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Williamsburg in Whitley County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Scott's Raid

 
 
Scott's Raid Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 17, 2014
1. Scott's Raid Marker
Inscription. Col. John S. Scott with 1,600 of 2nd Cav. Brig. CSA came up from Eastern Tenn. on raid to destroy USA communications and obtain cattle, horses, mules and arms. At Williamsburg on July 25, 1863 he was met by 100 pickets of 44th Ohio Inf. After a skirmish, he drove them toward London. Scott went on to Winchester, retreating then to Tenn. with heavy losses.
 
Erected 1962 by Kentucky Historical Society-Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 513.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 36° 44.616′ N, 84° 9.582′ W. Marker is in Williamsburg, Kentucky, in Whitley County. Marker is at the intersection of East Sycamore Street and North 2nd Street, on the right when traveling east on East Sycamore Street. Click for map. The marker is located on the grounds of the Whitley County Courthouse. Marker is in this post office area: Williamsburg KY 40769, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. County Named, 1818 (a few steps from this marker); "Aunt Julia" Marcum (within shouting distance of this marker); Roy Martis Chappell
Scott's Raid Marker-Whitley County Courthouse image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 17, 2014
2. Scott's Raid Marker-Whitley County Courthouse
(approx. 0.9 miles away); Civil War in Tennessee (approx. 11.1 miles away in Tennessee); All Veterans Memorial (approx. 11.2 miles away in Tennessee); Civilian Conservation Corps (approx. 12 miles away); CCC at Cumberland Falls (approx. 12 miles away); Kiwanis Trail (approx. 12 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Williamsburg.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 287 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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