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Taylorsville in Spencer County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

County Named, 1824

 
 
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By Mark Hilton, July 15, 2019
1. County Named, 1824 Marker
Inscription.  For Capt. Spear Spencer, Kentucky "Corn Stalk" Militia, 1792-1801. With St. Clair and Wayne Indian campaigns. Captain of Militia of Harrison Co., Ind., 1809. Formed Spencer's "Yellow Jackets", joined Gen. Wm. Henry Harrison's command in Tippecanoe campaign in upper Wabash Valley. Spencer killed in battle, Nov. 7, 1811. County from parts of Nelson, Shelby, Bullitt.
 
Erected 1965 by Kentucky Historical Society, Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 837.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 38° 1.802′ N, 85° 21.004′ W. Marker is in Taylorsville, Kentucky, in Spencer County. Marker is at the intersection of West Main Street (Kentucky Route 44) and Water Street, on the left when traveling west on West Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: West Main Street, Taylorsville KY 40071, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Spy Who Saved the Union (a few steps from this marker); Spencer House (approx.
View of marker on western end of town. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 15, 2019
2. View of marker on western end of town.
mile away); Courthouse Burned (approx. 0.3 miles away); Taylorsville (approx. 0.8 miles away); "Vaucluse" (approx. 2.1 miles away); Guerrilla Quantrill (approx. 4 miles away); James Morrison Heady (approx. 4.7 miles away); Ham Brown Log Cabin (approx. 7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Taylorsville.
 
Also see . . .  Kentucky Historical Society on Spencer County. (Submitted on July 17, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. Political SubdivisionsWars, US Indian
 
View from marker towards Courthouse area. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 15, 2019
3. View from marker towards Courthouse area.
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on July 17, 2019. This page originally submitted on July 17, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 80 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 17, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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