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Mount Vernon in Rockcastle County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Col. James Maret (1855- 1936)

 
 
Col. James Maret (1855- 1936) Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, June 13, 2015
1. Col. James Maret (1855- 1936) Marker
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Inscription. Born in Garrard Co., Maret came here in 1877. He established this county’s first telephone exchange and newspaper; was town clerk for 25 years. Maret served as executive secretary of Kentucky’s Good Roads Association, and in 1929 published a routing guide, listing over 1200 points in U.S. and Canada. He died in Old Masonic Home, Shelbyville; buried, Elmwood Cem., Mt. Vernon.
 
Erected 1979 by Kentucky Historical Society Kentucky Department of Transportation. (Marker Number 1644.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 37° 21.171′ N, 84° 20.314′ W. Marker is in Mount Vernon, Kentucky, in Rockcastle County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street and Church Street, on the right when traveling east on Main Street. Touch for map. marker is one of several in the front lawn of the Rockcastle County Courthouse. south east corner of East Main at Church Street, just one half block north of U.S. 25. Marker is at or near this postal address: 205 East Main Street, Mount Vernon KY 40456, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Boone Way (here, next to this marker); Rockcastle County, 1810
Col. James Maret (1855- 1936) Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, June 13, 2015
2. Col. James Maret (1855- 1936) Marker
full view of marker; backside is "Boones Way"
(here, next to this marker); Rockcastle Co. War Memorial (here, next to this marker); Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) (a few steps from this marker); Cox Building History (within shouting distance of this marker); Fish – Hiatt Building (within shouting distance of this marker); PFC David M. Smith / Medal of Honor Winner (approx. 7.3 miles away); Sambrook Hotel (approx. 7.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mount Vernon.
 
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Col. James Maret (1855- 1936) Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, June 13, 2015
3. Col. James Maret (1855- 1936) Marker
marker can be seen at a distance
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 19, 2015, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. This page has been viewed 191 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 19, 2015, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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