Vanceburg in Lewis County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
Erected 1964 by Kentucky Historical Society and Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 215.)
Topics and series. This historical marker and memorial is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1884.
Location. 38° 36.04′ N, 83° 18.97′ W. Marker is in Vanceburg, Kentucky, in Lewis County. Marker is at the intersection of Second Street and Court Street, on the right when traveling east on Second Street. It is on the courthouse lawn. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 122 2nd St, Vanceburg KY 41179, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named Union Memorial (here, next to this marker); World War I Memorial (here, next to this marker); World War II Memorial County Named, 1806 (a few steps from this marker); United Methodist Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Deposit Bank (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Hickle’s Pool Room (about 600 feet away); Stamper Block (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Vanceburg.
Regarding Union Memorial. Wikipedia: The monument was built in 1884 by the citizens of Lewis County, which was a Union stronghold during the war and one of the few places in Kentucky that was still more sympathetic to the Union cause by the 1880s. It stands thirty-four feet tall, and both the pedestal and base are made of limestone. The base is five feet high and seven feet wide. The pedestal was made from eight separate pieces. The statue depicts a Union soldier in winter gear and kepi hat.
Credits. This page was last revised on August 28, 2021. It was originally submitted on August 26, 2021, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 140 times since then and 60 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on August 26, 2021, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. 3. submitted on August 27, 2021, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.