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Danville in Boyle County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

John Todd Stuart, 1807-1885

 
 
John Todd Stuart, 1807-1885 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Forest McDermott, May 6, 2011
1. John Todd Stuart, 1807-1885 Marker
Side One of a marker with different text on each side.
Inscription. Abraham Lincolnís friend and 1st law partner was born on Nov. 10, 1807, in Fayette Co. The son of a Presbyterian minister & Mary Todd Lincolnís aunt, Stuart graduated from Centre College in 1826. Two years later he became a lawyer in Springfield, IL. Met Lincoln when an officer in Black Hawk War and encouraged him to study law. Over.

(Reverse):
Lent Lincoln law books and they were law partners, 1837–1841. He was a Whig in IL legislature and US Cong. Backed John Bell over Lincoln in 1860 election and went to Cong. as Democrat in 1862. Was frequent White House visitor despite disagreeing with some of Lincolnís policies. Was pres. of Natl. Lincoln Monument Assoc.
 
Erected 2007 by Kentucky Historical Society, Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 2244.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 37° 38.773′ N, 84° 46.661′ W. Marker is in Danville, Kentucky, in Boyle County. Marker is on West Main Street (U.S. 150), on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker across the street from Presbyterian Church and related marker. Marker is in this post office area: Danville KY 40422, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At
John Todd Stuart, 1807-1885 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Forest McDermott, May 6, 2011
2. John Todd Stuart, 1807-1885 Marker
Second side of the marker text.
least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Presbyterian Church (a few steps from this marker); Dr. Ephraim McDowell, 1771-1830/McDowell-Crawford Surgery (within shouting distance of this marker); Ephraim McDowell House (approx. 0.4 miles away); Dr. Ephraim McDowell House (approx. 0.4 miles away); Walker Daniel (approx. 0.4 miles away); African American Business District - Doric Lodge No. 18 (F. & A.M.-P.H.A.) (approx. 0.4 miles away); First USCT Recruits at Camp Nelson (approx. 0.4 miles away); John Gill Weisiger Memorial Park (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Danville.
 
Categories. Politics
 
John Todd Stuart, 1807-1885 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Forest McDermott, May 6, 2011
3. John Todd Stuart, 1807-1885 Marker
Photo taken across the street from the marker.
John Todd Stuart, 1807-1885 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Forest McDermott, May 6, 2011
4. John Todd Stuart, 1807-1885 Marker
Presbyterian Church and related church marker can be seen in the background.
John Todd Stuart, 1807-1885 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Forest McDermott, May 6, 2011
5. John Todd Stuart, 1807-1885 Marker
Photo taken looking east on West Main Street.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 21, 2011, by Forest McDermott of Masontown, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 614 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on November 21, 2011, by Forest McDermott of Masontown, Pennsylvania. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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