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John Hunt Morgan Escape Route

 
 
John Hunt Morgan Escape Route Marker, side one image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, June 12, 2019
1. John Hunt Morgan Escape Route Marker, side one
Inscription.  

On Nov. 28, 1863, after escaping from Ohio Penitentiary & taking a train to Cincinnati, CSA Gen. John Hunt Morgan & Capt. Thomas Hines crossed the Ohio River to Ludlow. Sympathetic Boone County residents, as well as Big Bone Baptist Church, gave them food, shelter & supplies. They rode into Gallatin County the following night.

This map shows the route taken by Gen. Morgan and Capt. Hines from North to South through Boone County on Nov. 28 & 29, 1863. Also shown are stops they made along the way.
 
Erected 2013 by Boone County Historical Society, Kentucky Historical Society and Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 2394.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the John Hunt Morgan Heritage Trail in Kentucky, and the Kentucky Historical Society series lists. A significant historical date for this entry is October 28, 1863.
 
Location. 38° 57.882′ N, 84° 40.731′ W. Marker is in Union, Kentucky, in Boone County. Marker is on U.S. 42 near Old Union Road
John Hunt Morgan Escape Route Marker, side two image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, June 12, 2019
2. John Hunt Morgan Escape Route Marker, side two
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, on the right when traveling west. Approach from Old Union Road stub. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Union KY 41091, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Hopeful Lutheran Church (approx. 2.7 miles away); Boone County, 1798 (approx. 3 miles away); Skirmish at Florence (approx. 3.7 miles away); First Baptist African American Church, Florence (approx. 3.8 miles away); Mary Draper Ingles (approx. 3.9 miles away); George Speri Sperti (1900-1991) / Boonetucky Farm (approx. 3.9 miles away); Major John P. Gaines (approx. 4.7 miles away); Richwood Presbyterian Church (approx. 4.7 miles away).
 
Image of Map Embedded in Marker image. Click for full size.
3. Image of Map Embedded in Marker
Click on image to enlarge. The map shows the route north to south with stops at Pt. Pleasant School, Utz, Crisler, Dr. John Dulaney, Daniel Piatt, Henry Corbin, R.G. Adams, Big Bone Baptist Church, B.b. Allphin, and Richard Cabin. Present-day road names are shown.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 3, 2021. It was originally submitted on July 1, 2019, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 287 times since then and 52 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 1, 2019, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.

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May. 23, 2022