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

Alexander W. Doniphan

 
 
Alexander W. Doniphan Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, May 10, 2015
1. Alexander W. Doniphan Marker
Inscription. Born, 1808, about five miles west. Moved to Mo., 1830. As Brig. Gen., Mo. Militia, quelled Mormon riots with no bloodshed, 1838; refused execute Prophet Smith and others court-martialed. In 1846, Mexican War, formed lst Reg. Mo. Mounted Volunteers and led them through a brilliant 3,600-mile campaign, defeating larger Mexican armies with his poorly equipped force.
 
Erected 1965 by he Kentucky Historical Society, Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 877.)
 
Location. 38° 37.313′ N, 83° 48.517′ W. Marker is in Maysville, Kentucky, in Mason County. Marker is at the intersection of Clarks Run Road and Business U.S. 68, on the right when traveling west on Clarks Run Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 704 Clarks Run Road, Maysville KY 41056, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Hemp in Kentucky / Hemp in Mason County (approx. mile away); Mefford's Fort (approx. 0.3 miles away); Paxton Inn (approx. 0.4 miles away); Gen. Albert Sidney Johnston (approx. 0.4 miles away); Washington Hall (approx. 0.4 miles away);
Alexander W. Doniphan (ca.1844-60) image. Click for full size.
Public Domain by Mathew Brady
2. Alexander W. Doniphan (ca.1844-60)
Johnston Birthplace (approx. 0.4 miles away); "Washington Courthouse Site" (approx. 0.4 miles away); Washington Baptist Church Cemetery / Washington Baptist Cemetery (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Maysville.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker.
 
Also see . . .
1. Wikipedia article. (Submitted on May 22, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
2. Alexander W. Doniphan. (Submitted on May 23, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Churches & ReligionWar, Mexican-American
 
View west on Clarks Run Road. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, May 10, 2015
3. View west on Clarks Run Road.
Intersection of U.S. 68 & Clarks Run Road image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, May 10, 2015
4. Intersection of U.S. 68 & Clarks Run Road
 
 
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 234 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on May 22, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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