Birthplace of Carry A. Nation / Lady with the Hatchet

Birthplace of Carry A. Nation / Lady with the Hatchet (HM1CGM)

Location: Lancaster, KY 40444 Garrard County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 41.141', W 84° 40.72'

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Birthplace of Carry A. Nation

With hatchet in hand, this famous Kentuckian harassed saloon owners across U.S. Four miles from here on Carry Nation Rd. is house where she was born, 1846; lived there five years and in other Ky. towns before moving west. After Kansas banned liquor, Carry began crusade there in 1899, smashing furniture, mirrors, bottles. Home on National Register of Historic Places. Over.


Lady with the Hatchet

Carry Nation gave direction to the antiliquor movement, which led to Prohibition, 1920-33. Driven by bitterness from first marriage to an alcoholic, she had "visions" which commanded militant pursuit of temperance. Carry's methods put her in jail some 30 times. She died in 1911 and was buried in Belton, Mo. The words, "She hath done what she could," engraved on her monument.
Series This marker is part of the Kentucky: Kentucky Historical Society series
Marker Number1733
Year Placed1983
Placed ByKentucky Historical Society & Kentucky Department of Highways
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014 at 12:19am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 704687 N 4173477
Decimal Degrees37.68568333, -84.67866667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 41.141', W 84° 40.72'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 41' 8.46" N, 84° 40' 43.20" W
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Area Code(s)859
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 109-131 County Road 1329, Lancaster KY 40444, US
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