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

"Bloody Breathitt"

 
 
"Bloody Breathitt" Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 16, 2014
1. "Bloody Breathitt" Marker
Inscription.  The courthouse that stood here, 1899-1963, was a landmark of Kentucky's "feudin' 'n' fightin'." Stemming from Civil War, feuds and political disagreements, unnumbered slayings, ambushes, and assassinations occurred between 1870-1920. In 11 months, 1901-02, 40 men were slain. Probably 100 Breathitt County officials were killed in that era of the past.
 
Erected 1964 by Kentucky Historical Society-Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 641.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Notable EventsWar, US Civil. 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. Marker is on Main Street. The marker is 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 Volunteers (here, next to this marker); World War I Memorial (within shouting distance
"Bloody Breathitt" Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 16, 2014
2. "Bloody Breathitt" Marker
of this marker); Korean War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Willie Sandlin (within shouting distance of this marker); Breathitt County (within shouting distance of this marker); Broken Column (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.
 
 
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 507 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 21, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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