New Concord in Calloway County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
After Forts Henry, Heiman, and Donelson were captured and occupied by Union Forces, they became havens for refugee slaves seeking
Erected by Fort Donelson National Battlefield - National Park Service - US Department of the Interior.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African Americans • Forts and Castles • War, US Civil.
Location. 36° 30.097′ N, 88° 3.37′ W. Marker is in New Concord, Kentucky, in Calloway County. Marker can be reached from Fort Heiman Road 0.6 miles east of Kline Trail, on the left when traveling east. Marker is located at the Fort Heiman exhibit shelter, at the Fort Heiman Unit of Fort Donelson National Battlefield. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: New Concord KY 42076, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Pook Turtles (here, next to this marker); Fort Heiman (here, next to this marker); Forrest Stages A Raid (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); An Unfinished Fort (approx. 0.2 miles away); Under Union Occupation (approx. half a mile away); Battle of Fort Henry (approx. 1.6 miles away in Tennessee); Fort Henry (approx. 1.7 miles away in Tennessee); Site of Fort Henry (approx. 2.3 miles away in Tennessee). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New Concord.
Also see . . . Fort Donelson National Battlefield . National Park Service (Submitted on May 10, 2021.)
Credits. This page was last revised on May 11, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 10, 2021, by Shane Oliver of Richmond, Virginia. This page has been viewed 34 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on May 10, 2021, by Shane Oliver of Richmond, Virginia. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.