Near Elkhorn City in Pike County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
Known But to God
Here rests the body of a soldier of the Confederacy, struck down by an unknown assassin in May of 1865-apparently on way to home in the South. He was buried in a coffin made of boards rived from a great oak by four men of this community. After the turn of the century, a rose bush marked this final resting place of a soldier who is "Known but to God."
Erected 1987 by Kentucky Historical Society and Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 727.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial Sites • War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list. A significant historical month for this entry is May 1865.
Location. 37° 17.866′ N, 82° 18.835′ W. Marker is near Elkhorn City, Kentucky, in Pike County. Marker is on Patty Loveless Drive (Kentucky Route 80), on the right when traveling east. In Breaks Interstate Park, about 300 feet northwest of the Virginia/Kentucky state line. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Elkhorn City KY 41522, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured Russell Fork Overlook (approx. half a mile away); Clinchfield Overlook (approx. 0.9 miles away in Virginia); The Name Breaks (approx. one mile away in Virginia); Early Settlement (approx. 1.2 miles away in Virginia); Salt Kettle (approx. 1.3 miles away in Virginia); Formation Of The Breaks (approx. 1.4 miles away in Virginia); Mill Rock Point (approx. 1.7 miles away in Virginia); Mill Rock Point Overlook (approx. 1.7 miles away in Virginia).
Credits. This page was last revised on November 19, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 18, 2011, by Forest McDermott of Masontown, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 1,175 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on December 18, 2011, by Forest McDermott of Masontown, Pennsylvania. 4. submitted on November 18, 2020, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.