Frontier Justice

Frontier Justice (HM1QBS)

Location: Dixon, KY 42409 Webster County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 32.2916', W 87° 40.9937'

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Big Harp's head displayed here as a warning to outlaws, about 1800. Mother and child murdered in cabin west of Dixon by Big (Micajah) and Little (Wiley) Harp, who were then persued to Muhlenburg County were Big Harp was shot. His head was brought here, at that time a crossroad. Harps and wives roamed Kentucky in 1798-99 on crime spree. Little Harp was executed in Miss. later.
Series This marker is part of the Kentucky: Kentucky Historical Society series
Historical Period18th Century
Historical PlaceMemorial
Marker TypeMemorial
Marker ClassHistorical Marker
Marker StyleMounted
Marker Number1004
Marker Condition
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Date Added Sunday, January 3rd, 2016 at 6:07pm PST -08:00
Locationbig map
Directions InformationA little more than 3 miles north of Dixon, on the west side of US 41A is a historical marker with the title "Frontier Justice".
UTM (WGS84 Datum)45S E 560424 N 4154691
Decimal Degrees37.53819400, -87.68322900
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 32.2916', W 87° 40.9937'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 32' 17.4984" N, 87° 40' 59.6244" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)270
Can be seen from road?Yes
Is marker in the median?Yes
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1430 US-41 ALT, Dixon KY 42409, US
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Jan 4, 2016 at 4:15pm PST by dskaggs777

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