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Jackson in Breathitt County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Breathitt Volunteers

 
 
Breathitt Volunteers Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 16, 2014
1. Breathitt Volunteers Marker
Inscription. During World War I, this county attained national prominence by filling its quota of service men by volunteers. No men had to be drafted from Breathitt, the only county in U.S. with his record. During war 3,912 men registered, 405 volunteered, 324 were called, 281 inducted and 43 rejected. Kentuckians ranked among highest in nation in physical fitness.
 
Erected 1966 by Kentucky Historical Society-Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 904.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 37° 33.234′ N, 83° 23.034′ W. Marker is in Jackson, Kentucky, in Breathitt County. Marker is on Main Street. Click for map. The marker is on the grounds of the Breathitt County Courthouse. Marker is in this post office area: Jackson KY 41339, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 16 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. "Bloody Breathitt" (here, next to this marker); Willie Sandlin (within shouting distance of this marker); Breathitt County (within shouting distance of this marker); Broken Column (within shouting distance of this marker);
Breathitt Volunteers Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 16, 2014
2. Breathitt Volunteers Marker
Sam and Nola of Morris Fork (approx. 13.3 miles away); Gateway to Appalachia (approx. 15.4 miles away); Wolfe County, 1860 (approx. 15.4 miles away); Swift's Silver Camp (approx. 15.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Jackson.
 
Categories. War, World I
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 302 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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