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Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Ben Hardin 1784-1852 Historical Marker in Kentucky

We enjoy taking road trips all across the United States. Sure, we could travel by air like millions of other tourists, but we would miss a lot of our country's beautiful sites, especially those that dot the back roads and countrysides.

A few months ago we took a road trip down to the great state of Kentucky. If you're driving down to Kentucky from south central Pennsylvania, it will take you 10-14 hours depending on the route that you take and the traffic. On the way down it took us approximately 10 hours and on the return trip home, it took us almost 14 hours. You'll want to plan your trip accordingly.

During our little excursions across the country we enjoy stopping and photographing the historical markers that we come across. They provide great information into our country's past history and millions of travelers drive by them and never give them a second thought. We're hoping to draw some attention to these historical markers by documenting them here on our travel blog.
Ben Hardin 1784-1852 Historical Marker in Kentucky

While driving through Kentucky we came across the Ben Hardin, 1784-1852 Grave Historical Marker and wanted to share that information with all of you. Here's the information on the marker:

One of the ablest orators, lawyers, lawmakers in early Ky. Moved to Nelson, now Washington Co., with parents. In 1808, he settled at Bardstown where his career earned him the title "last of race of giants." Member state legislature 9 yrs.; U.S. congressman, 10 yrs.; Ky. Constitutional Convention, 1849. Requested his children to bury him beside his parents.

By: 1980 by Kentucky Historical Society & Kentucky Department of Transportation.

Historical Marker Location: Marker is near Springfield, Kentucky, in Marion County. Marker is on Lebanon Hill Road (Kentucky Route 55) 0.3 miles south of Montgomery Lane, on the right when traveling north.

If you're going to be driving through or visiting the area, you'll want to stop by to read it and/or to photograph it for your documentation. To date, we've photographed and documented close to 200 historical markers up and down the east coast!

1 comment:

jopb said...

I do enjoy all the historical markers you find on your travels. I feel closer to these historical figures when I learn more about them.