Rowan-Chambers Duel

Rowan-Chambers Duel (HM2ANT)

Location: Bardstown, KY 40004 Nelson County
Country: United States of America

N 37° 47.881', W 85° 28.758'

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Site in valley to east, one of most famous duels in Kentucky because of prominent men involved. John Rowan, later jurist, and US Senator. His second, George M. Bibb, Kentucky Chief Justice, US Senator, Secretary of Treasury. Dr. James Chambers was popular physician. An argument on Jan. 29, 1801, climaxed in duel on Feb. 3. Dr. Chambers was killed in the second round of firing.
Year Placed1969
Placed ByKentucky Historical Society & Kentucky Department of Highways
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Date Added Tuesday, August 21st, 2018 at 8:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 633882 N 4184493
Decimal Degrees37.79801667, -85.47930000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 47.881', W 85° 28.758'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 47' 52.86" N, 85° 28' 45.48" W
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Area Code(s)502
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 917 US-31E, Bardstown KY 40004, US
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