Covington in Kenton County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
of the War Between the States
1861 — 1865
Norman-Barnes Post No. 70
the American Legion
Dedicated May 30, 1933
Erected 1933 by Norman-Barnes Post No. 70, the American Legion.
Topics. This monument and memorial is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil.
Location. 39° 4.399′ N, 84° 30.87′ W. Marker is in Covington, Kentucky, in Kenton County. Memorial can be reached from Linden Grove Cemetery. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 401 West 13th Street, Covington KY 41011, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Sons of Union Veterans Monument (a few steps from this marker); Spanish-American War Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); GAR Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); SFC Clotus O. Farris (within shouting distance of this marker); Linden Grove Cemetery (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); Sandford House / Western Baptist Theological Institute Henry Farny Park (approx. 0.4 miles away); St. John the Evangelist Church (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Covington.
Regarding Veteran's Monument. From the monument's National Register of Historic Places registration form:
It is one of only two monuments that honors veterans of both sides. It is the only monument that refers to the conflict as "the War Between the States." The use of the term "War Between the States" reflects revisionist history that was prevalent in the 1930s. It is also a good example of the property type "functional monument." It was most likely used as a podium during Memorial Day ceremonies. It is also significant that it was dedicated on May 30, 1933.
Credits. This page was last revised on January 12, 2022. It was originally submitted on June 3, 2021, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 94 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on June 3, 2021, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.