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Near Browder in Muhlenberg County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Capt. Henry Rhoads, Jr.

1739-1814

 
 
Capt. Henry Rhoads, Jr. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 14, 2018
1. Capt. Henry Rhoads, Jr. Marker
The house is not visible from the marker and is in long term disrepair.
Inscription. This house was built ca. 1792 by Henry Rhoads, Jr., a capt. in Rev. War under Gen. John Muhlenberg. Rhoads led settlers from Penn. to Green River area of Ky. in 1785. He laid out town of Rhoadsville, now called Calhoun. In 1798, as state legislator, he proposed name of Muhlenberg for new county.
Presented by Rhoads Descendants

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Before moving to Ky., Henry Rhoads served as captain in Pennsylvania militia during Revolutionary War. He was a delegate to Pennsylvania state constitutional convention of 1776. As member of Kentucky state legislature, he suggested that newly formed county be named for his beloved commander, Gen. John Muhlenberg. He became this county's first state legislator (1798-1800).
 
Erected 1995 by Kentucky Historical Society, Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 1946.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 37° 12.222′ N, 87° 1.365′ W. Marker is near Browder, Kentucky, in Muhlenberg County. Marker is on Rochester Road (Kentucky Route 70) 0.3 miles from Browder Cemetery Lane, on the right when traveling east.
Capt. Henry Rhoads, Jr. Marker (reverse) image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 14, 2018
2. Capt. Henry Rhoads, Jr. Marker (reverse)
Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Rochester Road, Browder KY 42326, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Airdrie Furnace Site / Iron Made in Kentucky (approx. 1.7 miles away); Suffolk (approx. 7.2 miles away); Old Greenville Cemetery (approx. 8.4 miles away); Battle of New Orleans (approx. 8.6 miles away); First Presbyterian Church (approx. 8.6 miles away); Revolutionary War Soldiers (approx. 8.6 miles away); Muhlenberg County (approx. 8.6 miles away); Forrest Reconnoitered (approx. 8.6 miles away).
 
Categories. Political SubdivisionsPoliticsSettlements & SettlersWar, US Revolutionary
 
Capt. Henry Rhoads, Jr. Marker looking east on Rochester Road. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 14, 2018
3. Capt. Henry Rhoads, Jr. Marker looking east on Rochester Road.
 
 
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 33 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 18, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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