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Paris in Bourbon County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Bourbon County, 1786

 
 
Bourbon County, 1786 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Forest McDermott, May 7, 2011
1. Bourbon County, 1786 Marker
Inscription. Named for the royal French family who aided the colonies in the War of Independence. Bourbon was one of nine Virginia counties formed before Kentucky became a state in 1792. From its original area all of twenty-four counties and parts of ten other new ones were made. At this site the first courthouse in 1787 marked the county seat. Known as Hopewell, renamed Paris.
 
Erected 1969 by Kentucky Historical Society, Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 1246.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 38° 12.764′ N, 84° 14.989′ W. Marker is in Paris, Kentucky, in Bourbon County. Marker is on Main Street (U.S. 460), on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. In front of the Bourbon County Courthouse on the Ardery Place side of the courthouse. Marker is in this post office area: Paris KY 40361, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. John Edwards 1748-1837 / Westwood (a few steps from this marker); William Holmes McGuffey (within shouting distance of this marker); Duncan Tavern (within shouting distance of
Bourbon County, 1786 Marker on the right of photo image. Click for full size.
By Forest McDermott, May 7, 2011
2. Bourbon County, 1786 Marker on the right of photo
On the left of marker is the marker for John Edwards/Westwood.
this marker); CSA at Paris, 1862 (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Eades Tavern (about 400 feet away); Cane Ridge Meeting House (approx. 4.5 miles away); Bourbon Whiskey / Jacob Spears (approx. 5 miles away); Johnston's Inn (approx. 5.5 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Paris.
 
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Bourbon County Courthouse image. Click for full size.
By Forest McDermott, May 7, 2011
3. Bourbon County Courthouse
Bourbon County marker is on the left behind the tree in front of the courthouse.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 20, 2011, by Forest McDermott of Masontown, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 544 times since then and 36 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 20, 2011, by Forest McDermott of Masontown, Pennsylvania. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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