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Near Aurora in Trigg County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Civil War Sniper

 
 
Civil War Sniper Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 12, 2018
1. Civil War Sniper Marker
Inscription.  In 1862 Jack Hinson swore revenge against Union Army when two sons were executed as bushwhackers. From ambush he picked off men in blue uniforms on gun boats and on land. With a price on his head, he continued his vendetta until his gun bore 36 notches at close of war. He guided Gen. Nathan B. Forrest in his last campaign in area, Oct.-Nov., 1864.
 
Erected 1965 by the Kentucky Historical Society Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 881.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: War, US CivilWaterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1862.
 
Location. 36° 46.708′ N, 88° 4.557′ W. Marker is near Aurora, Kentucky, in Trigg County. Marker is on U.S. 68, on the right when traveling east. Located at a southside pullout on eastbound U.S. Highway 68. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Benton KY 42025, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Golden Pond (approx. 2.9 miles away); St. Joseph's Parish
Civil War Sniper Marker looking east on U.S. Highway 68. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 12, 2018
2. Civil War Sniper Marker looking east on U.S. Highway 68.
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(approx. 2.9 miles away); Jackson Purchase (approx. 3 miles away); Cherokee State Park (approx. 3˝ miles away); Drummer Boy at 7 (approx. 5.4 miles away); Laura Furnace / Iron Made in Kentucky (approx. 5.4 miles away); Inundated Site (approx. 10.3 miles away); Great Western Furnace (approx. 11 miles away in Tennessee).
 
Also see . . .
1. Jack Hinson: A Civil War Sniper Hell Bent on Revenge. (Submitted on September 22, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
2. Wikipedia article on Jack Hinson. (Submitted on September 22, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
3. Stolen, original marker found 20 miles away in Calloway County. (Submitted on April 13, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
View from marker west towards Aurora, Kentucky. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 12, 2018
3. View from marker west towards Aurora, Kentucky.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 13, 2019. It was originally submitted on September 22, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 428 times since then and 96 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 22, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.

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