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Historical Markers in Benton, Kentucky

 
Clickable Map of Marshall County, Kentucky and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Marshall County, KY (14) Calloway County, KY (22) Graves County, KY (17) Livingston County, KY (21) Lyon County, KY (21) McCracken County, KY (149) Trigg County, KY (28)  MarshallCounty(14) Marshall County (14)  CallowayCounty(22) Calloway County (22)  GravesCounty(17) Graves County (17)  LivingstonCounty(21) Livingston County (21)  LyonCounty(21) Lyon County (21)  McCrackenCounty(149) McCracken County (149)  TriggCounty(28) Trigg County (28)
Benton is the county seat for Marshall County
Benton is in Marshall County
      Marshall County (14)  
ADJACENT TO MARSHALL COUNTY
      Calloway County (22)  
      Graves County (17)  
      Livingston County (21)  
      Lyon County (21)  
      McCracken County (149)  
      Trigg County (28)  
 
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1Kentucky (Marshall County), Benton — 2146 — Arthur H. Davis
One of the earliest landowners in the Jackson Purchase, Davis represented Calloway (now Marshall) County in the state legislature, 1824. Davis also served as justice of the peace and sheriff of Calloway County. He installed the first . . . Map (db m170162) HM
2Kentucky (Marshall County), Benton — Benton County Vietnam Conflict Memorial
Totalitarianism is a constant threat to our freedom. We would like to salute these men for giving the supreme sacrifice, that we may keep that freedom. 1961   Vietnam Conflict   1973 Dunigan, Jerry Wayne Gipson, Ronnie Lee . . . Map (db m124052) HM
3Kentucky (Marshall County), Benton — 545 — Civil War Action
On March 23, 1864, two days before the Battle of Paducah, detached forces of Confederate Gen. Nathan B. Forrest's cavalry coming up from Columbus, Miss., and Union troops, both searching for horses, met by accident near here. In two skirmishes which . . . Map (db m123657) HM
4Kentucky (Marshall County), Benton — 874 — County Named, 1842
For John Marshall, 1755-1835, Chief Justice of the United States, 1801-1835, "principal founder of judicial review and of American system of constitutional law."   Area first settled about time of the Jackson Purchase in 1818. First church west . . . Map (db m123672) HM
5Kentucky (Marshall County), Benton — 2409 — Henry H. Lovett, Sr.
Born in 1882 near Jonathan Creek, he graduated from Southern Normal School (now WKU) in 1902. After teaching in rural districts, he was elected head of Benton schools in 1905. Four years later, he helped estab. first high school in . . . Map (db m170158) HM
6Kentucky (Marshall County), Benton — 1749 — James R. Lemon (1848-1919)
Owner and editor of Benton Tribune and Mayfield Messenger and author of a Marshall County history lived here. Lemon, in 1884, also founded Big Singing Day. This evolved from Southern Harmony, a hymn-singing custom popular in early . . . Map (db m123656) HM
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7Kentucky (Marshall County), Benton — 1538 — Kentucky Writer
Born in Benton, 1918, Joe Creason often spoke of his birthplace as "the only town in Kentucky where I was born." He became an outstanding journalist. His daily column, "Joe Creason's Kentucky," in Louisville Courier-Journal won him wide . . . Map (db m123669) HM
8Kentucky (Marshall County), Benton — Marshall County Civil War Cannon1861 - 1865
Over 400 Confederate Soldiers and over 200 Union Soldiers from Marshall County served during the War Between the States. This cannon is dedicated in their memory.Map (db m124050) HM
9Kentucky (Marshall County), Benton — 2383 — Shelby McCallum
Born in Tn. in 1917, he moved to Benton in 1939 to manage the old Benton Theater. He served in the Army during WWII, then returned home & opened several drive-in theaters. He founded WCBL AM, Dec. 1954 and operated it for the remainder of his life. . . . Map (db m123654) HM
10Kentucky (Marshall County), Benton — 2035 — Spout Spring
In June 1842, nine justice met at James Clark's home near the spring on west side of old Benton-Paducah Rd. and organized first Marshall Co. Court. They were James Brien, Enos Faughn, Joel Gilbert, John McElrath, Robert Elliott, Wm. Rice, Absalom . . . Map (db m170164) HM
 
 
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Sep. 27, 2022