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KY African American Civil War Memorial — Greenhill Cemetery

 
 
KY African American Civil War Memorial — Greenhill Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, November 28, 2020
1. KY African American Civil War Memorial — Greenhill Cemetery Marker
Inscription.  The African American Civil War Memorial in Greenhill Cemetery is only monument in state honoring the nearly 25,000 Kentuckians who served in the United States Colored Troops. The names of 142 men from central Ky are etched on monument. Memorial dedicated in July 1924.
Presented by the City of Frankfort

 
Erected by Kentucky Historical Society and Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 2226.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansWar, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list. A significant historical month for this entry is July 1924.
 
Location. 38° 12.313′ N, 84° 50.325′ W. Marker is in Frankfort, Kentucky, in Franklin County. Marker is on East Main Street (U.S. 60) east of Atwood Avenue, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Frankfort KY 40601, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Kentucky's United States Colored Troops (within shouting distance of this marker); Kentucky African American Civil War Memorial
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(about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Mr. Taylor's Barber Shop (approx. 0.8 miles away); Kentucky State University (approx. 1.1 miles away); Oliver Percy Rood (approx. 1˝ miles away); Remembering The Soldiers Of The War Of 1812 On Both Sides (approx. 1˝ miles away); Beneath The Soil In Front Of You (approx. 1˝ miles away); Here Lie The Remains of 250 Citizens Of Frankfort (approx. 1˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Frankfort.
 
Regarding KY African American Civil War Memorial — Greenhill Cemetery. It is among 60 monuments placed on the National Register of Historic Places as part of the Civil War Monuments of Kentucky Multiple Property Submission.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker.
 
Also see . . .  Asset Detail | Colored Soldiers Monument in Frankfort. National Register of Historic Places registration and photographs. (Submitted on December 5, 2020, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.) 
 
KY African American Civil War Memorial — Greenhill Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, November 28, 2020
2. KY African American Civil War Memorial — Greenhill Cemetery Marker
Kentucky African American Soldiers Monument image. Click for full size.
Public domain / Wikipedia, May 16, 2008
3. Kentucky African American Soldiers Monument
The front of the 10-foot pillar reads: "In Memory of the Colored Soldiers Franklin County, Kentucky Who Fought in the Civil War 1861-1865." It was erected by the Women's Relief Corps No. 8, an auxiliary of the Grand Army of the Republic.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 5, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 5, 2020, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 412 times since then and 65 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 5, 2020, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

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