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Russellville in Logan County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Russellville

Site of the Sovereignty Convention

 
 
Russellville Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 14, 2018
1. Russellville Marker
Inscription. Here on Nov. 18-20, 1861, delegates from 68 counties of Kentucky in convention, by the ancient right of self determination and revolution, set up a newly constituted State of Kentucky. Henry C. Burnett, Trigg, was President of the Convention. Robert McKee, Louisville, Secretary, T.S. Bryan, Christian, and Theodore L. Burnett, Spencer, Associate Secretaries. George W. Johnson, Scott, was elected Governor, Robert McKee, Louisville, Secretary of State, John Burnam, Warren, Treasurer, and Josiah Pillsbury, Warren, Auditor. Governor Johnson killed at Battle of Shiloh, succeeded by Richard Hawes, Bourbon.
The Council of Ten Were:
Willis B. Machen, Lyon H.W. Bruce, Louisville
John W. Crockett, Henderson Ely M. Bruce, Nicholas
Joseph P. Bates, Barren James W. Moore, Montgomery
James S. Chrisman, Wayne George B. Hodge, Campbell
Philip B. Thompson, Mercer Succeeded by
James P. Burnside, Garrard Samuel S. Scott, Boone
Under this new regime the sovereignty of our people found a medium of expression for sympathy with the Southern cause in which there could be no stigma of treason. Section 16 of the new Constitution located the provisional government at Bowling Green.
 
Erected 1949 by Kentucky Division United Daughters of
Russellville Marker looking north in Carrico Park Square. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 14, 2018
2. Russellville Marker looking north in Carrico Park Square.
the Confederacy.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the United Daughters of the Confederacy marker series.
 
Location. 36° 50.729′ N, 86° 53.264′ W. Marker is in Russellville, Kentucky, in Logan County. Marker is at the intersection of North Main Street and East 4th Street, on the left when traveling north on North Main Street. Touch for map. Located in Carrico Park Square. Marker is at or near this postal address: North Main Street, Russellville KY 42276, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Lewis and Clark in Kentucky / Death of Meriwether Lewis (here, next to this marker); To Honor Generals (a few steps from this marker); Confederate State Convention (a few steps from this marker); John Littlejohn (within shouting distance of this marker); Civil Rights Activist Author / Alice Allison Dunnigan 1906-1983 (within shouting distance of this marker); 6 Pdr Field Cannon (within shouting distance of this marker); Bowie, A Kentuckian (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Governor's Corner (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Russellville.
 
Also see . . .  Wikipedia article on the Confederate government of Kentucky. (Submitted on October 2, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on October 2, 2018. This page originally submitted on October 2, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 33 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 2, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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