Rochester in Butler County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
The town of Suffolk, originally called “Bluff,” established here by Logan Co. Court in 1803. Site recognized importance of Green River for future development of valley and State of Kentucky. The court appointed trustees: Reuben Browning, Hezekiah Hargrave, Jacob Haws, Andrew Lovelace and William Forsythe. Over.
When Butler County formed in 1810, Suffolk was the only town. Thomas Riddick laid out 104 half- acre lots for town plat from his father Jason’s Revolutionary War land grant. Although Suffolk failed, it became predecessor of the town of Rochester, an important shipping point on the Green River, founded in 1839.
Erected 2018 by Kentucky Historical Society, Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 2543.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
Location. 37° 12.752′ N, 86° 53.562′ W. Marker is in Rochester, Kentucky Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Ferry Street, Rochester KY 42273, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 3 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Capt. Henry Rhoads, Jr. (approx. 7.2 miles away); Airdrie Furnace Site / Iron Made in Kentucky (approx. 8˝ miles away); Granville Allen (approx. 10.3 miles away).
Categories. • Settlements & Settlers • Waterways & Vessels •
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 32 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 18, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.