Crittenden House / An Eminent Statesman

Crittenden House / An Eminent Statesman (HM1L3R)

Location: Frankfort, KY 40601 Franklin County
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 11.95', W 84° 52.77'

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Crittenden HouseThis building, before west portion was added, was home of John J. Crittenden, 1819 until death 1863. Built in 1800 by Doctor Joseph Scott on land once owned by Aaron Burr. In May, 1837, Daniel Webster and family visited here. In February 1848, President-elect Zachary Taylor, guest here on way to inauguration. Carriage step is from the first Kentucky state capitol. Over.An Eminent StatesmanJohn J. Crittenden, 1787-1863, lived here, 1819-1863. Legislator, 15th Kentucky Governor. Attorney General under three Presidents. Five times United States Senator. Noted for Crittenden Compromise, 1860, futile effort to avert Civil War and preserve the Union. His last words: "Let all the ends thou aimest at be thy country's, thy God's and truth's." See over.
HM NumberHM1L3R
Marker Number1154
Year Placed1968
Placed ByKentucky Historical Society, Kentucky Department of Highways
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, June 15th, 2015 at 6:02pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 685679 N 4230038
Decimal Degrees38.19916667, -84.87950000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 11.95', W 84° 52.77'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 11' 57" N, 84° 52' 46.2" W
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Area Code(s)502
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 401 W Main St, Frankfort KY 40601, US
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