Joseph Desha (1768-1842) / Old Court-New Court Issue

Joseph Desha (1768-1842) / Old Court-New Court Issue (HM1KO3)

Location: Maysville, KY 41056 Mason County
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N 38° 36.78', W 83° 48.544'

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Joseph Desha (1768-1842)

As governor, Desha became major proponent of debtor relief. The Pa. native, under Wayne and Harrison, fought Indians and led troops at Battle of Thames, 1813. Elected from Mason Co. to Ky. legislature and Congress. During his 1824-28 term as governor, he favored the controversial reorganization of Ky. Court of Appeals. Desha was buried in Georgetown, Ky. Over.

Old Court-New Court Issue

After Panic of 1819 and depression, the Ky. Court of Appeals struck down numerous relief measures as unconstitutional. Prorelief Desha forces in state legislature abolished Old Court and created a New Court. Angered, Old Court refused to vacate. Both courts sat simultaneously. By 1826, New Court canceled and court reorganization repealed. Issue gradually faded.
HM NumberHM1KO3
Marker Number1878
Year Placed1990
Placed ByThe Kentucky Historical Society, Kentucky Department of Highways
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Date Added Friday, May 22nd, 2015 at 10:03pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 255416 N 4277575
Decimal Degrees38.61300000, -83.80906667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 36.78', W 83° 48.544'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 36' 46.8" N, 83° 48' 32.64" W
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Area Code(s)606, 859
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2200-2222 KY-2515, Maysville KY 41056, US
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