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

Broken Column

 
 
Broken Column Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 16, 2014
1. Broken Column Marker
Inscription.  In ancient days a stately column or pillar was used to honor those persons of nobility and dignity who contributed much to the community or state. A broken column was used to honor those who died or were struck down and cut off in the vigor of life and indicated the great loss suffered by the community. With this broken column Breathitt County honors those noble and valiant sons she lost during the Korean War.
 
Topics. This memorial is listed in this topic list: War, Korean.
 
Location. 37° 33.216′ N, 83° 23.034′ W. Marker is in Jackson, Kentucky, in Breathitt County. Memorial is on Main Street. The marker is in the Breathitt County War Memorial located on the grounds of the Breathitt County Courthouse. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Jackson KY 41339, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Breathitt County (here, next to this marker); "Bloody Breathitt" (within shouting distance of this marker); Breathitt Volunteers (within shouting distance of this marker); World War I Memorial (within
Broken Column-Korean War Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 16, 2014
2. Broken Column-Korean War Memorial
shouting distance of this marker); Korean War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Willie Sandlin (within shouting distance of this marker); Quicksand — 1864 (approx. 2.4 miles away); Sam and Nola of Morris Fork (approx. 13.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jackson.
 
Broken Column-Korean War Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 16, 2014
3. Broken Column-Korean War Memorial
Broken Column-World War I Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 16, 2014
4. Broken Column-World War I Memorial
Breathitt County War Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 16, 2014
5. Breathitt County War Memorial
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on May 21, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 336 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on May 21, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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