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Hodgenville in Larue County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Courthouse Burned

 
 
Side One - - Courthouse Burned Marker image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Ginger L. Drenning, September 5, 2012
1. Side One - - Courthouse Burned Marker
Inscription.

Side One

Twenty-two Kentucky courthouses were burned during Civil War, nineteen in last fifteen months: twelve by Confederates, eight by guerrillas, two by Union accident.
See map on reverse side.
The courthouse at Hodgenville was burned by guerrillas Feb. 21, 1865. It had been used by Union soldiers as barracks. All of the county records were saved.

Side Two

Locations of twenty-two courthouses in Kentucky burned during Civil War.

Route of Brig. Gen. Hylan B. Lyon
December 1864

Courthouses burned on Lyon’s Raid

Other courthouses which were burned
as an incident to the war


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Erected 1963 by Kentucky Historical Society, Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 591.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 37° 34.437′ N, 85° 44.407′ W. Marker is in Hodgenville, Kentucky, in Larue County. Marker is at the intersection of Lincoln Blvd (Kentucky Route 210) and East Main Street (U.S. 31E), on the right when traveling north on Lincoln Blvd. Click for map. Located in the North/East
Side Two - - Courthouse Burned Marker image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Ginger L. Drenning, September 5, 2012
2. Side Two - - Courthouse Burned Marker
section of Lincoln Square - downtown. Marker is in this post office area: Hodgenville KY 42748, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Lincoln and Hodgen's Mill (within shouting distance of this marker); Abraham Lincoln - As - A - Boy Statue (within shouting distance of this marker); Larue County / County Officials --- 1843 (within shouting distance of this marker); Two Miles South of this town Abraham Lincoln was born ... (within shouting distance of this marker); The Sinking Spring (approx. 3 miles away); The Memorial Building (approx. 3 miles away); Abraham Lincoln Birthplace (approx. 3 miles away); a different marker also named Sinking Spring (approx. 3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Hodgenville.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Twenty-two Kentucky courthouses were burned during the Civil War.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Side One Wide View - - Courthouse Burned Marker image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Ginger L. Drenning, September 5, 2012
3. Side One Wide View - - Courthouse Burned Marker
Side Two Wide View - - Courthouse Burned Marker image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Ginger L. Drenning, September 5, 2012
4. Side Two Wide View - - Courthouse Burned Marker
Side One Long View - - Courthouse Burned Marker image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Ginger L. Drenning, September 5, 2012
5. Side One Long View - - Courthouse Burned Marker
Other View - - Courthouse Burned Marker image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Ginger L. Drenning, September 5, 2012
6. Other View - - Courthouse Burned Marker
1910 Courthouse - Hodgenville, Kentucky image. Click for full size.
Courtesy:: Kentucky Historical Society
7. 1910 Courthouse - Hodgenville, Kentucky
 
 
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