Bighill in Madison County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
Civil War Action
Mar. 1864, Gen. Grant on way to take command of all US armies stopped at house south of here.
Erected by Kentucky Historical Society. (Marker Number 514.)
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.
Location. 37° 33.093′ N, 84° 12.514′ W. Marker is in Bighill, Kentucky, in Madison County. Marker is on McKee Road (Kentucky Route 421), on the right when traveling south. Marker is located on the south side of carwash parking lot adjacent to road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Bighill KY 40405, 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. Merritt Jones / Wayside Tavern / Jones Tavern / CSA Cemetery (approx. 1.1 miles away); Confederate Cemetery Site of Starns' Defeat (approx. 2 miles away); Encampment at Bobtown / Engagment at Bobtown / Advance to Kingston (approx. 4.6 miles away); Church of Christ, Union (approx. 4.6 miles away); The Battle of Richmond Knocked at Berea's Door (approx. 5 miles away); Kentucky's Earliest Artforms (approx. 6˝ miles away); Berea – A Birthplace of the Handicraft Revival (approx. 6˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bighill.
Regarding Civil War Action. Last skirmish between Scott and Metcalfe on August 23, 1862 was fought along creek immediately to the north of marker.
Additional keywords. Richmond, Kentucky Campaign
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