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Lebanon in Marion County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Courthouse Burned

 
 
Courthouse Burned Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tom Bosse, October 13, 2016
1. Courthouse Burned Marker
Inscription.  
Twenty-two Kentucky courthouses were burned during the Civil War, nineteen in last fifteen months: twelve by Confederates, eight by guerrillas, two by Union accident. See map on reverse side.

July 5, 1863 clerk's office at Lebanon was burned by Morgan to destroy treason indictments against some of his men. All the county records were destroyed.
 
Erected 1963 by Kentucky Historical Society & Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 585.)
 
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. A significant historical date for this entry is July 5, 1863.
 
Location. 37° 34.176′ N, 85° 15.187′ W. Marker is in Lebanon, Kentucky, in Marion County. Marker is on West Main Street west of South Spalding Avenue, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 120 W Main Street, Lebanon KY 40033, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Knott of Lebanon (within shouting distance of this marker); In Memory of our Fallen Comrades
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(about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Kobert Place (about 400 feet away); Home of Dr. Ben Spalding on July 5, 1863 (about 500 feet away); First Presbyterian Church (about 600 feet away); Marion County Veterans Memorial (about 600 feet away); The Maxwell House was Set on Fire by Morgan's Troops July 5th, 1863 (about 700 feet away); Eminent Theologian (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lebanon.
 
Courthouse Burned Marker (Reverse) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tom Bosse, October 13, 2016
2. Courthouse Burned Marker (Reverse)
Courthouse Burned Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tom Bosse, October 13, 2016
3. Courthouse Burned Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 10, 2021. It was originally submitted on November 7, 2016, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 667 times since then and 118 times this year. Last updated on March 10, 2021, by Bradley Owen of Morgantown, West Virginia. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 7, 2016, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.

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