schools here. After serving as Butler Co. Circuit Court Clerk (1893-96) he studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1898. He moved to Louisville in 1900 & was Asst. Atty. Gen. of Ky.(1898-1900) and Asst. US Atty. for the Western Dist. of Ky. (1901-06).
He was appointed a member of the Isthmian Canal Comm. and the fifth Gov. of Panama Canal Zone (1910-13) & was sent to estab. the Govít of Panama. As a US Rep. from Ky., he guided passage of legislation for Mammoth Cave Natíl Park, Lincolnís Birthplace Natíl Hist. Park, and Zachary Taylor Natíl Cem. Also a poet, his work honored Ky., nature, and his beloved Green River.
Erected 2015 by Kentucky Historical Society, Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 2461.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
Location. 37° 13.548′ N, 86° 40.983′ W. Marker is in Morgantown, Kentucky, in Butler County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of North Main Street Touch for map. Located on the grounds of the Butler County Courthouse. Marker is at or near this postal address: 110 North Main Street, Morgantown KY 42261, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Bishop John Monroe Moore (a few steps from this marker); Morgantown / Daniel Morgan (within shouting distance of this marker); County Named, 1810 (within shouting distance of this marker); Major Andrew Graff Hamilton (within shouting distance of this marker); William S. Taylor (1853-1928) (within shouting distance of this marker); Granville Allen (approx. 1.4 miles away); Birthplace of Hines (approx. 3.8 miles away); Little Muddy Community (approx. 7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Morgantown.
Also see . . . Wikipedia article on Maurice Thatcher. (Submitted on September 18, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
Categories. • Arts, Letters, Music • Notable Persons • Parks & Recreational Areas • Politics •
Credits. This page was last revised on September 18, 2018. This page originally submitted on September 18, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 31 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 18, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.