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Morehead in Rowan County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Courthouse Burned

 
 
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By Don Morfe, April 15, 2014
1. Courthouse Burned Marker
Inscription.  Twenty-two Kentucky courthouses were burned during the Civil War, nineteen in last fifteen months; twelve by Confederates eight by guerrillas, two by Union accident. Courthouse at Morehead burned by guerrillas March 21, 1864, the eastern most damaged incident to war. Building was again burned in 1880. County records before 1880 all destroyed by fires.
 
Erected 1966 by Kentucky Historical Society-Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 972.)
 
Topics and series. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: Government & PoliticsWar, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list.
 
Location. 38° 11.064′ N, 83° 25.998′ W. Marker is in Morehead, Kentucky, in Rowan County. Memorial is on East Main Street. The marker is located on the grounds of the old Rowan County Courthouse. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Morehead KY 40351, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. County Named, 1856 (here, next to this marker); Quilting Memories (a few steps from
Courthouse Burned Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 15, 2014
2. Courthouse Burned Marker
this marker); Freedom Park (within shouting distance of this marker); Allie Young Law Office (within shouting distance of this marker); Moonlight Schools (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); National Register Historic District / Morehead State University (about 700 feet away); Rowan County "War," 1884-1887 (approx. 0.2 miles away); First Building And Land (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Morehead.
 
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.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on May 17, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 389 times since then and 7 times this year. Last updated on November 26, 2014, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 17, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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