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Franklin in Simpson County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

“War Clouds”

1860-1864

 
 
"War Clouds" Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, May 7, 2015
1. "War Clouds" Marker
Inscription.
Confederate guerillas raid an L&N freight train on an April morning in 1864. Nearby is Octagon Hall, an 8-sided brick home built by slaves. Both Rebel and Union troops camped on the grounds. The cupola was used by spies.
 
Erected 2013 by the Kentucky Department of Highways.
 
Location. 36° 40.059′ N, 86° 33.448′ W. Marker is in Franklin, Kentucky, in Simpson County. Marker is on Steele Road 0.1 miles south of Nashville Road (U.S. 31W), on the left when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 81 Steele Road, Franklin KY 42134, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. "Frontier Portraits" (here, next to this marker); "Duel at Sunrise" (here, next to this marker); "Bringing in the Sheaves" (here, next to this marker); "High Noon for a New Century" (a few steps from this marker); "Mule Day Afternoon" (a few steps from this marker); "School Days, School Days" (a few steps from this marker); "Drive-Time" (a few steps from this marker); Captain Thomas F Mantell, Jr. (a few steps from this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Franklin.
 
Categories. Railroads & StreetcarsWar, US Civil
 
"War Clouds" Mural image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, May 7, 2015
2. "War Clouds" Mural
The mural was painted by local school teacher Carolyn Lanham.
The Simpson County, Kentucky Murals image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, May 7, 2015
3. The Simpson County, Kentucky Murals
Wide shot of murals behind Simpson County Tourism Office. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, May 7, 2015
4. Wide shot of murals behind Simpson County Tourism Office.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 143 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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