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

“Bloody Breathitt”

 
 
"Bloody Breathitt" Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 16, 2014
1. "Bloody Breathitt" Marker
Inscription. The courthouse that stood here, 1899-1963, was a landmark of Kentucky's "feudin' 'n' fightin'." Stemming from Civil War, feuds and political disagreements, unnumbered slayings, ambushes, and assassinations occurred between 1870-1920. In 11 months, 1901-02, 40 men were slain. Probably 100 Breathitt County officials were killed in that era of the past.
 
Erected 1964 by Kentucky Historical Society-Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 641.)
 
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 located 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. Breathitt Volunteers (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
"Bloody Breathitt" Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 16, 2014
2. "Bloody Breathitt" Marker
this 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. Notable EventsWar, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 338 times since then and 20 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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