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Jackson in Breathitt County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Breathitt County

 
 
Breathitt County Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 16, 2014
1. Breathitt County Marker
Inscription. Formed from parts of Estill, Clay, Perry Counties, 1839. Named for Gov. John Breathitt, who died in office, 1834. Breathitt born in Va. 1786. Family came to Logan County, Ky. 1800. Representative Ky. Legis. 3 terms, Lt. Gov. 1828, Gov. 1832-34. County seat first named Breathitt; change in 1845 to Jackson, honoring hero of New Orleans, the 7th U.S. President.
 
Erected 1966 by Kentucky Historical Society-Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 961.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 37° 33.216′ N, 83° 23.034′ W. Marker is in Jackson, Kentucky, in Breathitt County. Marker is on Main Street. Touch for map. The marker is located on the grounds of Breathitt County Courthouse. Marker is in this post office area: Jackson KY 41339, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 16 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Broken Column (here, next to this marker); "Bloody Breathitt" (within shouting distance of this marker); Breathitt Volunteers (within shouting distance of this marker); World War I Memorial (within shouting
Breathitt County Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 16, 2014
2. Breathitt County Marker
distance of this marker); Korean War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Willie Sandlin (within shouting distance of this marker); Sam and Nola of Morris Fork (approx. 13.2 miles away); Gateway to Appalachia (approx. 15.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jackson.
 
Also see . . .  John Breathitt - History of Kentucky Governors. (Submitted on May 23, 2014, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 21, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 266 times since then and 38 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 21, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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