County Named, 1786 / County Formed

County Named, 1786 / County Formed (HMKNF)

Location: Richmond, KY 40475 Madison County
Country: United States of America
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N 37° 44.864', W 84° 17.69'

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For James Madison, Virginia patriot whose political foresight led to the formation of many of our basic democratic principles. He was a member of Virginia's Constitutional Convention and her First Assembly, 1776. He was also influential in framing the Constitution of the United States and was one of 39 to sign it. He became the fourth US president, 1809-17.
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One of the nine created by Virginia before Kentucky became a state. Taken from Lincoln, it covered the area of 5 present counties and parts of 9 others to southeast. Richmond, made county seat in 1798, is 4½ miles from original one at Milford, established in 1789. Richmond was settled by John Miller in 1785; first court was held in his barn.
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Series This marker is part of the Kentucky: Kentucky Historical Society series
Marker Number1223
Year Placed1959
Placed ByKentucky Historical Society / Kentucky Department of Highways
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, September 20th, 2014 at 11:49am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 738340 N 4181272
Decimal Degrees37.74773333, -84.29483333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 44.864', W 84° 17.69'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 44' 51.84" N, 84° 17' 41.40" W
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Area Code(s)859
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 111-159 W Main St, Richmond KY 40475, US
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