Amos Kendall (1789 - 1869)

Amos Kendall (1789 - 1869) (HM1LPF)

Location: Frankfort, KY 40601 Franklin County
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 12.041', W 84° 52.778'

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(Side A)This noted journalist-politician lived here. A Massachusetts native, he migrated to Kentucky in 1814 and spent one year with the family of Henry Clay as tutor. From 1816-28, Kendall resided in Frankfort as editor of the Argus of Western America. First a supporter of Henry Clay, he later promoted Andrew Jackson and helped carry Kentucky for him in 1828. See over.(Side B)Amos Kendall moved to Washington with Jackson administration, 1829. Joined group of close presidential advisors known as "Kitchen Cabinet" and served five years as postmaster general. He gained wealth as business agent for Samuel F. B. Morse, 1845-1869; his generous donations helped to found school for deaf and mute, later Gallaudet College in Washington, D.C. Over.
Series This marker is part of the Kentucky: Kentucky Historical Society series
Marker Number1799
Year Placed1986
Placed ByKentucky Historical Society, Kentucky Department of Highways
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, July 11th, 2015 at 6:03pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 685664 N 4230206
Decimal Degrees38.20068333, -84.87963333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 12.041', W 84° 52.778'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 12' 2.46" N, 84° 52' 46.68" 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 415 W Broadway St, Frankfort KY 40601, US
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