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

Hanson

 
 
Hanson Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 1, 2015
1. Hanson Marker
Inscription. This town, named for Henry B. Hanson, the civil engineer who planned it, was founded in 1869 and incorporated in 1873. Hanson became bustling tobacco center. "Hanson Twist" tobacco was shipped throughout the U.S. Four costly fires in 1889, 1894, 1905, and 1906, changed the town's history.
Presented by Citizens for Historic Preservation

 
Erected 1994 by the Kentucky Historical Society Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 1948.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 37° 25.018′ N, 87° 28.863′ W. Marker is in Hanson, Kentucky, in Hopkins County. Marker is at the intersection of Hanson Road (U.S. 41) and Eastlawn Road (State Route 260), on the right when traveling north on Hanson Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 7250 Hanson Road, Hanson KY 42413, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Partisan Rangers (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Forrest Reconnoitered (approx. 5.4 miles away); Rosenwald High School / Professor C. L. Timberlake
Hanson Marker at U.S. 41 & KY-260 intersection. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 1, 2015
2. Hanson Marker at U.S. 41 & KY-260 intersection.
(approx. 6 miles away); Army of Six (approx. 6.1 miles away); County Named, 1806 (approx. 6.2 miles away); Courthouse Burned (approx. 6.3 miles away); Gov. Ruby Laffoon (approx. 6.3 miles away); The Hockersmith House (approx. 6.4 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
1. City of Hanson history. (Submitted on September 24, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
2. Wikipedia article on Hanson. (Submitted on September 24, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. AgricultureDisastersSettlements & Settlers
 
View from marker south on Hanson Road. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 1, 2015
3. View from marker south on Hanson Road.
City of Hanson Post Office & park. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 1, 2015
4. City of Hanson Post Office & park.
Hanson City Hall & part of 'downtown". image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 1, 2015
5. Hanson City Hall & part of 'downtown".
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 24, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 419 times since then and 131 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on September 24, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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