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Mount Sterling in Montgomery County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Courthouse Burned

 
 
Courthouse Burned Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 15, 2014
1. Courthouse Burned Marker
Inscription. Twenty-two Kentucky courthouses were burned during the Civil War, nineteen in last fifteen months; twelve by Confederates, eight by guerrillas, two by Union accident. See map on reverse side.

Dec. 2, 1863, CSA cavalry burned courthouse at Mt. Sterling to stop its use as a USA garrison. Clerk's records, in rear, saved. Circuit court records destroyed.
 
Erected 1963 by Kentucky Historical Society-Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 586.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 38° 3.402′ N, 83° 56.568′ W. Marker is in Mount Sterling, Kentucky, in Montgomery County. Marker is on Broadway Street. Click for map. The marker is located on the grounds of the Montgomery County War Memorial Courthouse. Marker is in this post office area: Mount Sterling KY 40353, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Montgomery County. 1797 (here, next to this marker); Battle of Mt. Sterling (within shouting distance of this marker); Civil War Robbery / Bank Sues (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Little Mountain Indian Mound
Courthouse Burned Marker-Reverse side image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 15, 2014
2. Courthouse Burned Marker-Reverse side
(approx. mile away); Estill's Defeat (approx. 0.6 miles away); Battle-June 8, 1864 (approx. 0.7 miles away); Battle-June 9, 1864 (approx. mile away); The Gaitskill Mound (approx. 1.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Mount Sterling.
 
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. GovernmentWar, US Civil
 
Courthouse Burned Marker-Reverse side-Courthouse in the distance image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 15, 2014
3. Courthouse Burned Marker-Reverse side-Courthouse in the distance
Montgomery County War Memorial Courthouse image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 15, 2014
4. Montgomery County War Memorial Courthouse
Montgomery County War Memorial Courthouse-Vietnam Veterans Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 15, 2014
5. Montgomery County War Memorial Courthouse-Vietnam Veterans Memorial
Montgomery County War Memorial Courthouse-Korean War Veterans Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 15, 2014
6. Montgomery County War Memorial Courthouse-Korean War Veterans Memorial
Montgomery County War Memorial Courthouse-World War II Veterans Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 15, 2014
7. Montgomery County War Memorial Courthouse-World War II Veterans Memorial
Montgomery County War Memorial Courthouse-World War I Veterans Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 15, 2014
8. Montgomery County War Memorial Courthouse-World War I Veterans Memorial
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 351 times since then and 15 times this year. Last updated on , by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. 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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