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Todd County Kentucky Historical Markers

 
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By Tom Bosse, July 4, 2019
First RFD in Kentucky Marker
Kentucky (Todd County), Allensville — 1364 — First RFD in Kentucky
First rural free delivery of mail in Kentucky was established at Allensville Post Office on Jan. 11, 1897. Three carriers, with horse and buggy, over dirt roads, traveled 15 miles per day; covered an area of 24 square miles with population of 220, . . . — Map (db m137051) HM
Kentucky (Todd County), Elkton — 1355 — Bristow, The Soldier Birthplace/Bristow, The Lawyer
(obverse) Bristow, The Soldier Birthplace Benjamin Helm Bristow, 1832-1896, Federal officer and staunch Unionist during secession. Active recruiter of 25th Volunteer Militia, of which he was Lt. Col., and 8th Ky. Cavalry, which . . . — Map (db m137050) HM
Kentucky (Todd County), Elkton — 800 — County Named, 1819
For Col. John Todd. Born Pa., 1750. In battle of Point Pleasant, 1774. Came to Kentucky, 1775; in Va. legislature, 1776. On expedition led by Gen. George Rogers Clark that captured Illinois country from British, 1778. Named Civil Commandant of . . . — Map (db m136782) HM
Kentucky (Todd County), Elkton — 2437 — Green River Academy
Side 1 In 1835, residents opened the Green River Female Academy to provide a local education for girls. To fund the school, trustees sold subscriptions of stock. They commissioned the erection of this three-story brick Federal and Greek . . . — Map (db m136783) HM
Kentucky (Todd County), Elkton — Home of U.S. Jurist
Justice James Clark McReynolds born here 1862. Home thru life. Law practice: Nashville, New York. Asst. U.S. Atty. General, 1903-1907. As U.S. Attorney General 1913-1914, known for enforcement of Sherman Anti-Trust Law. For 27 years a distinguished . . . — Map (db m31369) HM
Kentucky (Todd County), Elkton — 2334 — House of the Loving Heart
Side 1 Erected in 1927-28, this colonial revival mansion was built in memory of local resident Rebecca Wells Milliken, by her philanthropist daughter. Mary Louis Milliken and husband Samuel Canning Childs also built hospitals and churches . . . — Map (db m136779) HM
Kentucky (Todd County), Fairview — 57 — Jefferson Davis Birthplace
Here the only President of the Confederate States of America was born June 3, 1808, the son of Samuel and Jane Cook Davis. The family moved to Mississippi during his infancy. — Map (db m3032) HM
Kentucky (Todd County), Fairview — 1073 — Jefferson Davis' Salute to Kentucky
"Kentucky, my own, my native land. God grant that peace and plenty may ever run throughout your borders. God grant that your sons and daughters may ever rise to illustrate the fame of their dead fathers and that wherever the name of Kentucky is . . . — Map (db m3035) HM
Kentucky (Todd County), Fairview — Zero Milestone Jefferson Davis Highway
Zero Milestone Jefferson Davis Highway Fairview, Ky. - Biloxi, Miss. Erected 1930 by United Daughters of the Confederacy Jefferson Davis Born June 3, 1808 in Christian, now Todd Co. KY. Died December 6, 1889 in New Orleans, . . . — Map (db m3034) HM
Kentucky (Todd County), Guthrie — 1879 — Robert Penn Warren 1905-1989
Side One A native of Guthrie, Warren was one of the nation's most prolific writers, a world-renowned man of letters. Graduate of Vanderbilt Univ., member of the Fugitives (writers group). Rhodes scholar at Oxford, 1928-1930; and twice a . . . — Map (db m108850) HM
Kentucky (Todd County), Guthrie — 210 — Stage Coach Inn
In 1833 Major John Gray, Founder of Elkton, built an inn here as a relay house for his stage coach lines. Legend states that Andrew Jackson, Jenny Lind, and Jesse James were patrons. It was a Civil War Confederate hospital. Most of original inn . . . — Map (db m92103) HM
Kentucky (Todd County), Guthrie — 2294 — Tobacco Farmers Unite
(Side One) Farmers throughout Western Ky. and northern Tn. gathered in Guthrie on Sept. 24, 1904, in response to the tobacco growers' economic hardship. Five thousand farmers participated in the formation of a cooperative to pool their crops in . . . — Map (db m103550) HM

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