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

Battle of Irvine

 
 
Battle of Irvine Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, July 13, 2019
1. Battle of Irvine Marker
Inscription.  Only Civil War battle in this area. Col. John S. Scott, CSA, and troops arrived here July 30, 1863, with plan to capture 14th Ky. Cavalry. Held Irvine only a few hours. Col. W. P. Sanders, USA, and his force pursued Scott, capturing some of rear guard. Col. Scott's troops crossed river at Irvine but fought with Col. Sanders' men from other side. Scott soon departed.
 
Erected 1974 by Kentucky Historical Society, Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 1507.)
 
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 July 30, 1863.
 
Location. 37° 42.006′ N, 83° 58.506′ W. Marker is in Irvine, Kentucky, in Estill County. Marker is on Main Street (Kentucky Route 89) near River Drive (Kentucky Route 52), on the left when traveling south. Located at the Estill County Courthouse. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 130 Main Street, Irvine KY 40336, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. County Named, 1808 (within shouting distance of this marker);
The view north on Main Street (KY-89). image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, July 13, 2019
2. The view north on Main Street (KY-89).
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Irvine (within shouting distance of this marker); Estill Seminary / Collegiate Institute (approx. Ό mile away); Estill Springs (approx. 0.7 miles away); Lookout Mountain Hero (approx. 0.7 miles away); Station Camp (approx. 0.7 miles away); Red River Iron Works / Iron Made in Kentucky (approx. 6.4 miles away); Fitchburg Furnace (approx. 7.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Irvine.
 
View of marker and Estill County Courthouse. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, July 13, 2019
3. View of marker and Estill County Courthouse.
Battle of Irvine Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Frank Profitt, March 20, 2021
4. Battle of Irvine Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 22, 2021. It was originally submitted on July 17, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 395 times since then and 81 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 17, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.   4. submitted on March 21, 2021, by Frank Profitt of Georgetown, Kentucky.

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May. 25, 2022