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

Bacon Creek Bridge

 
 
Bacon Creek Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James David Harvey, May 8, 2010
1. Bacon Creek Bridge Marker
Inscription.  The L & N R.R. bridge near here, a main USA supply line between Louisville and Bowling Green, was destroyed by Confederate troops in late 1861. Before repairs were complete, Morgan's Raiders burned it Dec. 5, 1861. This act brought Morgan's daring to public eye. A year later Morgan again burned the tressle and stockade, taking 93 prisoners of 91st Ill. Vol.
 
Erected 1962 by Kentucky Historical Society - Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 530.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Bridges & ViaductsRailroads & StreetcarsWar, 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° 22.486′ N, 85° 54.159′ W. Marker is in Bonnieville, Kentucky, in Hart County. Marker is on North Dixie Highway (U.S. 31W), on the right when traveling north. 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. A different marker also named Bacon Creek Bridge (within shouting distance of this marker); Bacon Creek Trestle
Bacon Creek Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Lee Hattabaugh, January 25, 2011
2. Bacon Creek Bridge Marker
Looking north on US 31W. Bacon Creek in background.
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(within shouting distance of this marker); An Indian Ambush (approx. Ό mile away); On Washington's Guard (approx. 6.4 miles away); John Ireland (approx. 7.1 miles away); John Muir & Robert Munford (approx. 7.1 miles away); William Clark and Family (approx. 7.1 miles away); Albery Allson Whitman (approx. 7.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bonnieville.
 
Bacon Creek/Bonnieville railroad trestle image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Lee Hattabaugh, January 25, 2011
3. Bacon Creek/Bonnieville railroad trestle
Bacon Creek/Bonnieville railroad trestle image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Lee Hattabaugh, January 25, 2011
4. Bacon Creek/Bonnieville railroad trestle
another view from Morgans Raiders Avenue, which passes beneath the trestle.
Bacon Creek Bridge image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James David Harvey, February 18, 2011
5. Bacon Creek Bridge
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 1, 2021. It was originally submitted on November 28, 2010, by James David Harvey of Seville, Ohio. This page has been viewed 1,155 times since then and 59 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on November 28, 2010, by James David Harvey of Seville, Ohio.   2, 3, 4. submitted on January 28, 2011, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama.   5. submitted on April 7, 2011, by James David Harvey of Seville, Ohio. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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Jul. 3, 2022