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Stanford in Lincoln County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Ottenheim

 
 
Ottenheim Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, July 21, 2013
1. Ottenheim Marker
Inscription. A German-Swiss settlement, 4 miles southeast, started by immigrants, early 1880s. Guided here by Joseph Ottenheimer "to this land of great opportunity" they found it to be a wilderness. Undaunted they built crude log cabins, then cleared the virgin land and developed it into a highly productive agricultural area. By 1886 a Lutheran and a Catholic Church had been built.
 
Erected 1966 by Kentucky Historical Society-Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 955.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 37° 27.35′ N, 84° 38.1′ W. Marker is in Stanford, Kentucky, in Lincoln County. Marker is at the intersection of U.S. 27 and Kentucky Route 643, on the right when traveling north on U.S. 27. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Stanford KY 40484, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Sportsman's Hill / Whitley House - 1785 (approx. 4.8 miles away); Sportsman Hill (approx. 4.8 miles away); The Cedars (approx. 4.8 miles away); Beginning of Horse Racing in Kentucky
Ottenheim Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, July 21, 2013
2. Ottenheim Marker
(approx. 4.9 miles away); Celebration (approx. 4.9 miles away); A Little Bit to Eat at the Race (approx. 4.9 miles away); The Legacy of Sportsmanís Hill at Crab Orchard (approx. 4.9 miles away); Where Racing Turned Around (approx. 5 miles away).
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 18, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 234 times since then and 38 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 18, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Al Wolf was the editor who published this page.
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