Hodgenville in Larue County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
Twenty-two Kentucky courthouses were burned during Civil War, nineteen in last fifteen months: twelve by Confederates, eight by guerrillas, two by Union accident.
See map on reverse side.
The courthouse at Hodgenville was burned by guerrillas Feb. 21, 1865. It had been used by Union soldiers as barracks. All of the county records were saved.
Locations of twenty-two courthouses in Kentucky burned during Civil War.
Route of Brig. Gen. Hylan B. Lyon
Courthouses burned on Lyon’s Raid
Other courthouses which were burned
as an incident to the war
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Erected 1963 by Kentucky Historical Society, Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 591.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list. A significant historical month for this entry is December 1864.
Location. 37° 34.437′ N, 85° 44.407′ Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Hodgenville KY 42748, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Lincoln and Hodgen's Mill (within shouting distance of this marker); Abraham Lincoln - As - A - Boy Statue (within shouting distance of this marker); Larue County / County Officials --- 1843 (within shouting distance of this marker); Two Miles South of this town Abraham Lincoln was born ... (within shouting distance of this marker); Hodgenville (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Phillips Fort (approx. 0.6 miles away); An Idyllic Frontier Scene (approx. 3 miles away); An Enduring Symbol (approx. 3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hodgenville.
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Twenty-two Kentucky courthouses were burned during the Civil War.
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