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Madisonville in Hopkins County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

County Named, 1806

 
 
County Named, 1806 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 1, 2015
1. County Named, 1806 Marker
Inscription. For Samuel Hopkins, 1753-1819. On Washington's staff and in many campaigns, War of the Revolution. Came to Ky., 1797, as Transylvania Company agent. In 1799, organized and named judge of first court held in original Henderson County, which included this area. In Ky. House, 1800-06; Senate, 1809-13. Com. in Chief, Western Frontier, 1812; U.S. Congress, 1813-1815.
 
Erected 1965 by the Kentucky Historical Society Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 849.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 37° 19.681′ N, 87° 29.898′ W. Marker is in Madisonville, Kentucky, in Hopkins County. Marker is at the intersection of East Center Street (Kentucky Route 70) and South Main Street (Highway 41), on the right when traveling east on East Center Street. Touch for map. East Center Street is one-way running east. Marker is at or near this postal address: 30 South Main Street, Madisonville KY 42431, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Courthouse Burned (within shouting distance of this marker); Gov. Ruby Laffoon (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line);
Hopkins County Courthouse image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 1, 2015
2. Hopkins County Courthouse
The Hockersmith House (approx. mile away); Carlow's Stone Wall (approx. 0.3 miles away); Rosenwald High School / Professor C. L. Timberlake (approx. 0.4 miles away); Army of Six (approx. 0.6 miles away); Forrest Reconnoitered (approx. 0.9 miles away); Century of Coal Mining (approx. 3.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Madisonville.
 
Also see . . .  Wikipedia article on Hopkins County. (Submitted on September 23, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. GovernmentPoliticsWar, US Revolutionary
 
View of marker and courthouse. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 1, 2015
3. View of marker and courthouse.
Marker in far background looking east on Center Street. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 1, 2015
4. Marker in far background looking east on Center Street.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 23, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 150 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 23, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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