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Taylorsville in Spencer County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

The Spy Who Saved the Union

 
 
The Spy Who Saved the Union Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, July 15, 2019
1. The Spy Who Saved the Union Marker
Inscription.  Home of Felix Grundy Stidger, Union Spy, born Aug. 5, 1836. Foiled plot by Knights of Golden Circle to fire bomb northern cities, free Confederate prisoners, & turn the tide of the Civil War. His testimony resulted in the convictions of many “Copperheads.” A hunted man, he left Louisville for Chicago, where he is buried.
Sponsored by Felix Grundy Stidger Historic Preservation Fund

 
Erected 2019 by Kentucky Historical Society, Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 2577.)
 
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 August 5, 1836.
 
Location. 38° 1.803′ N, 85° 20.993′ W. Marker is in Taylorsville, Kentucky, in Spencer County. Marker is at the intersection of West Main Street (Kentucky Route 44) and Water Street, on the left when traveling west on West Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: West Main Street, Taylorsville KY 40071, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of
The Spy Who Saved the Union Marker looking west on Main Street at edge of town. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, July 15, 2019
2. The Spy Who Saved the Union Marker looking west on Main Street at edge of town.
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this marker, measured as the crow flies. County Named, 1824 (a few steps from this marker); Spencer House (approx. ¼ mile away); Courthouse Burned (approx. ¼ mile away); Taylorsville (approx. ¾ mile away); "Vaucluse" (approx. 2.1 miles away); Guerrilla Quantrill (approx. 4½ miles away); James Morrison Heady (approx. 4.7 miles away); Ham Brown Log Cabin (approx. 7½ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Taylorsville.
 
The view east into the city of Taylorsville. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, July 15, 2019
3. The view east into the city of Taylorsville.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 5, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 15, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 287 times since then and 46 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 15, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
 
Editor’s want-list for this marker. Photo of the Felix Grundy Stidger house at 1102 Garrard Street. • Can you help?

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May. 27, 2022