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

County Formed, Named

 
 
County Formed, Named Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 1, 2015
1. County Formed, Named Marker
Inscription. By Kentucky Statute, Dec. 1798, effective, May 1799, the county of Henderson was formed out of part of Christian. Named to honor Col. Richard Henderson, founder of the Transylvania Land Company, which was granted land on Green and Ohio Rivers by Va. Gen. Assembly, 1778, to compensate for voiding purchase of land from Cherokees in Eastern Kentucky. Park named for Company.
 
Erected 1968 by the Kentucky Historical Society Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 1206.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 37° 50.279′ N, 87° 35.51′ W. Marker is in Henderson, Kentucky, in Henderson County. Marker is at the intersection of South Elm Street and Center Street, on the right when traveling south on South Elm Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 26 South Elm Street, Henderson KY 42420, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. They Served with Honor for Freedom (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Operation Desert Storm Memorial (about 400 feet away); Henderson County Vietnam Veterans (about 400 feet
Marker with Henderson County Courthouse in background. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 1, 2015
2. Marker with Henderson County Courthouse in background.
away); Workers Memorial (about 400 feet away); A Civil War Action (about 400 feet away); Henderson County Revolutionary War Memorial (about 500 feet away); a different marker also named Henderson County Revolutionary War Memorial (about 500 feet away); Audubon Saw and Grist Mill (approx. mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Henderson.
 
Also see . . .  Wikipedia article on Henderson County. (Submitted on September 24, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. Native AmericansPolitical SubdivisionsSettlements & SettlersWaterways & Vessels
 
Area view looking south on Elm Street. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 1, 2015
3. Area view looking south on Elm Street.
 
 
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 157 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 24, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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