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Near Roundhill in Butler County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Gunshop Site

 
 
Gunshop Site Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, November 29, 2020
1. Gunshop Site Marker
Inscription.  William Stephens, Sr., gunsmith by trade, came to America from England with his two sons, 1832. They traveled overland, then down the Ohio to the Green River, where they bought 150 acres in 1854. The gunshop operated from 1855-61, when Stephens' two sons joined CSA as gunsmiths and ordnance workers. Shop reopened after the Civil War. Operations discontinued in 1868.
 
Erected 1966 by Kentucky Historical Society and Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 1265.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceWar, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list.
 
Location. 37° 9.609′ N, 86° 24.802′ W. Marker is near Roundhill, Kentucky, in Butler County. Marker is on Reedyville Road (State Road 185) 0.3 miles south of Lock 5 Road, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Roundhill KY 42275, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Old Meeting House (approx. 5.3 miles away); Old Stagecoach Stop
Gunshop Site Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, November 29, 2020
2. Gunshop Site Marker
(approx. 9˝ miles away); Fort Webb and Civil War Earthworks (approx. 10.3 miles away); Fort Webb (approx. 10.3 miles away); Home/Office of Duncan Hines 1941-1959 (approx. 10.4 miles away); A Family Divided (approx. 10.6 miles away); Hobson House (approx. 10.6 miles away); The Hobson Family (approx. 10.6 miles away).
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 12, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 10, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 21 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 10, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.
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