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Williamsburg in Whitley County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

"Aunt Julia" Marcum

 
 
"Aunt Julia" Marcum Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, April 17, 2014
1. "Aunt Julia" Marcum Marker
Inscription.  Only woman, as a fighter, to receive a U.S. pension; special Act of Congress, 1884. Marcum home in Tenn., a depot for southerners going north to Union Army. She lost eye; badly wounded defending home against marauder; then the family came here. Unionist father killed in action. Her life devoted to patriotic, religious work. Died 1936, age 91, military funeral.
 
Erected 1964 by Kentucky Historical Society-Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 672.)
 
Topics and series. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: Patriots & PatriotismWomen. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1884.
 
Location. 36° 44.598′ N, 84° 9.618′ W. Marker is in Williamsburg, Kentucky, in Whitley County. Memorial is on Sycamore Street. The marker is located on the grounds of the Whitley County Courthouse. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Williamsburg KY 40769, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. County Named, 1818 (within shouting distance of this marker); Scott's Raid
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(within shouting distance of this marker); Samuel Cox, 1756-1832 (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Clyde V. and Patricia Bennett Building (approx. 0.4 miles away); Roburn Hall (approx. half a mile away); Cumberland College (approx. 0.6 miles away); Roy Martis Chappell (approx. 0.9 miles away); First White Men Here (approx. 1.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Williamsburg.
 
"Aunt Julia" Marcum Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, April 17, 2014
2. "Aunt Julia" Marcum Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 24, 2018. It was originally submitted on June 3, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 552 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 3, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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