Calhoun in McLean County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
Charles Hansford / Charles Hansford (1759-1850)
A privateer in Virginia's Navy during the American Revolution, Hansford sailed off eastern coast of U.S., West Indies, and Spain. He was captured three times by the British. Only he and one other of 36 prisoners survived a three-month confinement on the prison ship Jersey, nicknamed "Hell Afloat."
This Revolutionary War soldier enlisted in Virginia in 1775 and served six months; enlisted in 1777 and discharged in nine months. Charles Hansford then ran away and went to sea as a privateer. Buried NW of here on Mayo Hill, Scotts Bridge Road.
Erected 1995 by Kentucky Historical Society, Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 1950.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
Location. 37° 32.984′ N, 87° 15.609′ W. Marker is in Calhoun, Kentucky, in McLean County. Marker is on Kentucky Route 81 0.1 miles south of Kentucky Route Touch for map. Located at Calhoun Cemetery. Marker is in this post office area: Calhoun KY 42327, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. McLean County War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Camp Calhoun (approx. 0.8 miles away); Camp Calhoun Cemetery (approx. 0.8 miles away); County Named / Calhoun (approx. 0.9 miles away); Forrest Reconnoitered (approx. 0.9 miles away); Union Camp Site / McLean County Recruits, Co. D 35 Regt. KY. Vol. Mounted Inf. (approx. 6 miles away); Livermore Bridge (approx. 8.3 miles away); William Worthington (1761-1848) (approx. 9.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Calhoun.
Also see . . . Explore Kentucky History on Charles Hansford. (Submitted on September 19, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
Categories. • War, US Revolutionary • Waterways & Vessels •
Credits. This page was last revised on September 19, 2018. This page originally submitted on September 19, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 43 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 19, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.