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Lewisport in Hancock County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Site of Front Street / Union Steamboat Captured

 
 
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By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, November 14, 2020
1. Site of Front Street Marker
Inscription.  
Site of Front Street
Lewisport's first business district was along river on Front St. First permanent store built by Joseph C. Pell, 1841; his was only structure standing on Front St. after 1849 fire. Another early merchant was I. B. Hayden. In 1882, street began crumbling into river; only a footpath by 1920. Fourth became main business street instead.

Union Steamboat Captured
Pro-southern guerrillas led by Hawesville native Bill Davison and Isaac Coulter captured Morning Star here, Dec. 23, 1864. They killed three Union soldiers and robbed other passengers and crew of some $3,000 cash and jewelry. On Jan. 4, 1865, these same guerrillas burned the Daviess Co. courthouse at Owensboro. Records were saved.
 
Erected 1984 by Kentucky Historical Society and Kentucky Department of Highways; Presented by City of Lewisport. (Marker Number 1935.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceRoads & Vehicles
Union Steamboat Captured Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, November 14, 2020
2. Union Steamboat Captured Marker
War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list.
 
Location. 37° 56.318′ N, 86° 54.209′ W. Marker is in Lewisport, Kentucky, in Hancock County. Marker is on 4th Street north of New Front Street when traveling north. Marker is in a riverfront park at the end of 4th Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lewisport KY 42351, 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. Founding of Lewisport (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Lincoln Acquitted (approx. 3˝ miles away); Uncle Tom Lived Here (approx. 4.9 miles away); Home of Robert C. Beauchamp / Early Plantation in County (approx. 5.3 miles away); A New Home in Indiana (approx. 6.4 miles away in Indiana); Abraham Lincoln Employed (approx. 6.4 miles away in Indiana); First Court Proceedings (approx. 6.6 miles away); Abraham S. Fulton (approx. 6.6 miles away in Indiana). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lewisport.
 
Also see . . .  Union Steamboat Captured/Site of Front Street. Entry from Kentucky Historical Society's Explore Kentucky History project. (Submitted on November 16, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.) 
 
Site of Front Street / Union Steamboat Captured Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, November 14, 2020
3. Site of Front Street / Union Steamboat Captured Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 16, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 16, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 48 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 16, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.
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