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Maysville in Mason County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Joseph Desha (1768-1842) / Old Court-New Court Issue

 
 
Joseph Desha (1768-1842) Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, May 10, 2015
1. Joseph Desha (1768-1842) Marker
Inscription.

Joseph Desha (1768-1842)
As governor, Desha became major proponent of debtor relief. The Pa. native, under Wayne and Harrison, fought Indians and led troops at Battle of Thames, 1813. Elected from Mason Co. to Ky. legislature and Congress. During his 1824-28 term as governor, he favored the controversial reorganization of Ky. Court of Appeals. Desha was buried in Georgetown, Ky. Over.

Old Court-New Court Issue
After Panic of 1819 and depression, the Ky. Court of Appeals struck down numerous relief measures as unconstitutional. Prorelief Desha forces in state legislature abolished Old Court and created a New Court. Angered, Old Court refused to vacate. Both courts sat simultaneously. By 1826, New Court canceled and court reorganization repealed. Issue gradually faded.
 
Erected 1990 by the Kentucky Historical Society, Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 1878.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 38° 36.78′ N, 83° 48.544′ W. Marker is in Maysville, Kentucky, in Mason County. Marker is on Old Main Street 0.1 miles south of Jail Street, on
Old Court-New Court Issue Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, May 10, 2015
2. Old Court-New Court Issue Marker
the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2111 Old Main Street, Maysville KY 41056, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. "Cane Brake" Visitor's Center (a few steps from this marker); Simon Kenton Shrine (a few steps from this marker); Early Stage-Mail Route (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Washington Baptist Church Cemetery / Washington Baptist Cemetery (about 500 feet away); Washington Hall (approx. 0.2 miles away); Johnston Birthplace (approx. 0.2 miles away); "Washington Courthouse Site" (approx. 0.2 miles away); Gen. Albert Sidney Johnston (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Maysville.
 
Also see . . .  Wikipedia article on Joseph Desha. (Submitted on May 22, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. Native AmericansPoliticsWar of 1812Wars, US Indian
 
Located in Old Washington Historic District image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, May 10, 2015
3. Located in Old Washington Historic District
Now Blue Arts Center
Area photo looking north on Old Main Street. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, May 10, 2015
4. Area photo looking north on Old Main Street.
Area photo looking south on Old Main Street. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, May 10, 2015
5. Area photo looking south on Old Main Street.
Joseph Desha image. Click for full size.
Public domain by Katherine Helm
6. Joseph Desha
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 22, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 187 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on May 22, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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