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Near Dixon in Webster County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Frontier Justice

 
 
Frontier Justice Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 13, 2018
1. Frontier Justice Marker
Inscription. Big Harp's head displayed here as warning to outlaws, about 1800. Mother and child murdered in cabin west of Dixon by Big (Micajah) and Little (Wiley) Harp, who were then pursued to Muhlenberg County where Big Harp was shot. His head was brought here, at that time a crossroad. Harps and wives roamed Kentucky in 1798-99 on crime spree. Little Harp was executed in Miss. later.
 
Erected 1967 by Kentucky Historical Society, Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 1004.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 37° 34.858′ N, 87° 41.131′ W. Marker is near Dixon, Kentucky, in Webster County. Marker is on Alternate U.S. 41 one mile south of State Route 56, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4679 US-41A, Dixon KY 42409, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Webster County Courthouse (approx. 4.4 miles away); County Named, 1860 (approx. 4.4 miles away); Kentucky Authors (approx. 4.6 miles away); Richards Home Site (approx. 7.8
The view north on US-41A. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 13, 2018
2. The view north on US-41A.
miles away); Encounter at Burnt Mill (approx. 8 miles away); Sebree Colored School (approx. 8.8 miles away); Nally Spa (approx. 11.9 miles away); Baseball Great (approx. 13.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dixon.
 
Also see . . .
1. Wikipedia article on the Harpe brothers. (Submitted on September 20, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
2. The Story of the Harp Brothers. (Submitted on September 20, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. Notable Events
 
Looking south on US-41A towards Dixon. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 13, 2018
3. Looking south on US-41A towards Dixon.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 20, 2018. This page originally submitted on September 20, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 42 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 20, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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