Bonnieville in Hart County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
Bacon Creek Bridge
Bacon Creek Bridge was burned again Sept. 1862, when Confederate forces invaded state. The bridge fell victim to Morgan yet again in Dec. 1862, when he attacked the Union garrison protecting it. The final destruction to the bridge occurred during a December l864 raid when Confederate Gen. Hylan Lyon and his cavalry command torched the structure.
Erected 2015 by Kentucky Historical Society and Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 2454.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Bridges & Viaducts • Railroads & Streetcars • War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list. A significant historical date for this entry is December 5, 1861.
Location. 37° Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Bonnieville KY 42713, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Bacon Creek Trestle (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named Bacon Creek Bridge (within shouting distance of this marker); An Indian Ambush (approx. ¼ mile away); John Ireland (approx. 7.1 miles away); John Muir & Robert Munford (approx. 7.1 miles away); William Clark and Family (approx. 7.2 miles away); Albery Allson Whitman (approx. 7.2 miles away); Church-Hospital (approx. 7.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bonnieville.
Also see . . . Captain John Morgan and Bacon Creek Bridge. By Derrick Lindow, The Western Theater in the Civil War blog, November 19, 2020. (Submitted on June 1, 2021, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 1, 2021. It was originally submitted on June 1, 2021, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 34 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on June 1, 2021, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.