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West Irvine in Estill County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Lookout Mountain Hero

 
 
Lookout Mountain Hero Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, July 13, 2019
1. Lookout Mountain Hero Marker
Inscription.  In that crucial battle of the Chattanooga campaign, Nov. 25, 1863, Capt. John C. Wilson and 5 others from Estill Co., of 8th Ky. Inf., answered call for volunteers to plant U.S. flag on Lookout Mtn. Reaching summit in sight of both armies, they planted their colors, made by Estill Co. women. Regiment followed, taking mountain. His grave Station Camp Cem., 4 mis. S.W.
 
Erected 1963 by Kentucky Historical Society, Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 639.)
 
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 October 25, 1863.
 
Location. 37° 41.847′ N, 83° 59.24′ W. Marker is in West Irvine, Kentucky, in Estill County. Marker is at the intersection of Richmond Road (Kentucky Route 52) and Shady Lane (Kentucky Route 2473), on the right when traveling north on Richmond Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 910 Richmond Road, Irvine KY 40336, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Station Camp (here,
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Photographed By Frank Profitt, March 20, 2021
2. Lookout Mountain Hero Marker
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next to this marker); Battle of Irvine (approx. 0.7 miles away); Irvine (approx. 0.7 miles away); County Named, 1808 (approx. 0.7 miles away); Estill Seminary / Collegiate Institute (approx. Ύ mile away); Estill Springs (approx. 1.1 miles away); Red River Iron Works / Iron Made in Kentucky (approx. 7.1 miles away); Fitchburg Furnace (approx. 7.8 miles away).
 
Lookout Mountain Hero Marker at corner of Richmond Road and Sandy Lane. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, July 13, 2019
3. Lookout Mountain Hero Marker at corner of Richmond Road and Sandy Lane.
Lookout Mountain Hero Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Frank Profitt, March 20, 2021
4. Lookout Mountain Hero Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 22, 2021. It was originally submitted on July 16, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 176 times since then and 38 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on July 16, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.   2. submitted on March 21, 2021, by Frank Profitt of Georgetown, Kentucky.   3. submitted on July 16, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.   4. submitted on March 21, 2021, by Frank Profitt of Georgetown, Kentucky.
 
Editor’s want-list for this marker. Photos of Capt John Wilson's grave marker near Station Camp Christian Church SSE of West Irvine. • Can you help?

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May. 25, 2022