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Frankfort in Franklin County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Veterans of American Revolution Elected Governor of Kentucky

Veterans of American Revolution Elected U.S. Senator from Kentucky

 
 
Veterans of American Revolution Elected Governor of Kentucky (<i>marker side 1</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, September 8, 2013
1. Veterans of American Revolution Elected Governor of Kentucky (marker side 1)
Inscription.
(marker side 1)
Veterans of American Revolution Elected
Governor of Kentucky
Isaac Shelby, 1792-96, 1812-16; Col., Va. Militia
James Garrard, 1796-1800, 1800-04; Col., Va. Militia
Christopher Greenup, 1804-08; Col., Va. Militia
Charles Scott, 1808-12; Brevet Maj. Gen., Cont. Army
George Madison, 1816-died same year; Capt., Caroline Militia, Va.
John Adair, 1820-24; Brig. Gen., S.C. Line

(marker side 2)
Veterans of American Revolution Elected
U.S. Senator from Kentucky
John Brown, 1792-1805; Private, Va. Militia
John Edwards, 1792-95; Drummer, Pa. Line
Humphrey Marshall, 1795-1804; Capt.,Va. Militia
John Breckinridge, 1801-05; Subaltern, Va. Militia
George Walker, 1814; Pvt., Morgan's Rifle Corps
John Adair, 1805-06; Brig. Gen., S.C. Line

Presented by Ky. Soc. Sons of the Revolution
1970 * Kentucky Historical Society * Kentucky Department of Highways * 1372

 
Erected 1970 by Kentucky Society of the Sons of the Revolution, Kentucky Historical Society, and Kentucky Department of Highways
Veterans of American Revolution Elected U.S. Senator from Kentucky (<i>marker side 2</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, September 8, 2013
2. Veterans of American Revolution Elected U.S. Senator from Kentucky (marker side 2)
. (Marker Number 1372.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 38° 12.033′ N, 84° 52.592′ W. Marker is in Frankfort, Kentucky, in Franklin County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Clinton Street (Kentucky Route 420) and St Clair Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is on the Old State Capitol Building grounds, on the north side of the property, near the northwest corner of the Old State Capitol. Marker is at or near this postal address: 300 West Broadway Street, Frankfort KY 40601, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Old State House (a few steps from this marker); Confederates Here (within shouting distance of this marker); Father of Kentucky Historical Society Highway Marker Program (within shouting distance of this marker); Governor William Goebel (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Gov. George Madison (1763-1816) (about 400 feet away); Lewis and Clark in Kentucky / Frankfort Newspapers (about 600 feet away); Emily Thomas Tubman House (about 700 feet away); The Church of the Ascension (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Frankfort.
 
Also see . . .
1. Revolutionary War service of the state’s early governors.
Veterans of American Revolution Marker (<i>tall view; northwest corner Old State Capitol behind</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, September 8, 2013
3. Veterans of American Revolution Marker (tall view; northwest corner Old State Capitol behind)
Although only one formal engagement occurred in what would become Kentucky (the Battle of Blue Licks, August 19, 1782), the Revolutionary War had a significant impact on the state. Formed as a county of Virginia during the war (1776), and with significant ties to several colonies (including Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Pennsylvania) it was ensured that Kentucky’s future would be intertwined with the conflict that created the new independent nation. Kentucky's early political leaders serve as a prime example of the influence that the Revolutionary War had on the state. Their service to the colonies helped ensure their success in Kentucky politics. (Submitted on September 26, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 

2. Sons of the American Revolution. The National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution (SAR or NSSAR) is an American congressionally chartered organization, founded in 1889 and headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky. The members of the society are male descendants of people who served in the American Revolutionary War or who contributed to establishing the independence of the United States. It is dedicated to perpetuating American ideals and traditions, and to protecting the Constitution of the United States; the official recognition of Constitution Day, Flag Day, and Bill of Rights Day were established through its efforts. (Submitted on September 26, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
Veterans of American Revolution Marker (<i>wide view; northwest corner Old State Capitol behind</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, September 8, 2013
4. Veterans of American Revolution Marker (wide view; northwest corner Old State Capitol behind)
 
 
Categories. GovernmentNotable PersonsPatriots & PatriotismWar, US Revolutionary
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 29, 2018. This page originally submitted on September 26, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 28 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 26, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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