Winchester in Clark County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
Gov. James Clark Judicial Center
The building is named in honor of Gov. James Clark in recognition of his distinguished service as a jurist. As a circuit judge, Clark declared Kentucky’s replevin law unconstitutional on May 15, 1822, ensuring fiscal responsibility in Kentucky and requiring that legal debts be paid.
In addition to service as circuit judge, Clark, who opened a law office in Winchester in 1798, served two terms in the Kentucky House, two years as a judge of the Kentucky Court of Appeals, five terms in Congress, and in 1832 was elected to the Kentucky Senate, and chosen its speaker in 1835.
Elected Kentucky’s 12th governor in 1836, Clark died Aug 27, 1839 in office in Frankfort. He is buried near his beloved Holly Rood, the home he constructed in 1814.
Location. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Winchester KY 40391, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. County Named 1793 (here, next to this marker); "Morgan's Men" Here (here, next to this marker); Clark County Courthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); World War I Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); The Pastime Theater Disaster (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Hanson Home Site (approx. 0.3 miles away); East Broadway Cemetery (approx. half a mile away); Homer C. Ledford (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Winchester.
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 16, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 299 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on August 16, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Al Wolf was the editor who published this page.
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