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

Courthouse Burned

 
 
Courthouse Burned Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 15, 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 the reverse side. Courthouse at Taylorsville was burned by guerrillas in January, 1865. Federal scouts caught them at Mt. Eden, killing one; captured and executed one. Records saved.
 
Erected 1963 by Kentucky Historical Society, Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 594.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Notable BuildingsWar, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list.
 
Location. 38° 1.874′ N, 85° 20.7′ W. Marker is in Taylorsville, Kentucky, in Spencer County. Marker is at the intersection of West Main Street (Kentucky Route 44) and Main Cross, on the right when traveling west on West Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2 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 this marker, measured as the crow flies. Spencer House (within shouting distance of this marker);
Map on reverse of Courthouse Burned Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 15, 2019
2. Map on reverse of Courthouse Burned Marker
The Spy Who Saved the Union (approx. ¼ mile away); County Named, 1824 (approx. 0.3 miles away); Taylorsville (approx. 0.6 miles away); "Vaucluse" (approx. 2 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.
 
Spencer County Courthouse (marker is on left). image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 15, 2019
3. Spencer County Courthouse (marker is on left).
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 17, 2019. It was originally submitted on July 17, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 101 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 17, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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