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Richmond in Madison County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Christopher (Kit) Carson

 
 
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By Don Morfe, July 21, 2013
1. Christopher (Kit) Carson Marker
Inscription. Famous hunter, soldier and scout born near here. Carson (1809-1868) grew up in Mo.; began scouting career in Taos, N.M., at age 17. Won renown in piloting Fremont's Western expeditions; served in Mexican War. Appointed Indian agent, 1853, he was peacemaker and counselor. In Civil War, breveted brig. gen., U.S.A. Buried in Taos. Carson City, Nev., named for him.
 
Erected 1978 by Kentucky Historical Society-Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 79.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 37° 45.32′ N, 84° 18.853′ W. Marker is in Richmond, Kentucky, in Madison County. Marker is on Tates Creek Avenue north of Westover Avenue, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. This marker in near the entrance road to Kit Carson Elementary School. Marker is in this post office area: Richmond KY 40475, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Kit Carson-Legend of the Old West (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Gov. James B. McCleary (approx. 0.9 miles away); Frances E. Beauchamp / Prohibition Advocate
Christopher (Kit) Carson Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, July 21, 2013
2. Christopher (Kit) Carson Marker
(approx. one mile away); James B. McCreary Hall of Justice (approx. one mile away); County Named, 1786 / County Formed (approx. 1.2 miles away); Samuel Freeman Miller (approx. 1.2 miles away); Madison County Courthouse 1862 (approx. 1.2 miles away); Pioneer Monument (approx. 1.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Richmond.
 
Categories. Patriots & PatriotismWar, US Civil
 
Christopher (Kit) Carson Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, July 21, 2013
3. Christopher (Kit) Carson Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 17, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 350 times since then and 44 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 17, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Al Wolf was the editor who published this page.
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