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Near Dixon in Webster County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Encounter at Burnt Mill

 
 
Encounter at Burnt Mill Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, September 13, 2018
1. Encounter at Burnt Mill Marker
Inscription.  On Sept. 15, 1861, a short skirmish took place between Northern troops and community militia. Union soldiers under Col. Jas. F. Buckner and Capt. Wm. Buckner camped in Tirzah (Burnt Mill) Church. Capt. Al Fowler gathered Confederates and fought and captured the 25 soldiers. Area scene of activity by Johnson's Partisan Rangers.
Presented by the citizens of Webster County
and Providence, Ky., for the Ky Centennial

 
Erected 1992 by Kentucky Historical Society, Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 1915.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list. A significant historical date for this entry is September 15, 1861.
 
Location. 37° 28.242′ N, 87° 37.044′ W. Marker is near Dixon, Kentucky, in Webster County. Marker is on Kentucky Route 120, 0.1 miles west of Kentucky Route 630, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 7999 KY-120, Dixon KY 42409, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of
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this marker, measured as the crow flies. Jackson Stage Stop (approx. 5.1 miles away); Kentucky Authors (approx. 5.1 miles away); County Named, 1860 (approx. 5.2 miles away); Webster County Courthouse (approx. 5.2 miles away); Steuben's Lick (approx. 7.6 miles away); a different marker also named Steuben's Lick (approx. 7.6 miles away); Forrest Reconnoitered (approx. 7.6 miles away); Partisan Rangers (approx. 8.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dixon.
 
Regarding Encounter at Burnt Mill. This was the first shot fired in the Civil War in the State of Kentucky.


 
Also see . . .  Explore Kentucky History on the Encounter at Burnt Mill. (Submitted on September 20, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
View of Encounter at Burnt Mill Marker looking east towards KY Highway 630. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, September 13, 2018
2. View of Encounter at Burnt Mill Marker looking east towards KY Highway 630.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 20, 2018. It was originally submitted on September 20, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 352 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 20, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.

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