Near Nicholasville in Jessamine County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
“Fort Jackson is comparatively low, as a line from Nelson to Taylor passes about 15 feet above its crest. This allows Forts Nelson and Taylor to fire over it with safety in protecting each other. The guns on its faces protect the ground to the front while those on the flanks enfilade the abatis line from Fort Nelson to Battery Pope.” — Chief Engineer John R. Gilliss, September 15, 1864
Caption: Fort Jackson would have looked much like Federal Fort No. 9 outside of Atlanta, Georgia.
Erected by Kentucky's Civil War Heritage Trail, Civil War Discovery Trail and National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed Forts and Castles • War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom series list.
Location. 37° 47.913′ N, 84° 35.907′ W. Marker is near Nicholasville, Kentucky, in Jessamine County. Marker can be reached from Danville Road Loop 2 0.4 miles south of Fitch Road. Marker is on Fort Trail in Camp Nelson National Monument. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6614 Danville Road Loop 2, Nicholasville KY 40356, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Camp Nelson (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Graveyard No. 1 (about 600 feet away); African American Enlistment (about 800 feet away); The Thirteenth Amendment (approx. 0.2 miles away); The White House (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Northern Line of Fortifications (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Camp Nelson (approx. 0.3 miles away); Impressed Labor for the Army / Enslaved Men to Soldiers (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Nicholasville.
Credits. This page was last revised on April 28, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 24, 2021, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 36 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 24, 2021, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.