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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.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
 
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); The Spy Who Saved the Union (approx. mile away); County Named, 1824
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
(approx. 0.3 miles away); Taylorsville (approx. 0.6 miles away); "Vaucluse" (approx. 2 miles away); Guerrilla Quantrill (approx. 4 miles away); James Morrison Heady (approx. 4.7 miles away); Ham Brown Log Cabin (approx. 7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Taylorsville.
 
Categories. Notable BuildingsWar, US Civil
 
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).
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on July 17, 2019. This page originally submitted on July 17, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 82 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 17, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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