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Elkton in Todd County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

County Named, 1819

 
 
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By Tom Bosse, July 4, 2019
1. County Named, 1819 Marker
Inscription.  For Col. John Todd. Born Pa., 1750. In battle of Point Pleasant, 1774. Came to Kentucky, 1775; in Va. legislature, 1776. On expedition led by Gen. George Rogers Clark that captured Illinois country from British, 1778. Named Civil Commandant of Illinois County. Va. legislature, 1780. Procured land-grants for public schools. Killed at Blue Licks, Aug. 1782.
 
Erected 1965. (Marker Number 800.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 36° 48.56′ N, 87° 9.241′ W. Marker is in Elkton, Kentucky, in Todd County. Marker is at the intersection of Public Square and South Main Street, on the left when traveling north on Public Square. Marker is located on Courthouse Lawn. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Elkton KY 42220, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. House of the Loving Heart (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Home of U.S. Jurist (approx. 0.2 miles away); Green River Academy
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2. County Named, 1819 Marker
(approx. mile away); Bristow, The Soldier Birthplace/Bristow, The Lawyer (approx. 0.4 miles away); First RFD in Kentucky (approx. 7.9 miles away); Jefferson Davis' Salute to Kentucky (approx. 8.4 miles away); Jefferson Davis Birthplace (approx. 8.4 miles away); Zero Milestone Jefferson Davis Highway (approx. 8.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Elkton.
 
Also see . . .  John Todd (Virginia). (Submitted on July 16, 2019, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee.)
 
Categories. Patriots & PatriotismSettlements & SettlersWar, US Revolutionary
 
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3. County Named, 1819 Marker
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By Tom Bosse, July 4, 2019
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Credits. This page was last revised on July 19, 2019. This page originally submitted on July 16, 2019, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 42 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 16, 2019, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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