Commodore Joshua Barney / First Brick House

Commodore Joshua Barney / First Brick House (HM297I)

Location: Elizabethtown, KY 42701 Hardin County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 41.656', W 85° 51.413'

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(side 1 - Commodore Joshua Barney)
Famous American privateer and naval hero in War of 1812. Barney owned many acres of land in Hardin CO. A friend of George Washington, John Paul Jones and Napoleon Bonaparte. His greatest desire was to bring his family to Elizabethtown but he died en route, December 1, 1818. Buried, Pittsburgh. His wife came on to Elizabethtown and lived in this house a few years.
(side 2 - First Brick House)
Site of Elizabethtown's first brick house, built 1801-1803 for Maj. Benjamin Helm. He was a prominent court clerk and town's first bank president. Helm rode horseback to Lexington, 90 miles, for nails. Sold house and two acres of land to Joshua Barney, who wanted to end his days here. Later, home of Elizabethtown's historian, Samuel Haycraft.
HM NumberHM297I
Year Placed1975
Placed ByKentucky Historical Society & Kentucky Department of Transportation
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, July 10th, 2018 at 10:01am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 600779 N 4172508
Decimal Degrees37.69426667, -85.85688333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 41.656', W 85° 51.413'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 41' 39.36" N, 85° 51' 24.78" W
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Area Code(s)270
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 201 N Main, Elizabethtown KY 42701, US
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