Barbourville in Knox County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
Civil War Actions
CSA Gen. Kirby Smith's hdqrs. here Aug. 18 to 25, 1862 while preparing invasion of central Ky.
Erected 1962 by Kentucky Historical Society - Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 518.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list. A significant historical month for this entry is September 1862.
Location. 36° 52.058′ N, 83° 52.803′ W. Marker is in Barbourville, Kentucky, in Knox County. Marker is at the intersection of Cumberland Gap Parkway (U.S. 25E) and Daniel Boone Drive (State Highway 11), on the right when traveling south on Cumberland Gap Parkway. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Barbourville KY 40906, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. County Named, 1799 (here, next to this marker); First Cabin in Kentucky First House in Kentucky (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Battle of Barbourville (approx. 0.3 miles away); a different marker also named The Battle of Barbourville (approx. 0.3 miles away); a different marker also named The Battle of Barbourville (approx. 0.3 miles away); Wallsend Mine (approx. 12 miles away); Cumberland Ford (approx. 12.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Barbourville.
Credits. This page was last revised on November 3, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 15, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 736 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on September 15, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.