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Albany in Clinton County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Courthouse Burned

 
 
Courthouse Burned Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 12, 2019
1. Courthouse Burned Marker
Inscription.  Twenty-two Kentucky courthouses were burned during Civil War, nineteen in last fifteen months: twelve by Confederates, eight by guerrillas, two by Union accident. See map on reverse side. The courthouse at Albany was burned by guerrillas late in 1864 and all county records destroyed.
 
Erected 1963 by Kentucky Historical Society, Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 597.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Government & PoliticsPolitical SubdivisionsWar, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list.
 
Location. 36° 41.427′ N, 85° 8.14′ W. Marker is in Albany, Kentucky, in Clinton County. Marker is at the intersection of Jefferson Street and South Cross Street (Business U.S. 127), on the left when traveling east on Jefferson Street. Located at the Clinton County Courthouse. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 100 South Cross Street, Albany KY 42602, 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
Map showing path of burned courthouses. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 12, 2019
2. Map showing path of burned courthouses.
crow flies. Pioneer Settler (a few steps from this marker); Civil War Terrorist (within shouting distance of this marker); County Named, 1835 (within shouting distance of this marker); Clear Fork Baptist Church (approx. 1.2 miles away); Cordell Hull (approx. 8.6 miles away in Tennessee); Affair at Travisville (approx. 10.6 miles away in Tennessee); a different marker also named Affair at Travisville (approx. 10.8 miles away in Tennessee); Fentress County / Pickett County (approx. 10.9 miles away in Tennessee). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Albany.
 
Also see . . .  Kentucky Historical Society article on the Clinton County Courthouse burning. (Submitted on July 16, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Marker can be seen at courthouse in middle of the photo. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 12, 2019
3. Marker can be seen at courthouse in middle of the photo.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 16, 2019. It was originally submitted on July 16, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 64 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 16, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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