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Carrollton in Carroll County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Home of Gen. Butler

 
 
Home of Gen. Butler Marker image. Click for full size.
By Ginger Drenning, August 24, 2009
1. Home of Gen. Butler Marker
Inscription. Gen. William O. Butler, born Kentucky 1791, died here, 1880. War of 1812: River Raisin, Pensacola, and New Orleans. Gen. Andrew Jackson's staff 1816-17. Cited for heroism in Mexican War 1846-48. Practiced law here. Congressman 1839-43. Defeated as candidate for Governor 1844, Vice President 1848 and US Senate 1851. A Kentucky Commissioner to Peace Conference in Feb. 1861.
 
Erected 1964 by Kentucky Historical Society, Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 634.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 38° 40.873′ N, 85° 10.802′ W. Marker is in Carrollton, Kentucky, in Carroll County. Marker is on Fifth Street north of U.S. 42, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. On the South/East Corner of the Carroll County Courthouse Square in Carrollton, Kentucky. Marker is in this post office area: Carrollton KY 41008, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. World War I & World War I I Memorial - - Carroll County, Kentucky (a few steps from this marker); Korea & Vietnam - - War Memorial of Carroll County Kentucky (within shouting distance of this
Obverse Side - - Home of Gen. Butler Marker image. Click for full size.
By Ginger Drenning, August 24, 2009
2. Obverse Side - - Home of Gen. Butler Marker
marker); Scott's Blockhouse (approx. 0.4 miles away); Col. Percival Pierce Butler (approx. 1.1 miles away); General William Orlando Butler (approx. 1.1 miles away); Carrollton (approx. 1.1 miles away); The Masterson House (approx. 1.6 miles away); The Price of Freedom (approx. 2.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Carrollton.
 
Also see . . .  Official Web Site - U. S. Congress::. A Good short biography of General William O. Butler. (Submitted on September 3, 2009, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.) 
 
Categories. GovernmentHeroesNotable PersonsNotable PlacesPatriots & PatriotismPoliticsWar of 1812War, Mexican-American
 
Long View - - Home of Gen. Butler Marker image. Click for full size.
By Ginger Drenning, August 24, 2009
3. Long View - - Home of Gen. Butler Marker
Long View Obverse Side - - Home of Gen. Butler Marker image. Click for full size.
By Ginger Drenning, August 24, 2009
4. Long View Obverse Side - - Home of Gen. Butler Marker
Other View - - Home of Gen. Butler Marker image. Click for full size.
By Ginger Drenning, August 24, 2009
5. Other View - - Home of Gen. Butler Marker
Courthouse Sign image. Click for full size.
By Ginger Drenning, August 24, 2009
6. Courthouse Sign
Carroll County Courthouse - - Carrollton, Kentucky image. Click for full size.
By Ginger Drenning, August 24, 2009
7. Carroll County Courthouse - - Carrollton, Kentucky
Another View of Courthouse image. Click for full size.
By Ginger Drenning, August 24, 2009
8. Another View of Courthouse
War Memorial on Courthouse Lawn image. Click for full size.
By Ginger Drenning, August 24, 2009
9. War Memorial on Courthouse Lawn
Another War Memorial on Courthouse Lawn image. Click for full size.
By Ginger Drenning, August 24, 2009
10. Another War Memorial on Courthouse Lawn
Field Piece on Courthouse Lawn image. Click for full size.
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11. Field Piece on Courthouse Lawn
Other Side - - Field Piece image. Click for full size.
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12. Other Side - - Field Piece
Field Piece and Another War Memorial image. Click for full size.
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13. Field Piece and Another War Memorial
War Memorial on Courthouse Lawn image. Click for full size.
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14. War Memorial on Courthouse Lawn
Historic Old County Jail image. Click for full size.
By Ginger Drenning, August 24, 2009
15. Historic Old County Jail
It is a (short) Two Story Jail - - With a "Basement" of Cells which were used for "Solitary Confinement" ! ! !
Historic Old County Jail - Sign image. Click for full size.
By Ginger Drenning, August 24, 2009
16. Historic Old County Jail - Sign
Historic Jail and Sign image. Click for full size.
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17. Historic Jail and Sign
Entry to Jail .... ! image. Click for full size.
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18. Entry to Jail .... !
No Electricity.... image. Click for full size.
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19. No Electricity....
Interior . . . image. Click for full size.
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20. Interior . . .
Some Information... image. Click for full size.
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21. Some Information...
Inside . . . . Looking at Front Entry - Security Door.. image. Click for full size.
By Ginger Drenning, August 24, 2009
22. Inside . . . . Looking at Front Entry - Security Door..
Bunks for Two - - image. Click for full size.
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23. Bunks for Two - -
John - & - Sink... image. Click for full size.
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24. John - & - Sink...
A Little More Information.... image. Click for full size.
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25. A Little More Information....
Interior: Cells on Left - - Air Slits on Right (for Fresh Air).. image. Click for full size.
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26. Interior: Cells on Left - - Air Slits on Right (for Fresh Air)..
Exterior: Front Door & Air Slits (lower level) - - image. Click for full size.
By Ginger Drenning, August 24, 2009
27. Exterior: Front Door & Air Slits (lower level) - -
Upper Level Vents... image. Click for full size.
By Ginger Drenning, August 24, 2009
28. Upper Level Vents...
Stair Well to Upper CELL BLOCK.... image. Click for full size.
By Ginger Drenning, August 24, 2009
29. Stair Well to Upper CELL BLOCK....
All the same..! No lights and no air-conditioning... Only a pot belly stove for heat !
Carroll County "Historic Jail"  -and- Current "Courthouse" - - Carrollton, Kentucky image. Click for full size.
By Ginger Drenning, August 24, 2009
30. Carroll County "Historic Jail" -and- Current "Courthouse" - - Carrollton, Kentucky
Some more Information image. Click for full size.
By Ginger Drenning, August 24, 2009
31. Some more Information
 
 
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 986 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30. submitted on September 3, 2009, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.   31. submitted on September 4, 2009, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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