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Harlan in Harlan County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Courthouse Burned

 
 
Courthouse Burned Marker (Front) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tom Bosse, September 4, 2021
1. Courthouse Burned Marker (Front)
Inscription.  Twenty-two Kentucky courthouses were burned during Civil War, nineteen in last fifteen months: twelve by Confederates, eight by guerrillas, two by Union accident. See map on reverse side.

The courthouse at Harlan was burned in reprisal for burning of Lee County, Va. courthouse, October, 1863. County records in clerk's office nearby were saved.
 
Erected 1963 by Kentucky Historical Society & Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 588.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical month for this entry is October 1863.
 
Location. 36° 50.817′ N, 83° 19.273′ W. Marker is in Harlan, Kentucky, in Harlan County. Marker is on East Central Street west of South 2nd Street, on the left when traveling west. Marker located on Courthouse Lawn. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Harlan KY 40831, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Spirit of the American Doughboy (a few steps from this marker); The L&N Railroad in Harlan County (a few steps from this marker); County Named, 1819 (a few steps from
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this marker); Famous People from Harlan County (a few steps from this marker); The First Industry of Harlan County (a few steps from this marker); Veterans Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); First Car of Coal (within shouting distance of this marker); Harlan County Coal Miner Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Harlan.
 
Courthouse Burned Marker (Back) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tom Bosse, September 4, 2021
2. Courthouse Burned Marker (Back)
Courthouse Burned Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tom Bosse, September 4, 2021
3. Courthouse Burned Marker
Courthouse Burned Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tom Bosse, September 4, 2021
4. Courthouse Burned Marker
Courthouse Burned Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tom Bosse, September 4, 2021
5. Courthouse Burned Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 6, 2021. It was originally submitted on September 6, 2021, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 323 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on September 6, 2021, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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