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Marker in Front of Home of General Hobson image, Touch for more information
By Duane Hall, July 31, 2016
Marker in Front of Home of General Hobson
Kentucky (Green County), Greensburg — 603 — Civil War Generals
Union Generals from Greensburg. MAJ. GEN. WM. T. WARD, 1808-1878. Congressman 1851-53. He recruited three regiments in this area. On Sept. 2, 1864 Atlanta surrendered to him. In Sherman’s March to Sea. BRIG. GEN. E.H. HOBSON, . . . — Map (db m96865) HM
Kentucky (Green County), Greensburg — General Edward Henry Hobson
Edward Henry Hobson was born in Greensburg, Kentucky, on July 11, 1825. He was educated in the common schools of Greensburg and Danville, Kentucky. He worked for his father who was a successful merchant in Greensburg. In 1846 Hobson enlisted for . . . — Map (db m96862) HM
Kentucky (Green County), Greensburg — General Edward Henry Hobson
Edward Henry Hobson was born in Greensburg, Kentucky, on July 11, 1825. He was educated in the common schools of Greensburg and Danville, Kentucky. He worked for his father who was a successful merchant in Greensburg. In 1846 Hobson enlisted for . . . — Map (db m96925) HM
Kentucky (Green County), Greensburg — Green Countians Memorial
In honor and memory of those Green Countians who served and died in defense of freedom and liberty. WWI Anderson, Jake • Barnett, Marshall • Cook, Eugene • DeWitt Sylvester • Donan, Jack • Goff, Carl E. • Grimsley, John • Grimsley, . . . — Map (db m96929) WM
Kentucky (Green County), Greensburg — Green County Architecture Heritage History
Incorporated in 1794, Greensburg, the county seat of Green County, began as Glover’s Station, a wilderness settlement in the Kentucky Territory on the Cumberland Trace, an offshoot of the Wilderness Road. From 1800 to 1840, Greensburg flourished as . . . — Map (db m96924) HM
Kentucky (Green County), Greensburg — 1239 — Green County, 1792
Formed from parts of Lincoln and Nelson counties. The last of seven formed during first legislature. Named for Gen. Nathaniel Greene, who, in the Revolutionary War, commanded a unit at Boston, 1776; helped plan defense of New York; fought at . . . — Map (db m96930) HM
Kentucky (Green County), Greensburg — 165 — Greensburg Courthouse
One of the oldest public buildings still standing in Kentucky. Built between 1802-1804 by Robert Ball, Edward Bullock, Thomas Metcalfe, Walter Bullock and Daniel Lisle. Used as a courthouse for 135 years. Jane Todd Crawford Library on second floor. — Map (db m96927) HM
Kentucky (Green County), Greensburg — 844, 4 — Home of Early MinisterAmerican Presbyterian and Reformed Historical Site
Home of Rev. David Rice, founder of first Presbyterian churches west of Alleghanies, 1784. Born in Va., 1733; moved to Danville, Ky. in 1788 after having founded “Rice’s School,” or Transylvania Seminary near there, 1785. Member, State . . . — Map (db m121837) HM
Kentucky (Green County), Greensburg — Home of Gen. Edward H. Hobson
Home of Union Gen. Edward Henry Hobson, the captor of Gen. John Hunt Morgan at Buffington Island, Ohio The Federal style house was originally built for Hobson’s father, Capt. William Hobson, in 1823. The house is a brick . . . — Map (db m96863) HM
Kentucky (Green County), Greensburg — Home of Gen. Edward H. Hobson
Home of Union Gen. Edward Henry Hobson, the captor of Gen. John Hunt Morgan at Buffington Island, Ohio The Federal style house was originally built for Hobson’s father, Capt. William Hobson, in 1823. The house is a brick . . . — Map (db m96928) HM
Kentucky (Green County), Greensburg — 846 — Lincoln's Law Partner
Birthplace of William H. Herndon, 1818. Family moved to Illinois, 1820. An anti-slavery advocate and partner with Abraham Lincoln in practice of law, 1844-61. Herndon, Mayor of Springfield; State Bank Examiner. After Lincoln’s death, devoted life to . . . — Map (db m96932) HM
Kentucky (Green County), Greensburg — 1082 — Unique Father and Son
Reuben Creel, Greensburg native, appointed by Lincoln as consul from U.S. to Chihuahua, Mexico, 1863. Served until 1866. His son Enrique C., in turn, served as ambassador from Mexico to U.S., 1907-09. Reuben went to Mexico with Gen. Ward, Greensburg . . . — Map (db m96866) HM
Kentucky (Green County), Greensburg — 2441 — William Mentor Graham1800 - 1886
Graham was born & raised in Green Co. He was headmaster of Greensburg Academy, located at this site, from 1818-1823. In 1826, he moved to New Salem, Il. where Abraham Lincoln attended his school learning grammar and arithmetic. They remained close . . . — Map (db m124184) HM

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