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

Breathitt Volunteers

 
 
Breathitt Volunteers Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Frank Profitt, February 24, 2021
1. Breathitt Volunteers Marker
Inscription.  During World War I, this county attained national prominence by filling its quota of service men by volunteers. No men had to be drafted from Breathitt, the only county in U.S. with this record. During war 3,912 men registered, 405 volunteered, 324 were called, 281 inducted and 43 rejected. Kentuckians ranked among highest in nation in physical fitness.
 
Erected 1966 by Kentucky Historical Society-Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 904.)
 
Topics and series. This memorial is listed in this topic list: War, World I. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list.
 
Location. 37° 33.234′ N, 83° 23.034′ W. Marker is in Jackson, Kentucky, in Breathitt County. Memorial is on Main Street. The marker is 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. "Bloody Breathitt" (here, next to this marker); Korean War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker);
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World War I Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Willie Sandlin (within shouting distance of this marker); Broken Column (within shouting distance of this marker); Breathitt County (within shouting distance of this marker); Quicksand — 1864 (approx. 2.4 miles away); Sam and Nola of Morris Fork (approx. 13.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jackson.
 
Breathitt Volunteers Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Frank Profitt, February 24, 2021
2. Breathitt Volunteers Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 1, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 21, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 584 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 27, 2021, by Frank Profitt of Georgetown, Kentucky. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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