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Mount Sterling in Montgomery County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Montgomery County. 1797

 
 
Montgomery County. 1797 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 15, 2014
1. Montgomery County. 1797 Marker
Inscription. Named for Gen. Richard Montgomery, Revolutionary War officer. Born in Ireland, 1738. An advocate of colonial freedom, he commanded continental forces in the north, capturing first British colors in war, Fort Johns, 1775. Killed in Quebec attack, Dec. 31, 1775. Original county taken from Clark; included area of 2 present counties and parts of 8 others.
 
Erected 1968 by Kentucky Historical Society-Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 1216.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 38° 3.402′ N, 83° 56.568′ W. Marker is in Mount Sterling, Kentucky, in Montgomery County. Marker is on Broadway Street. Touch for map. The marker is located on the grounds of the Montgomery County Courthouse. Marker is in this post office area: Mount Sterling KY 40353, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Courthouse Burned (here, next to this marker); Battle of Mt. Sterling (within shouting distance of this marker); Civil War Robbery / Bank Sues (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Little Mountain Indian Mound
Montgomery County. 1797 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 15, 2014
2. Montgomery County. 1797 Marker
(approx. mile away); Estill's Defeat (approx. 0.6 miles away); Battle-June 8, 1864 (approx. 0.7 miles away); Battle-June 9, 1864 (approx. mile away); The Gaitskill Mound (approx. 1.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mount Sterling.
 
Categories. Political SubdivisionsWar, US Revolutionary
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 19, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 291 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 19, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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