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Perryville in Boyle County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Karrick-Parks House / Harberson's Station

 
 
Karrick-Parks House Marker (obverse) image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, August 18, 2011
1. Karrick-Parks House Marker (obverse)
Inscription.
(obverse)
Karrick-Parks House

Bivouac for Confederate troops on Oct. 7, 1862, night before Battle of Perryville. Karricks ordered to vacate home the next day. Day after the battle they returned to survey damage, found little done. Officers, doctors lived in house for about 6 months. It was built early 1850s, bought in 1856 by James V. Karrick, who came from Shelby Co., Ky. See over.

(reverse)
Harberson's Station

First settled, 1781 or 1782, by group from Pennsylvania led by James Harberson, who owned 1400 acres. To protect against Indians they built fort to include spring and cave still found on this site. Plot for town laid out, 1815, by Edward Bullock and William Hall. Named Perryville for Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry. Established by legislature, 1817. See over.
 
Erected 1965 by Kentucky Historical Society and Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 876.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 37° 38.886′ N, 84° 57.115′ W. Marker is in Perryville, Kentucky, in Boyle County. Marker is at the intersection of South Buell Street (U.S. 68) and West
Harberson's Station Marker (reverse) image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, August 18, 2011
2. Harberson's Station Marker (reverse)
Fourth Street, on the right when traveling south on South Buell Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Perryville KY 40468, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. First Settlement of Perryville (a few steps from this marker); Perryville in the Crucible of War (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); “If You Meet the Enemy, Overpower Him” (about 400 feet away); The City of Perryville (about 400 feet away); Bragg's Invasion of Kentucky (about 500 feet away); The Battle of Perryville (about 500 feet away); Merchants' Row / Street Fighting (about 700 feet away); a different marker also named Battle of Perryville (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Perryville.
 
Categories. Settlements & SettlersWar, US Civil
 
Karrick-Parks House image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, August 18, 2011
3. Karrick-Parks House
South Buell Street (facing north) image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, August 18, 2011
4. South Buell Street (facing north)
Spring and cave on site image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, August 18, 2011
5. Spring and cave on site
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 593 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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