Princeton in Caldwell County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
County Named, 1809
For General John Caldwell. Born Virginia; came Kentucky 1781. Maj. Gen. in militia; Indian campaigns. With George Rogers Clark, 1786. Member Danville Conventions, 1787, 1788, which adopted petition “demanding admission into the Union.” State Senator, 1792-96. Elected Lt. Gov. with Gov. Greenup, 1804; served Sept. 4 to death, Nov. 19, 1804. Caldwell out of Livingston County.
Erected 1965 by Kentucky Historical Society and Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 834.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
Location. 37° 6.543′ N, 87° 52.9′ W. Marker is in Princeton, Kentucky, in Caldwell County. Marker is at the intersection of East Court Square and U.S. 62, on the left when traveling north on East Court Square. Touch for map. Marker is near the sidewalk at the northeast corner of the Caldwell County Courthouse, Courthouse Square, Princeton, Kentucky. Marker is at or near this postal address: 100 East Market Street, Princeton KY 42445, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 3 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Courthouse Burned (within shouting distance Black Patch War (within shouting distance of this marker); Dawson Springs (approx. 11.2 miles away).
Also see . . .
1. Caldwell County, Kentucky.
The county was formed in 1809 from Livingston County, Kentucky and named for John Caldwell, who participated in the George Rogers Clark Indian Campaign of 1786 and was the second lieutenant governor of Kentucky. (Submitted on November 26, 2014, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
2. Lt. Gov. John Caldwell of Kentucky.
On May 1, 1809, Caldwell County, Kentucky was formed from Livingston County, Kentucky. Caldwell County, Kentucky was named for Lt. Governor John Caldwell, a man who had dedicated his adult life to serving the citizens of Kentucky. In 1831, the Kentucky Legislature erected a monument to honor Lt. Governor John Caldwell in Frankfort, Kentucky. (Submitted on November 26, 2014, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
Categories. • Patriots & Patriotism • Politics • Settlements & Settlers • Wars, US Indian •
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