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Historical Markers in Hawesville, Kentucky
Hawesville is in Hancock County
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|Below is view of the river bottom land where John Cannon, riverboat captain and builder
of fine steamboats for lower Mississippi trade, was born in l820. By 1840 this skilled pilot began his career as steamboat entrepreneur. He built and piloted . . . — — Map (db m160229) HM|
Captain William Davison
Confederate Captain William Davison is buried here. He died March 7, 1865, from a gunshot wound suffered in a firefight with Union Home Guard, February 24, 1865, near Patesville during the Civil War. Davison led a . . . — — Map (db m160225) HM|
|For John Hancock, 1737-93. Patriot, statesman and soldier. President of Continental Congress, 1775-77, and bold first signer of the Declaration of Independence. Mayor-general of Mass. militia in Revolutionary War, member of the Mass. Constitutional . . . — — Map (db m119794) HM|
|Site of Hancock's first county court, 300 yds. south, held in home of James Dupey, Mar. 1829. The two-story log structure also scene of first circuit court, in April. Samuel C. Jennings appointed clerk; John Sterett, sheriff. County seat was to be . . . — — Map (db m160233) HM|
|Hancock County and Hawesville were created by Ky. law Jan. 3. 1829. County seat was named for Richard Hawes who donated land for town. His son, Richard Jr., became Confederate governor of Kentucky, 1862. Hancock's first cannel coal produced . . . — — Map (db m160228) HM|
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Rails of Louisville, St. Louis, and Texas Railroad laid here June 9, 1888. First passenger train ran between Owensboro and Stephensport Oct. 7, 1888. Service between Evansville and Louisville began in April 1889. Rail line . . . — — Map (db m119799) HM|
Home of Robert C. Beauchamp
Robert Costain Beauchamp (1800-1884) was a farmer and businessman who served Hancock County in the state legislature from 1867-71. He eventually owned 5,000 acres of land in this county. Beauchamp was one of the . . . — — Map (db m160223) HM|
|Crossroads was site of 19th-century town of Patesville. It was named for William Pate, who bought land and operated an inn about two miles east of here. A post office established, 1813. During Civil War, area was site of a gun battle pitting CSA . . . — — Map (db m160239) HM|