Frankfort in Franklin County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
Crittenden House / An Eminent Statesman
This building, before west portion was added, was home of John J. Crittenden, 1819 until death 1863. Built in 1800 by Doctor Joseph Scott on land once owned by Aaron Burr. In May, 1837, Daniel Webster and family visited here. In February 1848, President-elect Zachary Taylor, guest here on way to inauguration. Carriage step is from the first Kentucky state capitol. Over.
An Eminent Statesman
John J. Crittenden, 1787-1863, lived here, 1819-1863. Legislator, 15th Kentucky Governor. Attorney General under three Presidents. Five times United States Senator. Noted for Crittenden Compromise, 1860, futile effort to avert Civil War and preserve the Union. His last words: "Let all the ends thou aimest at be thy country's, thy God's and truth's." See over.
Erected 1968 by Kentucky Historical Society, Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 1154.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
Location. 38° 11.95′ N, 84° 52.77′ W. Marker is in Frankfort, Kentucky, in Franklin County. Marker is at the intersection of West Main Street and Washington Street, on the left when traveling west on West Main Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 401 West Main Street, Frankfort KY 40601, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Macklin House (within shouting distance of this marker); Morehead House (within shouting distance of this marker); First Methodist Church (within shouting distance of this marker); First Presbyterian Church (within shouting distance of this marker); The Church of the Ascension (within shouting distance of this marker); Emily Thomas Tubman House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Justice Todd House (about 400 feet away); Corner In Celebrities (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Frankfort.
Also see . . . John Crittenden - Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. (Submitted on June 15, 2015, 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 June 15, 2015, by Dave Knoch of Scott County, Kentucky. This page has been viewed 237 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on June 15, 2015, by Dave Knoch of Scott County, Kentucky. 4. submitted on September 6, 2015, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.