Near Prestonsburg in Floyd County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
The Middle Creek National Battlefield Foundation
Middle Creek was a tragic example of the fratricidal, Kentuckian-against-Kentuckian combat typical of this region. A Union victory, it focused national attention on Ohio's James A. Garfield, who two decades later would become the twentieth President of the United States.
The Middle Creek National Battlefield Trail is the first phase in what will be a series of interpretations of the battlefield site. In coming years, as funds become available, we hope to add a visitor's center, a research library, and a multi-media theater. The latter facility will be used to educate school children and other visitors not just about Middle Creek, but about other Civil War battles fought in Eastern Kentucky, as well as the social and economic impact of the war on the region as a whole.
We encourage you to join us in this endeavor and help us to preserve our rapidly disappearing Eastern Kentucky heritage.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil.
Location. 37° 39.042′ N, 82° 48.82′ W. Marker is near Prestonsburg, Kentucky, in Floyd County. Marker can be reached from Kentucky Route 114, 0.1 miles east of Kentucky Route 404, on the right when traveling east. Marker is located at the Middle Creek National Battlefield. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Prestonsburg KY 41653, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Kentucky Blue Blood versus Ohio Self-Made Man (here, next to this marker); Why They Fought Here (here, next to this marker); Kentuckian versus Kentuckian (I) (here, next to this marker); Kentuckian versus Kentuckian (II) (here, next to this marker); The Battle of Middle Creek Eastern Kentucky's Civil War Battles and Skirmishes, 1861-1862 (here, next to this marker); Eastern Kentucky's Civil War Battles and Skirmishes, 1863-1864 (here, next to this marker); The Battle of Middle Creek / The Fitzpatrick Farm (a few steps from this marker); A Desperate Fight, but Few Casualties (within shouting distance of this marker); The Confederate Waiting Game (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Prestonsburg.
More about this marker. Marker is one of eight interpretive signs at the site.
Also see . . . Middle Creek National Battlefield. Official website of the Middle Creek National Battlefield Foundation. (Submitted on October 8, 2013.)
Credits. This page was last revised on March 29, 2021. It was originally submitted on October 8, 2013, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 476 times since then and 68 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on October 8, 2013, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.