Newport-War of 1812. Kentuckians crossed here August 1812 marching to relieve Gen. Hull at Detroit. Took Frenchtown (Monroe) on January 18, 1813. Four days later all but 30 were killed or captured. Other Kentuckians gathered here Aug. 31, 1813. Led by Governor Shelby these men defeated British and Indians in Battle of Thames in Canada Oct. 5, 1813. This ended fighting in the Old Northwest. Dedicated September 26, 1962. For more information, see ExploreKYHistory: Newport: War of 1812

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Newport, Courthouse lawn, KY 8,
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by Kentucky Highways Department and Kentucky Historical Society #0507 of the Kentucky Historical Marker series

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