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Carlisle in Nicholas County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Dr. Charles W. Mathers 1856-1937 / Nicholas County Benefactor

 
 
Dr. Charles W. Mathers 1856-1937 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 14, 2019
1. Dr. Charles W. Mathers 1856-1937 Marker
Inscription.  
Dr. Charles W. Mathers
1856-1937
This Nicholas Co. native served as county judge; state representative, 1888 and 1890; and state senator, 1908. He was a medical doctor, extensive landowner, agriculturist, pres. of Farmers Bank of Carlisle, and a director of Exchange Bank of Millersburg. Dr. Mathers is buried in the Carlisle Cemetery.
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Nicholas County Benefactor
Charles Mathers, philanthropist, anonymously paid tuition of orphan girls at Midway Orphan School and sent food and fuel to poor widows at Christmas. His trusts include the Mathers perpetual educational fund for needy children; a Nicholas County hospital fund; a school fund for Pike, Letcher, and Breathitt County children; and the Midway Female Orphans School Trust Fund.
 
Erected 2000 by Kentucky Historical Society, Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 2053.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
 
Location.
Nicholas County Benefactor Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 14, 2019
2. Nicholas County Benefactor Marker
38° 18.747′ N, 84° 1.693′ W. Marker is in Carlisle, Kentucky, in Nicholas County. Marker is at the intersection of East Main Street (Kentucky Route 36) and North Locust Street, on the right when traveling west on East Main Street. Located at the Nicholas County Courthouse. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 125 East Main Street, Carlisle KY 40311, 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. County Name's Sake (here, next to this marker); Carlisle Passenger Depot (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Old Concord Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Forest Retreat (approx. 2.4 miles away); Col. Daniel Boone (approx. 2 miles away); Upper Blue Licks (approx. 5.9 miles away); Mae Street Kidd (approx. 6.6 miles away); Pioneer Pursuit (approx. 8.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Carlisle.
 
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View of this marker, on left of sidewalk, at courthouse. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 14, 2019
3. View of this marker, on left of sidewalk, at courthouse.
The historic America flag emblem, at the top of the clock tower, is one of two in the country that appears to ripple in the wind using its lights.
View of marker looking south at Main Street businesses. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 14, 2019
4. View of marker looking south at Main Street businesses.
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on November 20, 2019. This page originally submitted on July 27, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 56 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 27, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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