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Hartford in Ohio County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Courthouse Burned

 
 
Courthouse Burned Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, November 1, 2020
1. Courthouse Burned Marker
Inscription.  Gen. Hylan B. Lyon with 800 men invaded Ky., Dec. 1864, to enforce CSA draft law and divert USA from Nashville. In 23 days he burned seven courthouses used by Union forces. See map on reverse side. At Hartford, garrison captured by Lyon, Dec. 20 — later paroled — and courthouse burned. Records, in other building, saved on plea by Samuel O. Peyton, local doctor.
 
Erected 1963 by Kentucky Historical Society and Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 581.)
 
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° 27.037′ N, 86° 54.497′ W. Marker is in Hartford, Kentucky, in Ohio County. Marker is on South Main Street (U.S. 231) south of East Center Street, on the right when traveling north. Marker is on Ohio County Courthouse lawn. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 301 South Main Street, Hartford KY 42347, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Fort Hartford (a few steps from this marker); County Named, 1798
Courthouse Burned Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, November 1, 2020
2. Courthouse Burned Marker
Map of burned Kentucky courthouses.
(a few steps from this marker); Ohio County World Wars Memorial (a few steps from this marker); First Public Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Barnett's Station (within shouting distance of this marker); Richard Parks Bland (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Famous Kentucky Artist (about 400 feet away); Rev. William Downs (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hartford.
 
Gen. Hylan Benton Lyon (1836-1907) image. Click for full size.
By Public domain
3. Gen. Hylan Benton Lyon (1836-1907)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 5, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 4, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 33 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 4, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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