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Near Richwood in Boone County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Major John P. Gaines

 
 
Major John P. Gaines Marker image. Click for full size.
By Steve Stoessel, April 30, 2019
1. Major John P. Gaines Marker
Inscription.  Home site of John Pollard Gaines. 1795-1857. Fought in War of 1812. In state legislature, 1825-36. Major in the 1st Kentucky Cavalry and an aide-de-camp to Gen. Winfield Scott, in Mexican war. Elected to Congress, 1847-49, while prisoner of war. Governor of the Territory of Oregon, 1850-53, appointed by President Zachary Taylor, who was a comrade in arms in Mexico.
 
Erected 1988 by Kentucky Historical Society, Kentucky Department of Transportation. (Marker Number 4194.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 38° 53.896′ N, 84° 39.596′ W. Marker is near Richwood, Kentucky, in Boone County. Marker is on Richwood Road (Kentucky Route 338), on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Walton KY 41094, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Richwood Presbyterian Church (approx. 0.4 miles away); Skirmish at Snow’s Pond (approx. 2.4 miles away); Boone County, 1798
Major John P. Gaines Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, June 12, 2019
2. Major John P. Gaines Marker
(approx. 3.1 miles away); Walton CCC Camp Bean Ridge (approx. 3.3 miles away); John Hunt Morgan Escape Route (approx. 4.7 miles away); Mary Draper Ingles (approx. 4.8 miles away); Lewis and Clark in Kentucky (approx. 4.8 miles away); Big Bone Lick (approx. 4.8 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
1. Wikipedia. (Submitted on April 30, 2019, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York.)
2. John Pollard Gaines - Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. (Submitted on May 3, 2019, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
 
Categories. PoliticsWar of 1812War, Mexican-American
 
Major John P. Gaines Homesite image. Click for full size.
By Steve Stoessel, April 30, 2019
3. Major John P. Gaines Homesite
Gatepost to “Maplewood” image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, June 12, 2019
4. Gatepost to “Maplewood”
Maplewood was the name of the home of Major John Gaines, and now of Maplewood Farms. His house no longer stands.
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on July 1, 2019. This page originally submitted on April 30, 2019, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York. This page has been viewed 56 times since then. Photos:   1. submitted on April 30, 2019, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York.   2. submitted on July 1, 2019, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.   3. submitted on April 30, 2019, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York.   4. submitted on July 1, 2019, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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