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Grange City in Fleming County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Grange City Covered Bridge

 
 
Grange City Covered Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, October 21, 2019
1. Grange City Covered Bridge Marker
Inscription.  Built circa 1868-70, this bridge is a single 86 ft. span and a good example of Theodore Burr’s truss employing multiple king posts. The yellow pine timbers have double-shouldered braces. Abutments are of “red stone”; corrugated sheet metal covers roof and sides. It was originally double-sided with yellow poplar. Listed on National Register of Historic Places, 1976.

Covered bridges were first built in the 1790s but did not become widely popular until after 1814. They were covered to protect them from the weather. At one time there were more than 400 covered bridges in Kentucky. The timbered spans have played a romantic role in our history. Some were destroyed during Civil War. The remaining ones are a nostalgic link with the past.
 
Erected 1976 by Kentucky Historical Society and Kentucky Department of Transportation. (Marker Number 1569.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Bridges & Viaducts. In addition, it is included in the Covered Bridges, and the Kentucky Historical Society series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1976.
 
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38° 15.308′ N, 83° 39.183′ W. Marker is in Grange City, Kentucky, in Fleming County. Marker is at the intersection of Kentucky Route 111 and City Road, on the left when traveling north on State Route 111. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Hillsboro KY 41049, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Ringos Mill Covered Bridge (approx. 2½ miles away); Stockton Grave (approx. 5.9 miles away); Goddard “White” Bridge (approx. 7.7 miles away); Sherburne Bridge (approx. 8.4 miles away); Caney Furnace / Iron Made in Kentucky (approx. 9.4 miles away); Gen. Hood Birthplace (approx. 9.7 miles away); Unwind with Us (approx. 9.7 miles away); Clear Creek Furnace / Iron Made in Kentucky (approx. 9.7 miles away).
 
Regarding Grange City Covered Bridge. Bridge crosses Fox Creek. It is known locally as the Hillsboro-Grange City Covered Bridge.
 
Covered Bridges side of marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, October 21, 2019
2. Covered Bridges side of marker
Grange City Covered Bridge and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, October 21, 2019
3. Grange City Covered Bridge and Marker
Hillsboro-Grange City Covered Bridge image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, October 21, 2019
4. Hillsboro-Grange City Covered Bridge
Hillsboro-Grange City Covered Bridge image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, October 21, 2019
5. Hillsboro-Grange City Covered Bridge
Sign on metal post reads, “Caution — No Foot Traffic.”
Grange City Covered Bridge Interior image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, October 21, 2019
6. Grange City Covered Bridge Interior
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 17, 2020. It was originally submitted on March 16, 2020, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 291 times since then and 41 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on March 16, 2020, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.   6. submitted on March 17, 2020, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.

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