First City Hall Historical

First City Hall Historical (HM1X65)

Location: Covington, KY 41011 Kenton County
Country: United States of America

N 39° 5.33', W 84° 30.491'

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Covington's first permanent city hall erected on this site in 1843: one of the first in the entire Ohio Valley. During Republican State Convention in 1860, fiery emancipationist Cassius M. Clay spoke here. Almost eighty years later, on June 3, 1938 (in the courtyard of later city hall), Kentucky's last execution by hanging took place.

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City Hall doubled as a hospital in 1848 for returning Mexican War veterans. It was site of many antislavery meetings. This prominent nineteenth-century social and political center also served as the location for pro-Union military and political activities during the Civil War.

Presented by City of Covington
HM NumberHM1X65
Year Placed1990
Placed ByKentucky Historical Society, Kentucky Department of Highways
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, March 7th, 2017 at 5:02pm PST -08:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 715514 N 4329590
Decimal Degrees39.08883333, -84.50818333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 5.33', W 84° 30.491'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 5' 19.8" N, 84° 30' 29.46" W
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Area Code(s)859
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 215-299 Greenup St, Covington KY 41011, US
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