O'Bannon House

O'Bannon House (HMO4W)

Location: Russellville, KY 42276 Logan County
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Country: United States of America
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N 36° 50.461', W 86° 53.145'

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Lt. Presley N. O'Bannon, USMC, the first American to raise our flag on foreign soil, April 27, 1805. Barbary coast pirates who were holding 180 American seamen for ransom were overcome in an attack led by O'Bannon. He came to Logan County in 1807. Served in state legislature 1812, 17, 20-21, and Senate 1824-26. Died in 1850. Remains moved to Frankfort, 1919.
HM NumberHMO4W
Series This marker is part of the Kentucky: Kentucky Historical Society series
Marker Number1261
Year Placed1969
Placed ByKentucky Historical Society - Kentucky Department of Highways
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Date Added Thursday, October 9th, 2014 at 8:37pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 510186 N 4077242
Decimal Degrees36.84101667, -86.88575000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 50.461', W 86° 53.145'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 50' 27.66" N, 86° 53' 8.70" W
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Area Code(s)270
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 501-599 S Main St, Russellville KY 42276, US
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