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Somerset in Pulaski County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Town Spring

 
 
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By Don Morfe, July 21, 2013
1. Town Spring Marker
Inscription. Near the site of this spring Somerset was established as the county seat in 1801 on forty acres given by William Dodson. The path to it became the town's most traveled street in order to drink from the Old Town Spring. Thus a saying became popular, "Whoever drinks from the Old Town Spring will have wisdom and will always return to Somerset."
 
Erected 1977 by Kentucky Historical Society-Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 1607 - B.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 37° 5.383′ N, 84° 36.333′ W. Marker is in Somerset, Kentucky, in Pulaski County. Marker is on South Vine Street north of Elm Street, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Somerset KY 42501, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Pulaski County 1799 (here, next to this marker); Morgan's First Raid (approx. mile away); Home of Governor Morrow (approx. 0.4 miles away); Russell S. Dyche Memorial Highway (approx. 0.8 miles away); Dutton's Hill Battle
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By Don Morfe, July 21, 2013
2. Town Spring Marker
Historical Town Spring-Towns first drinking water-water rights are recorded in many of the property deeds.-saying as old as the city-whoever drinks from the old town springs will have wisdom & always return to Somerset-after 175 years along came a man with wisdom who gave one year of his life at hard labor with pick and shovel in hand to dig out and preserve town springs Somersets birth rights for the future generations to see and enjoy-It was all my pleasure-Clinton Kennedy Cundiff
(approx. 1.8 miles away); Harriette Simpson Arnow (approx. 6.8 miles away); First Boy Scout Troop (approx. 6.9 miles away); Confederate Defense Line (approx. 7.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Somerset.
 
Categories. Patriots & Patriotism
 
Town Spring Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, July 21, 2013
3. Town Spring Marker
 
 
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 259 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. 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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