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Kentucky Historical Society Marker to Honor Revolutionary War Hero

Tuesday, 05 06, 2014

Janene Zaccone
502-564-1792, ext. 4490
janene.zaccone@ky.gov

FRANKFORT, Ky. (May 6, 2014) – The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) will dedicate a historical marker to honor Revolutionary War officer Daniel Morgan and the town named for him at 1 p.m. CDT on Saturday, May 24, at Main Street and City Hall in Morgantown.

 

Morgantown is the county seat of Butler County and was named for Morgan in 1810. Morgan rose through the ranks of the military and, as a brigadier general, planned and executed the British defeat at Cowpens, S.C., in 1781. Congress gave him a gold medal for his plan, which was considered to be a tactical masterpiece.

 

More than 2,200 historical markers statewide tell Kentucky’s history. More information about the marker application process, a database of markers and their text and the Explore Kentucky History app, a virtual tour of markers by theme, is at history.ky.gov/markers. KHS administers the Kentucky Historical Marker Program in cooperation with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet.

 

For more information, contact Becky Riddle, Kentucky Historical Marker Program coordinator, at 502- 564-1792, ext. 4474 or becky.riddle@ky.gov.

 

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The Kentucky Historical Society, an agency of the Kentucky Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet, was established in 1836 and is committed to helping people understand, cherish and share Kentucky’s history. The KHS history campus includes the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History, the Old State Capitol and the Kentucky Military History Museum at the State Arsenal. For more information about KHS and its programs, visit history.ky.gov.