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Near Monterey in Owen County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Gen. Washington's Guard

 
 
Gen. Washington's Guard Marker image. Click for full size.
By Ginger Drenning, August 25, 2009
1. Gen. Washington's Guard Marker
Inscription. 3rd Corp. Henry Sparks (1753-1836) was Revolutionary War soldier from Virginia; served with Commander-in-Chief's Guard, "the flower and pick of American army." While with this bodyguard Sparks fought at the battles of Brandywine and Germantown. Discharged at Valley Forge in 1778. Came to Kentucky, 1795; settled in present Owen Co., 1800. Buried at Sparks Bottom.
 
Erected 2000 by Kentucky Historical Society, Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 1608.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 38° 25.271′ N, 84° 51.947′ W. Marker is near Monterey, Kentucky, in Owen County. Marker is on Old Frankfort Pike south of County Route 3523, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Owenton KY 40359, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 15 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Captain Samuel Sanders (a few steps from this marker); Switzer Covered Bridge (approx. 13 miles away); Stonetown (approx. 14 miles away); Buffalo Springs (approx. 14.2 miles away); Stamping Ground (approx. 14.2 miles away).
 
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Wide View - - Gen. Washington's Guard Marker image. Click for full size.
By Ginger Drenning, August 25, 2009
2. Wide View - - Gen. Washington's Guard Marker
Looking East - - Gen. Washington's Guard Marker image. Click for full size.
By Ginger Drenning, August 25, 2009
3. Looking East - - Gen. Washington's Guard Marker
Looking South - - Gen. Washington's Guard Marker image. Click for full size.
By Ginger Drenning, August 25, 2009
4. Looking South - - Gen. Washington's Guard Marker
The marker is the one to the left in the photo.
Another View - - Gen. Washington's Guard Marker image. Click for full size.
By Ginger Drenning, August 25, 2009
5. Another View - - Gen. Washington's Guard Marker
Looking North/East - - Gen. Washington's Guard Marker image. Click for full size.
By Ginger Drenning, August 25, 2009
6. Looking North/East - - Gen. Washington's Guard Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 3, 2009, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. This page has been viewed 860 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on September 3, 2009, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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