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Whitley City in McCreary County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

McCreary County, 1912

 
 
McCreary County, 1912 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, July 25, 2012
1. McCreary County, 1912 Marker
Inscription. Taken from parts of Pulaski, Wayne, and Whitley counties, it was last formed of Kentucky's 120 counties.

Named for James B. McCreary, 1838-1918. Lawyer, Col., 11th Ky. Cavalry, CSA. State legislature, 1869-75. Twice governor of Kentucky, 1875-79 and 1911-15. Delegate to International Monetary Convention, Brussels, 1892. US Congressman, 1885-97, 1903-09.
 
Erected 1969 by Kentucky Historical Society/Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 1243.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 36° 43.568′ N, 84° 28.201′ W. Marker is in Whitley City, Kentucky, in McCreary County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street (Kentucky Route 1651) and Court Street/Geary Avenue, on the right when traveling south on Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is located on the grounds of the McCreary County courthouse, in the northeast corner. Marker is in this post office area: Whitley City KY 42653, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. First Kentucky Oil Well / Martin Beaty (Beatty) (within shouting distance of this marker); Princess Cornblossom
McCreary County, 1912 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, July 25, 2012
2. McCreary County, 1912 Marker
(approx. 1.9 miles away); Edward "Eddie" Ward (approx. 4.7 miles away); Tennessee / Kentucky (approx. 9.2 miles away in Tennessee); Cumberland Falls MoonBow (approx. 10.4 miles away); Civilian Conservation Corps (approx. 10.7 miles away); CCC at Cumberland Falls (approx. 10.7 miles away); Kiwanis Trail (approx. 10.7 miles away).
 
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McCreary County, 1912 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, July 25, 2012
3. McCreary County, 1912 Marker
Taken from the courthouse steps, looking northeast toward Main St/Court St intersection
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 15, 2014, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. This page has been viewed 259 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 15, 2014, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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