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Garrard County Kentucky Historical Markers

 
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By Ken Smith, November 19, 2013
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Kentucky (Garrard County), Lancaster — 1733 — Birthplace of Carry A. Nation / Lady with the Hatchet
Obverse Birthplace of Carry A. Nation With hatchet in hand, this famous Kentuckian harassed saloon owners across U.S. Four miles from here on Carry Nation Rd. is house where she was born, 1846; lived there five years and in other Ky. . . . — Map (db m70975) HM
Kentucky (Garrard County), Lancaster — 2273 — Buford-Salter House
Built ca. 1820 on lot #46 of the original town plat. Thomas Buford son of town founder, Wm. Buford., appointed sheriff of Garrard Co. in 1803. He was a member of Ky. Legislature, 1806-09, and served in Senate, 1809. Veteran of War of 1812. In 1841, . . . — Map (db m67846) HM
Kentucky (Garrard County), Lancaster — 1942 — First Presbyterian Church
When founded in 1816 by Presbytery of Transylvania, it had 22 members. The first minister was James C. Barnes, who also served Paint Lick Church. Congregation worshiped in the Republican (Union) Church until 1846; second building on Buford and . . . — Map (db m67844) HM
Kentucky (Garrard County), Lancaster — 1617 — Forks of Dix River Baptist Church
Constituted at Forks of Dix River, 1782, by Lewis Craig of "Traveling Church." Log church built here on Sugar Creek. John Routt gave one-acre tract for church and stone edifice erected, 1823. It was later torn down and used for foundation of present . . . — Map (db m50810) HM
Kentucky (Garrard County), Lancaster — 1240 — Garrard County, 1797
Taken from parts of Lincoln, Madison, and Mercer, it was the 25th county formed. Lancaster, county seat, established in 1798. Named for James Garrard, then governor of Kentucky, 1796-1804. A native of Virginia, served as militia officer in . . . — Map (db m67841) HM
Kentucky (Garrard County), Lancaster — 699 — Home of Gov. Bradley
Built about 1850, by A. A. Burton, Lincoln's Minister to Bogota; home of William O. Bradley, first Republican Governor of Kentucky, 1895-99. By special legislative action, 1865, permitted to take bar examination at 18 and passed. In 1904, seconded . . . — Map (db m67850) HM
Kentucky (Garrard County), Lancaster — 714 — Home of Statesmen
Side 1: Two hundred feet west John Boyle built log cabin, 1798, that is still part of home. He and three others, who later set up housekeeping in that cabin, were state legislators and represented the district in Congress 28 years. . . . — Map (db m67848) HM
Kentucky (Garrard County), Lancaster — 1371 — James Thompson, 1750-1825
Burial site of first Lincoln Co. surveyor, commissioned Jan., 1781. Surveyed this area, then part of Lincoln Co. Daniel Boone was made Deputy Surveyor under him, 1783. Thompson, nephew of Isaac Shelby, was State Rep., Garrard Co., 1803; State . . . — Map (db m50811) HM
Kentucky (Garrard County), Lancaster — 2202 — Lancaster Public Spring
In early 1776 John Wilson and Andrew Cowan erected two small cabins near this location. In October of 1782 James Speed settled near this spring. In 1797 William Buford chose this spring to furnish water for the new Garrard Court. It continued as . . . — Map (db m67839) HM
Kentucky (Garrard County), Lancaster — 1344 — Local Authoress
Eugenia Dunlap Potts, daughter of George Dunlap, US Congressman and lawyer, was born in Garrard County in 1840 and pursued her literary career here, where she died, 1912. The first of her nine works was "Song of Lancaster," a metrical history in . . . — Map (db m67849) HM
Kentucky (Garrard County), Lancaster — 713 — Pleasant Retreat Home of Governor William Owsley
Home of William Owsley and his son-in-law Simeon Anderson. Built about 1815. Owsley, 1782-1862, State House of Representatives and Senate; Court of Appeals; Kentucky Secretary of State and Governor of Kentucky 1844-48. Owsley County named for him. . . . — Map (db m67842) HM
Kentucky (Garrard County), Paint Lick — 2026 — Bradley Kincaid (1895-1989)
"The Kentucky Mountain Boy," born at Point Leavell, Garrard County, was radio's pioneer singer of folk songs and ballads in the 1920s-40s. Kincaid began in 1926 at Chicago's WLS; later performed on WSM Grand Ole Opry (1944-50). He recorded over 200 . . . — Map (db m67837) HM
Kentucky (Garrard County), Paint Lick — 1526 — Fort Paint Lick
Side 1: 500 ft. north is site of log fort and stockade built by Lt. Col. Wm. Miller. Born in Virginia, he came to Kentucky with Daniel Boone's party and helped mark a trace to Boonesboro; served with Capt. James Estill in Battle of Little . . . — Map (db m67835) WM
Kentucky (Garrard County), Paint Lick — 1562 — Paint Lick Presbyterian Church/Paint Lick Cemetery
Founded 1784 by Rev. David Rice. Early elders of the church: Thomas Maxwell, Alexander Henderson, James Woods, Samuel Woods, Robert Brank, George Denny, Robert Henry. First located in Paint Lick Cemetery. Second building erected circa 1830 on . . . — Map (db m50812) HM
Kentucky (Garrard County), Paint Lick — 1794 — Walker Foxhounds
Site of John W. Walker's home where he and George Washington Maupin, avid hunters, bred and developed famous Walker foxhounds. With red fox migration into central Ky., ca. 1852, Virginia hounds were crossed with "Tennessee Lead," a dog noted for . . . — Map (db m67838) HM

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